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Adapter needed?

Posted by travellingmon on 26/8/2008 at 22:10

I am traveling to Luang Prabang from Canada for several months. I am bringing my laptop and am wondering if I need an adapter to plug it in and charge it?


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Posted by SBE on 26/8/2008 at 22:43

Probably. Not sure what the adapters are like in Canada though. From memory Laos mostly has two pin plugs but Google is your friend and travelfish has a FAQ on this very topic. ;-)

You can certainly get adapters in everywhere Thailand so probably also available in tourist areas in Laos too. You could buy one before you leave to be 100% certain though.

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Posted by Rufus on 27/8/2008 at 22:03

2 pin plugs. Buy an adaptor at any mini mart. Why on earth suggest he buy one in Canada, for heaven's sake?

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Posted by SBE on 28/8/2008 at 01:20

Too much wine probably Rufus! I think they sell adapters in over-priced duty free shops at international airports as well.

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Posted by befree on 28/8/2008 at 09:45

Two pins
Cost is only afew cents, can buy in small shop main street of Luang Prabang or walk to day tourist markets , turn left, walk a block or two down & on opposite side of street is shop selling electrical stuff & adapters.

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Posted by jasonkim8486 on 20/11/2009 at 09:00

does laos have the same sockets as thailand? just to clarify im from the US, only need to charge my ipod. heard conflicting reports, but some say i dont need any adapters/converters for thailand, is this true?

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Posted by somsai on 20/11/2009 at 09:40

just break off the ground. Takes 2 seconds, works like a charm.

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Posted by neosho on 20/11/2009 at 14:21

I haven't been using an adapter with my laptop for a year now. Ran into a British guy that said the inline converter did it for you. I compared cords to make sure I was on the same page and it works. I still use an adapter for other stuff. So far have only use it this was in Thailand.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 20/11/2009 at 16:24 TF writer

Hi --

I'm Canadian too. For Canadian/US electronics you DO NOT need an adapter for Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam. You DO need an adapter for Singapore and Malaysia (they use British style).

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