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Laos Laos electrical outlets : do I need a travel adapter?

You're going to travel to Laos and you don't know if your electric devices (your computer, mobile phone, battery charger...) will be able to work there?

To know if you need a travel plug adapter to go to Laos, you have to consider 3 things : the shape of the plugs, the voltage and the frequency of the current delivered by electrical outlets in Laos.

Electrical outlets (sockets) and plugs used in Laos

Here are the shape of the sockets in Laos, and the the types of plugs used in Laos :

electrical outlet socket type A in Laos
type A
electrical outlet socket type B in Laos
type B
electrical outlet socket type C in Laos
type C
electrical outlet socket type E in Laos
type E
electrical outlet socket type F in Laos
type F
electrical outlet socket type D in Laos
type D

plug type a  plug type b  plug type c  plug type d  plug type e  plug type ef  plug type f  

Plug adapter for Laos

If none of your usual plug is compatible, you should buy a travel adapter to be able to plug your electric devices in Laos (please visit our selection on Amazon for more details).

best travel adapters for laos

Prepare your travel to enjoy your stay in Laos

What is the type of electrical outlets and current in Laos?

The type of electrical outlets and current in Laos is as follows:

Standard voltage: 230 V

Standard frequency: 50 Hz

Plug type: Type A, Type B, Type C, and Type E

Type A outlets have two flat parallel pins.

Type B outlets have two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.

Type C outlets have two round pins.

Type E outlets have two round pins and a grounding pin.

How can I charge the battery of my phone or computer in Laos?

Charging the battery of your phone or computer in Laos should be relatively straightforward, as long as you have the necessary adapters and power outlets available. Here are a few steps to help you charge your device:

  1. Check the voltage requirements of your device. Laos typically uses a 230V voltage and a frequency of 50Hz.
  2. Purchase a power adapter or converter that is compatible with the electrical outlets in Laos. The type of plug used in Laos is Type A, Type B, or Type C.
  3. Locate a power outlet in your accommodation or public spaces that can be used for charging.
  4. Insert your power adapter into the outlet. Make sure you have properly connected it.
  5. Connect your phone or computer charging cable to the power adapter.
  6. Plug the charging cable into your device and ensure it is securely connected.
  7. Your device should now start charging. Monitor the charging progress on the device's screen or through any charging indicators it may have.
  8. Once your device has charged to your satisfaction, unplug the cable from the device and power adapter.
  9. Remove the power adapter from the electrical outlet.

It's worth noting that power outages and fluctuations can occur in certain areas of Laos, so it's advisable to have a backup power bank or portable charger available.

Please ensure to follow all safety guidelines and precautions provided by the manufacturer when charging your devices to avoid any mishaps or accidents.

Which power adapter should I buy for Laos?

When traveling to Laos, you will need to consider the type of power adapter you should buy. Laos mainly uses Type A, B, and C electrical outlets:

- Type A outlets have two flat parallel pins, similar to those used in the United States and Canada. If your devices have Type A plugs, you will not need an adapter.

- Type B outlets also have two flat parallel pins but with an additional grounding pin. If your devices have Type B plugs, you will need to buy a power adapter that can accommodate this type of plug.

- Type C outlets have two round pins, similar to those used in many European countries. If your devices have Type C plugs, you will also need to buy a power adapter.

It is recommended to purchase a universal travel adapter that can handle a variety of plug types to ensure compatibility with power outlets in multiple countries, including Laos. This will save you from having to buy a new adapter every time you travel to a different destination. Remember to check the voltage requirements of your devices as well to ensure they are compatible with Laos' standard voltage of 230V.

Before purchasing a power adapter, it is advisable to consult with your local electronics store or online retailers to find the most suitable option for your specific devices and travel needs.

What are the 20 largest cities in Laos?

Here are the 20 largest cities in Laos:

  1. Vientiane
  2. Luang Prabang
  3. Savannakhet
  4. Pakse
  5. Thakhek
  6. Xam Neua
  7. Phonsavan
  8. Phongsali
  9. Muang Xay
  10. Champasak
  11. Muang Pakxan
  12. Xaignabouli
  13. Ban Houayxay
  14. Paksan
  15. Muang Phônsavan
  16. Muang Khammouan
  17. Muang Chanthaburi
  18. Luang Namtha
  19. Nam Som
  20. Luang Phrabang