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Old 07-28-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Utah
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We are leaving in a few days for Africa & then Italy (Yay!)

I have completetly forgotten to buy a converter for my hairdryer. Suggestions?

thanks!
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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I purchased my kit at Target for about $20.00 and it covers all countries. I used it in Korea and Italy and had no problems. Even has it's own little travel pouch.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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Just make sure that the hairdryer can take 240V as you may run into that in Africa and Europe. Many airports have these converters in stores, not the cheapest place but can save you if you forget to pack.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The target kit is just adapters, not converters I believe. And when I forgot my adapter when I went to Europe in January, I bought one at the airport. They did not sell converters, just adapters. Honestly, I have no idea where to buy a converter, since I don't bring hair dryers and the rest of my electrical stuff (laptop, phone charger, camera charger, etc.) have a built in converter so all I need is an adapter.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:07 AM
 
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Just make sure that the hairdryer can take 240V as you may run into that in Africa and Europe. Many airports have these converters in stores, not the cheapest place but can save you if you forget to pack.
Europe is 220v. It might be cheaper to buy one when you are there rather than paying for converters.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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Europe is 220v. It might be cheaper to buy one when you are there rather than paying for converters.
It's 220-240V in Europe and many other places around the world. Your accessories and appliances will have markings reading 100-240V, 50/60Hz if they can handle it.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: NH Lakes Region
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Default just google "travel converter" on the web...

and you can find them... Brookstone may have some at your local mall.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Thanks so much for the suggestions! (hmm, converter/adaptor, didn't realize there was a difference so now I know to look for that too!)
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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The target kit is just adapters, not converters I believe. And when I forgot my adapter when I went to Europe in January, I bought one at the airport. They did not sell converters, just adapters. Honestly, I have no idea where to buy a converter, since I don't bring hair dryers and the rest of my electrical stuff (laptop, phone charger, camera charger, etc.) have a built in converter so all I need is an adapter.


It's an entire kit from Target, converter and adapters. You dont need to spend a fortune at those fancy stores and certainly not at the way overpriced airport.
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