Laos

Power

Laos supplies electricity at 230 volts, at 50 hertz, using types A, B, C, E, and F sockets.

Sockets

Most of Laos's homes and businesses use types C, E, and F sockets.

Type C

Type C sockets, also known as Europlug sockets, have a round, recessed, receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes.

Type C sockets only accept type C plugs.

Laos's type C socket and compatible type C plug

Type E

Type E sockets, also known as French sockets, have a round, recessed, receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes, and a round, offset, male grounding pin.

Type E sockets accept types E, C, and F plugs.

Laos's type E socket and compatible types E, C, and F plugs

Type F

Type F sockets, also known as Schuko, or German sockets, have a round, recessed, receptacle with two round, parallel, line and neutral pin holes, and a grounding contact on each side.

Type F sockets accept types E, C, and F plugs.

Laos's type F socket and compatible types E, C, and F plugs

Uncommon Sockets

In parts of Laos travelers might also encounter types A, and B sockets.

Type A

Type A sockets, also known as US, or North American sockets, have a flat receptacle, with two rectangular, parallel, pin holes, one slightly larger than the other.

Type A sockets only accept type A plugs.

Laos's type A socket and compatible type A plug

Type B

Type B sockets, also known as US, or North American sockets, have a flat recepticle with two rectangular, parallel, pin holes, one slightly larger than the other, and a round, offest, grounding pin hole.

Type B sockets accept types A, and B plugs.

Laos's type B socket and compatible types A, and B plugs
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