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1. Posted by kenmc (Full Member 80 posts) 11y

Hi,
could someone tell me the availibility of power sockets in the average accomodation in Thailand,Laos,Cambodia,Vietnam,China.
I have a digi camera which will need to be charged about every 3-4 days, I have 2 batteries so it shouldn't be too bad, but I just want to be sure.
Also what sort of adaptors do I need - what is the plug pin pattern?
Cheers
Ken

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

they are in most places - but I stayed in Bangkok in a cheap guest house and for charging my mobile they wanted to rip me off as much as my daily room rate. I just plugged in into a socket next to my room on a corridor.

You can always discretely plug in internet shops.

In Thailand, Laos, Malaysia - 2 pins, as in continental Europe. Suspect it's similar in the whole region.

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Hi Ken,

Refer to the following links:

Domestic AC power plugs and sockets

List of countries with mains power plugs, voltages and frequencies

Or you can buy a universal AC socket adapter like this one and put away your worries of having an incompatible plug. Just make sure that the AC voltage matches your device. But nowadays, most power adapters come in free voltage rating that supports both 110-120V and 220-250V AC.

BTW, Malaysia use the UK 3-pin socket, and not 2-pin as massager mentioned above. However, electrical appliances with 2-pin (Europlug - 2 round pins) plugs can be used in those 3-pin sockets. You just need to insert a key or the handle of a spoon into the earth hole to open the gates that guard the live and neutral holes. Be careful though. ;)

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