Power adapters for Vietnam - What adapter do I need for Vietnam?

Power adapters for Vietnam

If planning a trip to Vietnam it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electrical devices like cell phones and laptop computers that you'll be bringing along. But, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either having to bring unnecessary adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Vietnam. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Vietnam using the G, A or C type Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Vietnamese normally use the Type G plugs in their plug outlets. Power adapters vary regionally therefore we recommend reading the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Vietnam?

The best power adapter for Vietnam is a Type G plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Vietnam?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a wall outlet in Vietnam to accept a power plug from an appliance from a different region.

Do I need a power adapter in Vietnam?

If the power plug that you are using isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Vietnam then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Vietnam from America?

An American Type A or Type B outlet might not typically be found in Vietnam so it is recommended to bring a suitable plug adapter for Vietnam, however because the voltage is 220 volts you will definitely need to use a power converter for Vietnam if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Vietnam allows visitors travelling from another country to use electronic appliances in Vietnam by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Vietnam?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Vietnamese power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance then you will also need a step down power converter for Vietnam.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Vietnam?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Vietnam?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - wikipedia.org entry about Vietnam.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor