# Often asked: How Many Wats In Laos?

## What plug sockets are used in Laos?

In Laos the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, C, E and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

## What voltage does Laos use?

This means that you will not need a converter or transformer but just a travel adaptor, because Laos operates on a 230V supply voltage, which is within the 110-240V range that the dual voltage appliance operates on.

## What does 110v 240V mean?

This is a rating you see on switching AC->DC converters, that indicates that it can automatically work with 110V USA style AC power, or 240V that the rest of the world uses. It means so long as you can adapt the plug using a travel adapter, it will work anywhere in the world.

## What happens if you plug a 110v into a 220V outlet?

If the 110V appliance is connected to a 220V power supply, the power may quadruple at the moment the appliance switched on, and the appliance will quickly operate in an overvoltage condition. It may be accompanied by smoke and flash, or the fuse will melt and the protection part will be damaged.

## What is the difference between a transformer and a converter?

The difference between the two lies in how the device actually converts the voltage current. To reduce 220V to 110V, for example, a converter chops the “sine waves” (the shape of the AC power bursts) in half, whereas a transformer alters the length of the sine waves.

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## Can I plug 240V into 110v?

Can a 240v appliance run on 110v? Electric appliances can function with either a full or half-sine wave, whereas electronic devices must have a full sine wave. If you are using a 220V-240V appliance at 110V, you will need a transformer.

## Can you convert 110v to 240V?

Transformers, when plugged into a standard 240 volt power supply, drop the voltage to a safer 110V so you don’t have to use expensive circuit breakers. You can still hire it and use it at home, but you would need a transformer in order to convert the voltage to 240V.

## Can you run 110v on 240V?

You can’t run a 240 volt appliance on 110 volts because it simply won’t receive enough power to operate properly and you can’t run a 110 volt appliance on 240 volts because it will burn up..