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Old 10-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Taking electrical items??

Hi all, a quick question......we are taking various electrical items such as phone chargers, ipad charger etc.....I am also wanting to take my hairdryer which is a professional one with difuser...my question is.....will it work ok in america? I have the dual powered straighteners so that's ok, just the hairdryer to think about.

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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All electrical items have a power input rating on them.
It needs to read 100v-240v that means it will work on the US power supply of 120v and the UK supply of 230v, we changed from 240v to 230v about 10 years ago apparently
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_e...ity_by_country

If it just says something like 240v input then it is designed to only work on a UK power supply.

In all the years I have been going I have only had 1 mobile phone that would not charge over there (a Motorola V220) I take a lot of electricals and never have a problem but check the input on each item.
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Are staying onsite? If so, they have hairdryers in all the rooms and they are OK. As Wayne said, if your hairdryer is 240v only then it probably won't work over there. I bought a travel hairdryer which I use - was only about £15, might be worth it.
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Are staying onsite? If so, they have hairdryers in all the rooms and they are OK. As Wayne said, if your hairdryer is 240v only then it probably won't work over there. I bought a travel hairdryer which I use - was only about £15, might be worth it.
This is my approach too. I have straighteners and tongs which I bought in the US so they are the correct vaultage and it's 2 fewer things to have to use an adapter for and at least I know they work there.

Your electrical gadgets will be fine but I agree with Jo - your hairdryer probably won't work there.
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How strange - I was thinking about this earlier too! DD has GHD's and I'm assuming they won't work. We all have long hair and I was hoping the hairdryers supplied would be reasoanble - we are staying at OKW if anyone could advise
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How strange - I was thinking about this earlier too! DD has GHD's and I'm assuming they won't work. We all have long hair and I was hoping the hairdryers supplied would be reasoanble - we are staying at OKW if anyone could advise
Have you looked on the plug\adapter? should tell you the input.
This is off GHD website if any use. We don't take or use hair equipment so don't know much about them

The ghd IV stylers and ghd Gold Series stylers have universal voltage so that you can use your styler in any country without an adaptor.



In countries where the two-pin Euro plug is standard, simply remove the securing screw between the three pins and slide the adaptor from the two-pin plug.



Model 3 and 3.1b stylers only work in countries where 220-240V power supply is available. We recommend you check the voltage available in your destination before you travel.
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How strange - I was thinking about this earlier too! DD has GHD's and I'm assuming they won't work. We all have long hair and I was hoping the hairdryers supplied would be reasoanble - we are staying at OKW if anyone could advise
My DW's GHDs worked fine this September. My shaver worked and all our chargers. I took two converters and a cheap 13A four way block as it saves on converters.
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