Taking electrical items??

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by kitcat1, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. kitcat1

    kitcat1 Mouseketeer

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    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.

    Thanks in advance....

    Cath :thumbsup2
     
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  3. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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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_electricity_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.
     
  4. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

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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.
     
  5. 2Tiggies

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    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.
     
  6. joolz1910

    joolz1910 <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept

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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 :)
     
  7. wayneg

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    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.
     
  8. JTLX22

    JTLX22 Earning My Ears

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    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.
     
  9. 2Tiggies

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    Wow, Wayne! You really impress me. Not only are you the guru of all things Disney, but you are helping the girls with info on hair straighteners too :rotfl2:
     
  10. wayneg

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    :rotfl2:
     
  11. BethEJo

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    Just in case anyone is looking for the voltage on their GHDs, mine doesn't say on the plug - instead it says it on the little silver sticker on the inside of the handle: 110-230V.

    And :lmao: at Wayne! I always wondered how you got your hair so straight in your photos in your TR's!!!
     
  12. wayneg

    wayneg Moderator Moderator

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    What hair? I have lost it all putting up with all the cheek on here for years.:rotfl2:
     
  13. kitcat1

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    Thanks all, and Wayne wow, you impress me with your hair care knowledge....in touch with your feminine side? Well done you :rotfl:

    My GHD's are ok it was just my hairdryer....you see I have naturally curly hair and get the best results if I us my diffuser otherwise its frizz city.....yikes......scary hairy :lmao:

    I don't think I'll bother taking it as its really heavy too. There is a walmart around the corner so will go buy something cheap if the hotel (offsite) doesn't have a decent one.

    Thanks :thumbsup2

    Cath :)
     
  14. joolz1910

    joolz1910 <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept

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    Thanks for the info on GHD's.
    I think we should all start posting threads asking 'girly' questions, just to test Wayne out.:lmao:
     

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