We are leaving soon for travel & England & Scotland. Will we need an adapter AND a converter for our hair dryer, etc?
In the search box, upper right corner, search on:hair dryerconverterThose 2 searches will give several hundred answers to your question.
Thanks Kent! I should have done that in the 1st place... Another thing you might have an answer to... A friend of mine visited the UK 5+ years ago & she said that she used a converter &/or adapter but that is still "blew out" her curling iron. She said that since then she just doesn't take any appliances. Any thoughts on why this happened?
She probably only used a plug adapter and the appliance wasn't rated for DC current. Just because the plug fits in the hole doesn't mean it will work. Dual voltage appliances only need a plug adapter. Otherwise, you need both. Anyway, most likely you'll find hairdryers where you are staying. Even small B&Bs have them most of the time.
Thank you Nancy!
I believe that RS website sells the adapters that you might need under the "travel store" tab.
You can also buy them (cheaper) at Target or Walmart.
Thanks to all! I'm heading to Walmart now.
Walmart sells a blow dryer by Revlon called International Traveler. It comes with a case, the blow dryer and adaptors for both Spain and Europe. I paid $18. About the same price as just a regular blow dryer. Its in a red, white, and black box. Just remember if you use a dual voltage blow dryer with the adaptor, turn the 125/250 switch as it says in the guide. Always use the low setting - high will be too much.
Tami, many hotels and even B+B's provide hair dryers. Ask first before hauling yours from home.
I've never seen a dual voltage dryer where you COULD use the "high" setting. Mine automatically limits you to "low" when it's set on 250v.