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Old 03-28-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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What kind of voltage convertor or transformer do I need in order to not burn out my hair dryer or laptop?
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You'll be happy to know that it varies widely, from town to town and even within cities. Buy an appropriate adapter when you get there.

Electric Current Information for Vietnam
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Germany
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What kind of voltage convertor or transformer do I need in order to not burn out my hair dryer or laptop?
Basically all laptops (or rather their power supply) automatically adapt to any voltage from 110 to 240 V).
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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You'll be happy to know that it varies widely, from town to town and even within cities. Buy an appropriate adapter when you get there.
As I *seem* to understand the tables, the plugs they use could be any of the ones shown ... ???
Simply amazing ... (absolutely NOT amazingly simple !!!)
I can see why you said the above !
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:18 AM
 
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Most are 220V. You might want to ask someone at the hotel where you'll stay if they have 110V outlet (Vietnameses are very flexible)

If you want to charge your phone (or anything you bring there from the US), you need a 2 round pins plug (you could buy it very easy in VietNam).
I couldn't charge my phone when I first came to US because I had a 2 round pins plug but Americans only use the one "you-know-which". If you are lucky, maybe they have both types of outlet at the hotel for foreigners.

Have fun!

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Old 04-01-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I have travelled to Vietnam several times. My best advice is to get a blow dryer with 110/220v -- they're usually called "travel dryers" and can be found in any Walgreens, WalMart, Target, etc. I would then go to any large electronics store and buy a package of various converter plugs. Wish I could remember where I bought mine, but it was ages ago. I have yet been in a country where one of these converters didn't work. Also, keep in mind that most large hotels in HCMC or Hanoi have converter plugs you can borrow.
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