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universal adaptor

Posted by Pocohantas on 2/6/2013 at 08:17

Hi

I am in Bangkok and none of my electrical stuff from the Uk works with my universal adaptor - neither my camera battery nor my hair straighteners. I am gutted as my camera battery is low and I am only 2 days into a 3 month trip! If i am not able to charge my camera battery i am stuffed ...... Dos anyone have any suggestions please? I bought the universal adaptar here in Bangkok from a big supermarket calles something like the C and paid TBH 250.


The camera charger says 100-240 V and the straighteners away 110-230 V
Any tips would be really appreciated.

Many thanks

#1 Pocohantas has been a member since 10/5/2013. Posts: 23

Posted by Xircal on 2/6/2013 at 13:06

Provided it's a two pin plug, you can safely plug your equipment directly into Thai sockets since the voltage is virtually the same as the UK. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

If it's a three pin plug, then you have a problem since those won't fit. If you're staying three months, get somebody to mail you a UK worldwide adapter. It'll take about 10 days to arrive, but it's better than nothing unless somebody else has a suggestion.

As regards adapters, these need to be purchaed in the country the equipment originated from. So the one you bought in Bangkok is intended to be used anywhere in the world with Thai plugs.

#2 Xircal has been a member since 24/12/2012. Posts: 95


Posted by Pocohantas on 2/6/2013 at 14:44

Thank you so much. It is a 3 pin plug.

Cheers

#3 Pocohantas has been a member since 10/5/2013. Posts: 23

Posted by Captain_Bob on 3/6/2013 at 01:58

All you should need is this.
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Available for 30-50 baht at most electric shops and tourist hubs.

#4 Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,891

Posted by boxee on 3/6/2013 at 02:46

bought mine in 7-11 for about 100 baht

#5 boxee has been a member since 26/3/2008. Location: Singapore. Posts: 131

Posted by boxee on 3/6/2013 at 02:56

@Pocohantas have you tried this in another plug socket , ??? maybe the plug socket is at fault !


@Xircal As regards adapters, these need to be purchased in the country the equipment originated from. So the one you bought in Bangkok is intended to be used anywhere in the world with Thai plugs.


this statement is not correct , i always forget to buy adapters for my English equipment , and always buy in country






danny

#6 boxee has been a member since 26/3/2008. Location: Singapore. Posts: 131

Posted by Pocohantas on 3/6/2013 at 03:27

Thank you everyone. I shall go to 7-11 and get one.

Cheers

#7 Pocohantas has been a member since 10/5/2013. Posts: 23

Posted by busylizzy on 3/6/2013 at 15:05

Adapters are generally much cheaper to buy in Thailand than in your home country.

If you don't find one at the 7-11, go to MBK or Pantip Plaza - there's plenty to choose from there.

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