Sockets and power in SE Asia

Old Jan 6th, 2006, 04:31 AM
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Sockets and power in SE Asia

Leaving tomorrow for Shanghai, and then BKK, and Vietnam. Anyone knows what kind of sockets and power are used in SE Asia?
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Old Jan 6th, 2006, 06:07 AM
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http://store.yahoo.com/electrical-su...tricguide.html

This site will give you the socket and power information for anywhere in the world.
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Old Jan 6th, 2006, 06:41 AM
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Thank you, Tatersalad!!!
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Do you also need a voltage converter for Thailand?
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The voltage in Thailand and most of the world is 220, 50 cycles where North America uses 120 volt, 60 cycles.

As to voltage conversion; it would depend on what you are using. Some electronics have either dual voltage settings or automatically adjust for the voltage.

I think that if you read the owners manual for your camera or laptop battery charger, you will find that it adjusts automatically for the voltage and cycles that it is connected to.

For a hair drier, it would be best to simply purchase one with a voltage selector switch, if it does not already have one. A hair drier uses a lot of electricity and it would require a large and expensive transformer. For something that does not draw a lot of power, like a shaver, you could purchase a voltage converter. If you need to purchase a voltage converter you need to be sure that it has the capacity in watts to handle the load.


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