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universal power adapter

Posted by sharpie on 11/4/2010 at 12:28


I have been looking at universal power adapters but cant seem to find one that lists all the coutries we will be going to:
malaysia, thailand, cambodia, vietnam, laos, china and indonesia

does such an adapter exist or are we just better off buying individual adapters when we arrive in each country?

also we are travelling with a netbook is there anything we should know about power and voltage i heard about laptops short circuting can this be prevented?


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Posted by busylizzy on 11/4/2010 at 16:36

I bought an adapter similar to this one:

and was able to use it in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. I would assume it can also be used in China and Laos. If not, the worst case is that you buy a cheapie in those countries at a local market for a dollar or two.

Mine cost about $12 NZD on a local auction site (similar to eBay).

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Posted by AbgAcid on 11/4/2010 at 22:55

I havent really been to China but all the countries you mentioned (except China) uses 220-240Volt.

The universal power adapter is quite common in Malaysia or thailand, and the cost here is much more cheaper.


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Posted by sharpie on 13/4/2010 at 20:22

thanks for the replies
i have one less thing to think about as i'll just get when one arrive :)

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Posted by travelhungryboy on 8/5/2010 at 16:22

Hey sharpie, check out amazon you can get them for about £3 and up, some with surge protectors and usb connections as well.

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Posted by sharpie on 9/5/2010 at 17:48

thanks :)

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