Adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Thailand?

Yes, you need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to Thailand. In Thailand, people are using different plugs and electrical outlets that are not compatible with plugs from Canada!

Thailand und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Thailand
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BCOutlets of type COOutlets of type OOutlets
230 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Thailand

Flag: About Thailand

Thailand is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia) with about 68 Millionen inhabitants on an area of almost 513 000 km². The capital of Thailand is Bangkok (5.1 Millionen inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking Thai and English.

The neighbors of Thailand are Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia.

TLD: .thCurrency: THBCountry calling code: +66Country Code : TH
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Thailand?

Thailand uses power outlets of type A, B, C and O. Electrical outlets of type A and B, which are common in Canada, are only partially used in Thailand.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Thailand?

The voltage in Thailand is 230 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is higher than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Thailand, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Thailand?

The utility frequency in Thailand is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Thailand, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Thailand, you should not use the device!