Vientiane electrical outlets & plugs
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Vientiane electrical outlet and plug types

Vientiane uses power outlets and plugs of types A, B, C, E & F. Take a look at the pictures below to see what these plugs and power sockets look like:

Vientiane type A plug
Type A plug
Vientiane type B plug
Type B plug
Vientiane type C plug
Type C plug
Vientiane type E plug
Type E plug
Vientiane type F plug
Type F plug

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  • Type A - Mostly used in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America, China and Japan. No other plug types will fit in a type A outlet.

  • Type B - Similar to type A, but with an extra pin for grounding. Mainly used in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central America and Japan. Plugs of type A will also fit into a type B socket.

  • Type C - The standard European plug. Commonly used in Europe, South-America and Asia, but also in quite a few other countries. Plugs of type E and F will also fit in a type C outlet.

  • Type E - Mainly used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Plug types C and F also fit in a type E outlet.

  • Type F - Used in almost all European countries and Russia. Also known as the Schuko plug. Plugs of type C and E will also fit in a type F socket.


Electricity in Vientiane - voltage and frequency

All power sockets in Vientiane provide a standard voltage of 230V with a standard frequency of 50Hz.

You can use all your equipment in Vientiane if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is the case in most of Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V-127V (which is most common in the US, Canada and countries in South America) you might need a voltage converter in Vientiane.

The standard frequency in Vientiane is 50Hz. If this frequency differs from the frequency used in your home country, please use caution when plugging in your devices. Check the small print on the device to see if the device can handle the frequency. Please note we regularly check our electricity information with the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC)

Small print on the device or power adapter indicates what voltages the device can work with. If you see 100-240V 50/60Hz printed, the adapter is rated to work on all voltages used worldwide. Please note that power plug adapters only convert plug types and do not convert voltages.

Power plugs in Asia

Traveling around the continent? Check out all power plugs used in Asia.


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