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Power adaptors

Posted by Glhaskell on 29/3/2009 at 03:44

Does anyone know about voltage and power adaptors for thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia? Do i need an adaptor? Are they all the same. Let me know?

#1 Glhaskell has been a member since 12/3/2009. Posts: 10

Posted by amazon_blonde on 29/3/2009 at 07:41

The lonely planet website provides information on what type of voltage and plugs are used in each country, but to be honest, we very rarely needed a plug adapter - our US-type two prong plugs worked fine. Your stuff might need a voltage converter, but that's a different issue. Most new-ish electronics will work fine on both, but you should be sure.

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Posted by BruceMoon on 6/7/2009 at 09:16

I know this post is (now) old, but the issue is relevant at anytime.

The actual voltage needed by many products used by tourists isn't really an issue.

For example, most camera battery charger/ phone charger, or similar can work on both 240v and 110v. The only 'hassle' is that they need to be able to accommodate 240v (those from 240v nations don't have the problem).

A battery charger supplied to use 240v will accept 110v, but will just charge at a slower rate.

Some chargers have a little toggle switch to 'allow' for 240 or 110.

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As for supply outlets, there is a widely sold 'adaptor' in SE Asia. You buy one with a female end to 'take' your plug, and it has multiple male ends for sockets throughout SE Asia.


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