Thailand

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Electricity in Thailand

In Thailand the power sockets are of type A, B, C, F and O. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Below you find pictures of the applied power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.

Which power plugs and sockets in Thailand?

In Thailand the power sockets are of type A, B, C, F and O. Check out the following pictures.

  • Type A: mainly used in North and Central America, China and Japan. This socket only works with plug A.
  • Type B: like type A but with an extra prong for grounding. This socket also works with plug A.
  • Type C: also known as the standard "Euro" plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.
  • Type F: also known as "Schuko". This socket also works with plug C and plug E.
  • Type O: this type is unique to Thailand but it also works with plug C, plug E and plug F.

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You can also check the map to see the use of different plugs and sockets in the world.

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What voltage and frequency in Thailand?

In Thailand the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Thailand, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). Manufacturers take these small deviations into account. If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a voltage converter in Thailand. You can find voltage converters at Amazon. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.

If the frequency in Thailand (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances. But if there is no voltage difference, you could (at your own risk) try to use the appliance for a short time. Be especially careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks, shavers and electric fan heaters.

To be sure, check the label on the appliance. Some appliances never need a converter. If the label states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz' the appliance can be used in all countries in the world. This is common for chargers of tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes, etc.

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