Are you planning to visit Vietnam? Select your country of residence to check automatically if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter in Vietnam.
Electricity in Vietnam
In Vietnam the power plugs and sockets are of type A, C and D. The standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Which power plugs and sockets in Vietnam?
In Vietnam the power plugs and sockets are of type A, C and D. 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 C: also known as the standard "Euro" plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.
- Type D: mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and some African countries. This socket only works with plug D.
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What voltage and frequency in Vietnam?
In Vietnam the standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Watch out! In Vietnam more than one voltage is being used (110 / 220 V). It can depend on the region, the city or even the hotel which voltage you will come across. You cannot use your appliances if the local voltage exceeds the maximum voltage of your appliances. You will need a voltage converter!
If the local voltage is less than that in your own country, you need a voltage converter as well. Some say you can carefully try to use your appliances in Vietnam without a converter. Most likely they won't be damaged, but may not function optimally. If you don't want to take any chances, use a converter. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.
If the frequency in Vietnam (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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