Are you from the USA and planning to travel to Thailand?
Do you need to get a plug adapter?
Maybe. Some socket types are similar but you’ll want to get a power plug adapter just in case the socket you need is not available.
- Electronic appliances with plug A will not fit socket C, F and O.
- Electronic appliances with plug B will not fit socket C, F and O.
- The voltage and frequency is different in each country so you may also require a voltage convertor for some devices.
Differences in plug types
Click on each country to find more pictures of the power sockets and plugs from that country. You’ll also find more information about the voltage and frequency.
The power plug type used in the USA is type A and B. Power sockets provide 120 volts of electricity and run on a frequency of 60Hz.
The power plug type used in Thailand is type I. Power sockets provide 220 volts of electricity and run on a frequency of 50Hz.
Difference in voltage and frequency
You can’t use some electric appliances in Thailand without a voltage convertor, because the standard voltage in United State of America (120 V) is lower than in Thailand (220 V).
Utilizing an appliance not suited for your voltage/frequency can lead to catastrophic damages. To guarantee the safety of your device, make sure you read the label on it before use. Some appliances don’t need a converter at all; if their labels state ‘Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz’, then they are certified for international usage!
Buying a travel plug adapter