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

Power adapters for Laos

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Laos. This page contains links to instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're travelling to Laos by using the types F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power adapters differ regionally therefore we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power adapters guide for a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Laos?

The best power adapter for Laos will be a Type F plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Laos?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small and cheap plastic adapter which allows a different shaped power plug on an appliance from a foreign country to safely slot into a Lao power outlet.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their own electrical devices in Laos simply by adapting the shape of the plug to fit the wall outlet.

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 doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Laos.

Do I need a power adapter for Laos?

If the shape of the wall outlet in Laos is different to the outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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

A US plug won't fit into a Lao power outlet therefore you will need to use a plug adapter for Laos, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Laos to prevent overheating or damage to your appliance or device if it isn't dual voltage.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - Lao Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor