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Electricity Converter

Hi all,

I am travelling to Australia next week, and I was wondering what kind of electricity they run on. I have a blow dryer with a European outlet (that I use in Italy, France, etc.), and I have a blow dryer with an American outlet (that I use in America). Which one should I take?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Electricity Converter

neither unless they can be converted to 240V (and then u will need a plug adapter)

buy a cheap one here.

Edited: 2:56 pm, March 29, 2013
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The hairdryer you use in Europe should be the right voltage to use here, but you will need a plug adapter. Google is your friend with finding out more.

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Another thought.

I no longer travel with a hair dryer. Every place I stayed in my last European trip had one. Check out where you're planning to stay!

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I am going to Spain in 3 weeks. I will be using my CPAP breathing machine at night, powered by electricity. do I need an adapter or a converter? I don't know really which is which. also, I will have an IPhone and I Pad.

Thanks for your help,

SM

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5. Re: Electricity Converter

Sharon this is the Australia forum, not the Spanish one :) But to answer your question quickly you will need a plug converter and possibly a voltage one too, as Europe has 220 volts while the US only has 110. The iPad and iPhone chargers will adjust the voltage themselves, but not sure of your CPAP machine.

To the OP if you want to being your own hair dryer, bring the Europe one and buy a plug adaptor for Australia.

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6. Re: Electricity Converter

The OP has been and gone about 8 months ago.

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You need to look for a plate or printing on your CPAP machine indicating the input voltages it can accept. If it reads "110-220 volts" (or similar figures), all you need is a plug adaptor. If it reads "110 volts", you will need a voltage converter. Consult with the manufacturer about a suitable converter.

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Thanks bigw, just realised that after posting. I hate when people bump old threads!

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