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hi does anyone know if i need a converter or something for my camera (US plug) to work in thailand? or if its even the same plug?
thank you :)
It's def not the same plug. Converter/voltage needs to be adjusted.
I assume that you're concerned about using the battery recharger, right? Newer models of items such as cell phones, cameras and laptop computers will usually come with rechargers that can handle anything from 100v-240v, because those items are, after all, also intended for use by travelers. To be certain, look for small print that should almost certainly be written on the recharger itself. If you see numbers in the range of 100v-240v then you will not need a charger for it to work in Thailand. Thailand's voltage is 220-240v.
You MAY, however, need an adaptor if the plug on your recharger is different from the socket you intend to use. If you're staying in a hotel, the hotel should have a plug adaptor to lend you.
Thank you very much bkk for the respond, very helpful,
I did check and it is 100v-240v, now my other question is I have an adapter which I used it when I went to Europe last year. Will that adapter work in Thailand as well? I mean are the plugs same round shape as Europe (ps I am traveling from America so the plugs here are kind of flat rectangle shape you probably know) but I used the adapter and used it at Europe. Can I use that adapter with round shape in Thailand?
Thailand usually uses opposed flat/round outlets. the US plug (non-grounded) will fit.
The power is 220 VAC, 50 Htz. make sure your charger is "universal" and will accept this voltage.
Some of the outlets will take US style bladed plugs and pin plugs too.
If you have to get an adapter they run around a 30-45 baht in Thailand. Even some supermarkets have them. About a buck for an adapter if you buy it in Thailand.
Photo of outlet that takes both plugs.
no need for adapter, and if you charger said 110~240V you can plug straight in. I chaRGE MY LAP-TOP, AND CAMERA also. cheers Tommy x
Travel Tips for Bangkok
TAKE A RIVER TAXI UP OR DOWN...
TAKE A RIVER TAXI UP OR DOWN THE RIVER, ITS NO PROBLEM AND ITS VERY INTERESTING AND CHEAP, IF YOU
ARE A TRAVELLOR FIND TIME TO VISIT A PRISON AND TAKE A FEW BASIC ITEMS IN FOR A PRISONER FROM YOUR HOMELAND.THE REASON SOMEONE IS LOCKED UP IS OF NO CONCERN OF YOURS BUT A HUMANITARIAN VISIT IS SELF REWARDING.AND REMEMBER IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU WHO IS LOCKED UP. SEEING MY OLD MATE SAK A FRIEND OF 14YEARS, POSSIBLY THE MOST DEPENDABLE TUK-TUK DRIVER IN THE CITY,HE HASNT GOT MUCH BUT GIVES ME AS MUCH AS HE CAN,I COULD BE THE ONLY FARANG WHO GETS PRESENTS FROM TUK-TUK DRIVERS. I KNOW ALL THE NIGHTMARE STORIES ABOUT TUK-TUKS AND MOST ARE TRUE.IF YOU GET CHANCE TO BECOME FRIENDLY WITH A THAI THEN YOU HAVE A FRIEND FOR LIFE.
This country have kingdom. When I was there the queen had birthday. The women in the background is the queen. I saw big signs everywhere with the picture of the queen. We had similar here in Hungary when we had communism.
River of Kings Part 4
the music is a combination of east west style, some with Thai (xylaphone called ranat and drum puja), Indian instruments (sita) and also with electronic synthesizer.
There is also opera singing.
In Thailand gambling is illegal but this ban is a classic example of no meaning yes. Go to many places around the country and it doesn’t take long to hear by word of mouth that a lot of card games and other games of chance are taking place.
The only sanctioned gambling in Bangkok is the state lottery. Go anywhere in Thailand and you will be confronted in markets and streets by lottery ticket salesman and women. Many of these people have a physical disability and the commissions from ticket sales are their only source of income. Quite often they will congregate at places such as the Erawan Shrine, which are considered to be lucky.
Keep bags packed to a minimum as you will probably buy and pick up clothes and all sorts of souveneirs on your stay. Have a main bag for clothes etc plus a travel bag to carry around, though you won't need much. Light cotton clothing, shirts,trousers etc. Sandals and comfortable light walking shoes are a must. Shorts are not generally worn in the city (keep them for the beach).
Small umbrella or light cagool in case you are caught in a rain fall, when it rains its tropical. Check the weather forecast. Most things can be bought at the chemist. Have deoderant though, and some fresh wipes for during the day when it gets hot and sticky. Have something for insect bites to stop them itching. Make sure you have sun cream on even when it is overcast it still bcan burn. Water tablets if you suffer from water retention. Keep your camera small and light for travelling about. Most things can be had for your camera in Bangkok. For the Beach - the water is normally about 28 and warm like a bath, so pack your snorkelling gear to see plenty of amazing tropical fish, especially if you are going on to the coast and islands where they organise trips. A Hat to keep the sun off. Shorts,sarongs, light tops etc etc Calculator or money converter to work out how much of a good bargain price you are getting at the market stalls.
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