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Plug adapter and voltage converter?

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Plug adapter and voltage converter?

Hello.

I am planning a trip to Vietnam and I was wondering if I need to buy a plug adapter or voltage converter. I am from the US and we use 110V; Vietnam uses 220V. Thank you in advance!

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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3,508 posts
7 reviews
1. Re: Plug adapter and voltage converter?

Unless your appliances are ancient they should tolerate 50-60 hz and 110-240 volts.

Have a look at the power supplies and chargers.

Houston, Texas
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9,009 posts
4 reviews
2. Re: Plug adapter and voltage converter?

https://whatplug.info/from/usa/to/vietnam

Some hotels do not have type A outlet (ie., they only have type C and G outlets); that's when you're screwed like I was - with my phone charger.

Cheers,

John

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361 posts
23 reviews
3. Re: Plug adapter and voltage converter?

Your power adapters should have the fine print on them. If they say 120-240V, you're ok. Plugs in the US are either the flat type or 3-prong. Most sockets in Vietnam accept a number of different plugs, including US-type ones. Plug adapters are also widely available in local markets for about $2-3.

Edited: 17 August 2018, 12:27
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