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Power adaptors and voltage regulators

Hoping someone can tell us what power adaptor we need for our Eastern Europe trip. Wondering if we need something other than the Europe adaptors we already have for any of the countries, Also, what about a voltage regulator for an electric hair iron. Thanks for your help.

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Yes, the plug adapter you used in most of the rest of Europe will work fine, the two pin type C.

Check your hair iron, if it does not say "110V-240V" for an input, leave it at home, do without or buy a dual voltage travel one.

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We used this: TESSAN Universal Power Adapter, International Plug Adaptor with 4 USB Ports (1 USB C), Travel Worldwide Essentials Wall Charger for US to Europe Germany France Spain Ireland Australia(Type C/G/A/I). (Amazon) Most curling/flat irons are now dual voltage, so there is not an issue. It should say so on the iron.

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Is this the tour you are taking?
Best of Central Europe: Prague to Slovenia in 15 Days Tour

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I have never gotten my heated curling iron to work in Europe, even with the extra hardware. It will heat up slightly, but not to a useful level. Hopefully some folks have brands to recommend. Safe Travels!

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Sort of related and often mentioned on the forums. To compliment your hair care set up, we have found the location and number of wall outlets to be a challenge at many of our RS travel lodgings. When I saw your question, I recalled how my wife had, in the past, balanced her curling iron on a pedestal sink edge because there was no flat surface near the bath outlet. Not good. If you can allocate the packing space, you will benefit from a compact power strip. There are plenty on the market but buy quality.
Ours is 5 feet(1.5 m) in length, rated for the dual (100-240)voltage. The receptacle block is compact with two U.S. type outlets and two USB A ports, with a flat type plug. No surge protection. They make them with different configurations. Also, for bonus convenience, throw in a 10ft USB charging cord that can reach across the bed!

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@Pat ~ I have both Terviix and Chi dual voltage irons that work as well in Europe as they do in the States.

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@travelbug79
Thanks, I'll look into those. I have also completely given up on blower brushes. I once knocked out the power on the whole wing of our Florence hotel trying to use one. Needless to stay, the blower brush was also toast.
Safe travels!

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Just some experience. We had some old type C 2 prong adapters that were rectangular that we used all over France and Italy a few years ago with no issue. Last year we went to Germany and Austria and they would NOT fit as the sockets were recessed and there were notches on the side of the socket. Fortunately I also had a relatively new powerstrip ("FOVAL EU UK US Power Strip") that had a type C plug that the ends were angled instead of flat and this allowed it to fit into the German and Austrian receptacles. In fact, I can not longer find on amazon the rectangular kind I ordered in 2017. Everything now is the type that has the angled sides. So just a warning if you have old/rectangular/Flat side Type C adapters, might need an upgrade...

-Bill

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