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Jan 22nd, 2006, 10:07 AM
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Silly Question (where can I buy a 220v hair dryer online)

Rather than buying the convertor for our trip, I thought I would just buy a hairdryer that is made for Europe/Africa with 220volts.
(I have read that hair dryers often blow out the convertors-so I would rather just buy the hair dryer itself)
Is there an online store that someone could refer me to?
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Jan 22nd, 2006, 12:36 PM
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magellans.com has a dual voltage hair dryer for $24.85 and weighs 1#
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Jan 22nd, 2006, 12:38 PM
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also amazon.com has quite a few to choose from, just search for dual voltage blow dryer.
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Jan 22nd, 2006, 12:50 PM
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You can find dual voltage hair blowers just about anywhere. Mine cost all of $10, is small, 1600 watts, always on the 220V setting... naturally for travel only. Only additional item I take is the adapter plug for whichever country I'm visiting.
 
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Jan 22nd, 2006, 12:51 PM
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I would think that anywhere that has a good selection of hair dryers will sell dual voltage. They only blow out if you dont have them on the right voltage!
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Jan 22nd, 2006, 01:47 PM
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Also, since we are traveling to South Africa would I be looking for 220 or 240 voltage...or are they the same. On a travel site I saw that I needed to go from 110 (US) to 220 (SA)however on many other sites (Brookstone, Magellans) I have seen 120 to 240.
Are these just the same?
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Jan 22nd, 2006, 02:42 PM
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Hello,

You might want to check whether your accommodation has hair dryers -- quite possible in SA.

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Julian
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