Photo: Almost Maldivian at Ao Noi, Ko Kut.

Thailand forum

260v plugs in Thailand?

Posted by cbg0927 on 7/1/2014 at 08:06

I've only seen 220-240v here in Thailand so far. The past two places I've been (khao sok and koh tao) show 250v and 260v faceplates on the outlets though. Can anyone shed some light onto this? I was under the assumption that the outlets can only output as much power as the generator provides them, and something tells me all of koh tao isn't running on 260v.

#1 cbg0927 has been a member since 30/7/2013. Location: United States. Posts: 62
 Send cbg0927 a private message   Where has cbg0927 been? 

Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 7/1/2014 at 09:50

You trying to blow yourself up?

#2 LeonardCohen1 has been a member since 24/7/2012. Posts: 2,148
 Send LeonardCohen1 a private message 


Posted by Geer1 on 7/1/2014 at 10:03

The faceplate probably means nothing, probably is just the cheapest outlet they could find.

I am surprised you are seeing such a thing as to my knowledge no countries use 260 volt power, that is why almost all chargers only go from 110-240 volts.

If in doubt ask the owner. I know I charged items at Khao Sok and had no issues.

#3 Geer1 has been a member since 14/9/2012. Posts: 540
 Send Geer1 a private message   Where has Geer1 been? 

Posted by cbg0927 on 12/1/2014 at 03:02

@Geer1 I'm surprised as well - however the hostel I'm staying in koh tao also shows a 250v faceplate, and my camera battery has certainly been acting sketchily lately. Not sure if it just happens to be a coincidence that the past 3 residences I've stayed at have showed 250 and 260v faceplates or if this voltage is actually being used.

#4 cbg0927 has been a member since 30/7/2013. Location: United States. Posts: 62
 Send cbg0927 a private message   Where has cbg0927 been? 

Posted by Captain_Bob on 12/1/2014 at 05:17

Nowhere uses 250 or 260v
http://www.harmonyhealthdynamics.com/other/articles/electricity/

#5 Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,918

Posted by cbg0927 on 12/1/2014 at 05:54

Good to know. Cheers!

#6 cbg0927 has been a member since 30/7/2013. Location: United States. Posts: 62
 Send cbg0927 a private message   Where has cbg0927 been? 

Posted by Geer1 on 12/1/2014 at 18:05

250 V wouldn't affect your battery. It might fry your charger but that is all it should do(unless charger is poorly made and fries your item instead).

#7 Geer1 has been a member since 14/9/2012. Posts: 540
 Send Geer1 a private message   Where has Geer1 been? 


Please login to add a reply

You need to be a Travelfish member to be able to add a reply to this post. Please use the button below to log in. After logging in you'll be returned to this page automatically to add your post. Not a member? Join up here.