ELECTRICITY STANDARD IN VIETNAM

  05/01/2018

Electricity in Vietnam

In Vietnam the power sockets are of type A, C and D. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Which power plugs and sockets in Vietnam?

In Vietnam the power 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 Eand plug F.

  • Type D: mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and some African countries. This socket only works with plug D.

What voltage and frequency in Vietnam?

In Vietnam the standard voltage is  220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. So please check locally if you can use your appliances! 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 find voltage converters at Amazon. 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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