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    UK plug in Thailand

    I'm wondering if I can use a UK to Europe plug adapter or do I need one specifically for Thailand. Thanks in advance.


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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    Yes you can plug your UK appliance into the standard European 2 pin adaptor and it will work fine.

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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    Yes, the UK voltage and Thai mains voltages are similar (230 and 220)..
    Most modern devices will accept anything between 110 (USA) and 240 (old UK voltage).
    In 'the old days', USA devices would only accept 110 volts and you needed a hefty voltage transformer but, I believe, these days most are accepted (please correct if wrong).

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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    You never realy know till youve seen it-TH does have a bewildering assortmt of devices-but most seem cleverly able to take about any type of plug. You will have difficulty most with these UK things that still also have that 3d ´earth ´pole.

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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    The first question is, what are you bringing to LoS that must have a UK plug on the end of it? If the other end can be detached and has a standard IEC, cloverleaf or "Mickey Mouse" connector at the device end, you could buy a new lead with either a 2-pin European Schuko round-pin or US flat-pin plug and bring that instead. Almost all Thai sockets will accept the usual European and American 2-pin plugs.

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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    [QUOTE=pong;292987]
    "You will have difficulty most with these UK things that still also have that 3d ´earth ´pole."

    These 'UK things' were and are the best plugs ever.
    1) they fuse protect individual devices
    2) they have the live and neutral pins insulated along half of their length to prevent little fingers getting in there.

    Oh, and the third PIN is an earth connection for added safety, sadly lacking in many Thai establishments.

    That's why 'the UK things' are superior.

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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by str1ker View Post
    I'm wondering if I can use a UK to Europe plug adapter
    Everything fits, even a Butt Plug.

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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by Patanawet View Post
    Yes, the UK voltage and Thai mains voltages are similar (230 and 220)..
    Most modern devices will accept anything between 110 (USA) and 240 (old UK voltage).
    In 'the old days', USA devices would only accept 110 volts and you needed a hefty voltage transformer but, I believe, these days most are accepted (please correct if wrong).
    You are wrong in many instances. Some devices will only work properly on the correct voltages. Always best to read the manufacturers instructions. Hair dryers are a good example; plug a US hairdryer into a 240 volt outlet and kaput!

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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    [QUOTE=francois;292999]You are wrong in many instances.
    I am wrong in NO instances.
    I wrote the word MOST.
    Of course is advisable to carefully read instructions on any device ,electricity, gas etc.
    Goes without saying.
    Thank you for your valuable contribution.

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    Re: UK plug in Thailand

    [QUOTE=Patanawet;293005]
    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    You are wrong in many instances.
    I am wrong in NO instances.
    I wrote the word MOST.
    Of course is advisable to carefully read instructions on any device ,electricity, gas etc.
    Goes without saying.
    Thank you for your valuable contribution.
    [/I]

    I should have said "some" instances rather than many instances. Here is a more detailed explanation regarding voltages and devices.

    https://wikitravel.org/en/Electrical_systems

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