electric currency in Burma

Old Nov 5th, 2012, 07:56 PM
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electric currency in Burma

Haven't seen this discussed anywhere on the forum. We leave in 17 days and realized I better find out.

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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 08:51 PM
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220 - 230 volt 50 hz cycle.
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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 09:45 PM
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Do you mean current? What is it you want to know? I'm in Burma now.

It's called 220 but, after watching a guage attached to our AC unit in Mandalay for 2 days, it seemed never to reach that voltage, fluctuated wildly all the time. We've charged batteries on US devices successfully and, so far, without apparent incident.

2 pin adaptors are usual but there have also been 3 pin UK-like outlets. Some are configured to take 2 or 3 kinds in the same outlet. The one beside me now takes 2 pin, 3 (UK) and US 2 pin. All have worked for me but bring adaptors as what's available changes with the location.

What else?
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Old Nov 5th, 2012, 10:58 PM
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its the same as europe
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Frequent electricity cuts, though the best hotels have their own generators.
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Old Nov 7th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Current!! Apologies and Mme. Perdu, thanks for your detailed response! We have both two-prong and three-prong adaptors and will bring both.

Kathie, after Hurricane Sandy we were without power for five nights and four days and did just fine. We were so much luckier than so many here in NYC and the tri-state area! Frequent electricity cuts won't be a problem.
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THis is a good link:

http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advi...ity-guide.html

Scroll to the very bottom of the page and you'll see Burma uses Type C, D, F and G outlets (there are illustrations below the chart as well for reference)

It's the G outlets that are tricky. You'll probably need two types of adapters (2 pin for C, D, and F -- and 3 pin for G.)
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Old Nov 7th, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Great site! Thanks, Will.
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520, after making it through Sandy, you may feel like the infrastructure in Burma is just fine.
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I've been thinking about that!
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