Laos power adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Laos?

Power adapters for Laos

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Laos. This page contains links to instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're travelling to Laos by using the types F, C or E 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll find power adapters differ regionally therefore we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power adapters guide for a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Laos?

The best power adapter for Laos will be a Type F plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Laos?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a power socket in Laos to accept a different type of power plug from another country.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows a visitor from another location to use electronic appliances in Laos by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Lao power outlet?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Lao power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Laos along with the correct type of adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Laos?

If the shape of the Lao power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Laos in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Laos in the UK

Laos to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists such as WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - Lao Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, around £10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor