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Travel Adaptors

Posted by daniel4 on 27/6/2011 at 05:48

Hey folks, I'm traveling from the UK and bringing the usual Ipod with me. Just wondering what is the best travel adaptor to use and whether I also need to bring a voltage converter with me?
Many thanks

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Posted by busylizzy on 27/6/2011 at 07:42

You can pickup adapters pretty cheap in Thailand - much cheaper than at home. Not sure about the diff between adapters in the UK and Vietnam, but they are different in each of the SEA countries. I just picked up a cheap universal adapter that allowed me to use it all over SEA and in the US.

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Posted by goonistik on 27/6/2011 at 08:34

AFAIK, the ipod AC adaptor is universal (multiple voltage) . You can check by looking at the specs. It should say something like "100-240 volts AC" so you shouldn't need a transformer/voltage converter.

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Posted by violets on 29/6/2011 at 06:28

I've found the two-pronged round european plug works most places. They also sometimes use a flat-pronged plug but you will probably be able to buy that locally, though I've never needed it. I've charged my ipod in some pretty remote places, including a homestay on the way to Dien Bien Phu.

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Posted by joannemahoney on 30/6/2011 at 18:43

We bought adaptors at BenThan Market in HCMC. Much cheaper than buying before you leave. A man was selling them at a small stall outside the Market building on the opposite side to the round-a-bout.

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Posted by DLuek on 1/7/2011 at 08:09 TF writer

As goonistik says, the chargers for all Apple products work with 240 voltage. I've never had a problem charging ipods or macs anywhere in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand or Cambodia, using the normal standard issue chargers.

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Posted by daniel4 on 1/7/2011 at 15:15

Thank you everyone - I just bought a worldwide travel adaptor....

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