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Power charger for Thailand and Korea

Travel Forums Asia Power charger for Thailand and Korea

1. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 533 posts) 6 Feb '06 05:25

I'm travelling to Thailand and Korea in the next few months and taking my iPod and Sony Ericsson walkman w800i with me. I've bought a solio solar power charger for my iPod so I'm sorted for charging my iPod, but I've just found out that the solio mobile connectors won't fit my w800i.

Does anyone know therefore what charger I can buy which will be compatible with a w800i in Thailand and Korea? Will I need to buy two adaptors or is a universal adaptor available?

Also, is it best to buy an adaptor in the UK before I go or wait until I get there?

2. Posted by kurwah (Full Member, 60 posts) 6 Feb '06 09:54

Here is a list of all plug types in the world.
I would suggest buying the adaptor before you leave. You will not have to buy a new charger. Just use the adaptor with your existing charger. They are fairly cheap and just attaches to your existing power socket.

3. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 533 posts) 8 Feb '06 05:59

Cheers for the link.

Korea use the same socket as the UK, but they have two voltages: 110-120 and 220-240. We use 220V in the UK so I would imagine if I used a lower power voltage I should be okay. Do you know if my reasoning is correct or could a lower voltage cause problems for my phone?

Also, I'll still need an adaptor for Thailand so do you know of any websites or shops that do good deals on adaptors?

4. Posted by rebmamber (Respected Member, 40 posts) 9 Feb '06 18:16

We are in SE Asia now and have been charging our ipod and phone with a single converter that we bought before we left. We saw many converters in Bangkok for a lot less than we paid for ours in the US. If I did it again, I'd buy nearly everything over here as it is cheap cheap cheap...
Enjoy!

5. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 533 posts) 10 Feb '06 12:04

Do you know what type of plug socket is most common in Thailand? I looked it up in the Lonely Planet and it said the two point circular was used in some places and the two point flat pins in other parts of Thailand so I wasn't sure which type to buy.

Also, whereabouts in Bangkok is a good area for buying electrical equipment?

Finally, do I need an adaptor that converts the voltage as well as providing the necessary pin socket?

6. Posted by wtanaka (Budding Member, 44 posts) 16 Feb '06 01:37

plug sockets in Thailand and South Korea