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Electric adapters!

Posted by kguinn on 17/5/2006 at 04:20

I'm leaving for BKK tomorrow (!) so this is a pretty last minute question... I have a charger for my digital camera battery, and the charger is rated up to 240 V, so I think I only need an outlet adapter thing for thailand and most of the rest of SEA, as opposed to some transformer deal, right? Just confirming that...

And second, should I buy the adaptor here (in Vancouver) or are they fairly easy to find in Bangkok? I'm pretty certain I'll be able to find just about anything I might want, and a lot of things I'd never want, in Bangkok's markets, but should I count on that or get it in advance?

Thanks for any advice, I'm really excited about my trip!

#1 kguinn has been a member since 5/3/2006. Posts: 4

Posted by exacto on 17/5/2006 at 05:05


You are correct. Electricity in Thailand is 220-240 volts, compared to the 110-120 here in North America, so your charger should be fine. The cycles are slightly different (60 hertz here vs. 50 there) but except for electric clocks, that normally isn't a problem.

Lots of outlets in Thailand are pretty forgiving, meaning that they'll often accomodate both the regular two pin plug that is common there as well as the two blade plugs we have over here. So, depending on where you stay, you might not even need an adapter.

If you do, it should be a relatively easy thing to find in an electric shop in Bangkok - just ask around. It also shouldn't be too expensive. I have an extra one, but I'm afraid I can't mail it to you in time. Sorry.

I hope that helps. Have a great trip. Cheers.

#2 exacto has been a member since 12/2/2006. Location: United States. Posts: 2,840

Posted by kguinn on 17/5/2006 at 05:07

Thanks exacto!

#3 kguinn has been a member since 5/3/2006. Posts: 4

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