Vietnam

Power

Vietnam supplies electricity at 220 volts, at 50 hertz, using types A, C, and F sockets.

The World Bank rates power quality in Vietnam at 3.5 out of 7.0, suggesting many interruptions and voltage fluctuations.

Sockets

Most of Vietnam's homes and businesses use types C, and G 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.

Vietnam's type C socket and compatible type C plug

Uncommon Sockets

In parts of Vietnam travelers might also encounter types A, and F 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.

Vietnam's type A socket and compatible type A plug

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.

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