Laos power adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Laos?

Power adapters for Laos

Different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Laos. This page has links to useful instructions telling you how to charge your devices when you're visiting Laos by using their types F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we suggest reading the World power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Laos?

The best power adapter for Laos is a Type F plug adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Laos?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a power socket in Laos to accept a different type of power plug from another country. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows a visitor from another location to use electronic appliances in Laos by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Lao power outlet?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Lao power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Laos along with the correct type of adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Laos?

This will depend on the type of plug you want to use and the country you are travelling from.

Will I need a power adapter for Laos if I'm visiting from America?

If you are travelling from the US you will need to bring a power adapter for Laos because American plugs won't physically fit in a Lao power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Laos if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

Where to buy a power adapter for Laos in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Laos in the US

Laos to US power adapters will most likely be available in most major US International airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as Hudson News or Brookstone, but expect to pay more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street electrical stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Fry's normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

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  1. Wikipedia - Lao Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $5 to $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor