Replies: 13 - Last Post: Jan 7, 2013 6:33 PM Last Post By: BangkokBoy
Dec 17, 2012 7:11 AM
Dec 17, 2012 7:58 AM
Dec 17, 2012 8:01 AM
I apologize for the lack of clarification. I am looking for an adapter (i.e. plug American device into which and then plug adapter in to foreign outlet).
Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you!
Dec 17, 2012 8:27 AM
3OK, now it is clear.
You can get them easily everywhere. You can buy at home or in Thailand. In good old times you sometimes needed a converter for british plugs, but nowadays they use to have these everything fits in plugs. Most of the devices sold in Thailand have an american plug, so I think you won't have a problem without adaptor. Else you can buy a multi adaptor. I bought one in Germany which is fully adjutable, even the distance of the angle of the pins. But I think with a standard adaptor US to EU and US to british you should be fine.
Edited by: freiburger
Dec 17, 2012 9:08 AM
4Most outlets accept USA-style plugs but are usually not grounded, i.e. have two sockets not three. And some outlets have Euro-style twin round sockets. See http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm. The most you're likely to need is this or that which are available for around $1 at shops in tourist zones.
As for voltage, most modern gadgets already have the converter built in (100-240v)
Dec 17, 2012 9:41 AM
5I wouldn't skimp where electrics are concerned, choose something with a recogniseable safety approval mark. Have a look on amazon, loads to choose from, they work in over 150 countries worldwide - get an idea of price and only you know what is affordable to you. Many branded ones can be bought in airports.
Dec 17, 2012 1:02 PM
6OP you have asked for an international adapter so I guess you want to use it around the world and not just for Cambodia and Thailand.
I use an adapter similar to this in conjunction with a multi-outlet powerboard so I can re-charge lots of things at once.
The reason this type of adapter is good is because, unlike cheap ones, this one has a built-in fuse for overload. Newer version also has USB recharge ports.
Dec 17, 2012 1:15 PM
7I wouldn't skimp where electrics are concerned, choose something with a recogniseable safety approval mark
Then I wouldn't go near a power point in Thailand ;)
Dec 17, 2012 1:43 PM
Dec 17, 2012 4:32 PM
9Here is another adaptor type, mind you it's Australian but you'd be able to find an American equivalent.
Dec 17, 2012 8:31 PM
10I found this quite by accident, could be useful to some... http://kropla.com/electric2.htm
Dec 17, 2012 8:34 PM
11You can find adapters for US to Thai outlets in many places in Thailand, even some supermarkets. Around a dollar US. But many Thai outlets take US bladed plugs and Thai pin plugs.
BUT first check if the thing you plug in will take 220 volts!!! If only 110 volts you will fry it! Most newer laptop and cell phone chargers will take both 110 v and 220v. CHECK FIRST!
Dec 17, 2012 8:46 PM
Dec 17, 2012 9:36 PM
13Universal adapter is one thing, universal charger is another different thing..
Since you clarified at post #2, then you're after an adapter to use power points -
I use a one-piece that looks like this, and it changes anything to anything else, including plugging in to those 3 pin square UK points.
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