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Can i use Dual voltage hair appliances in India


Nov 13th, 2016, 07:00 PM
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Can i use Dual voltage hair appliances in India

I will be traveling from Canada to india (Mumbai and then punjab and new delhi) at the end of this week. I've been trying to find out if it is ok to use conair dual voltage hair dryer and flat iron there. Would these work with the way the electricity cycles or surges? Do i need a convertor for heat appliances? I have a plug adaptor. Thanks! My hair does not do well without such help but I don't wish to carry something like thsee and then have them fried. If it was easy and cheap ti buy there i woukd consider it but im going to volunteer there for a few weeks not really vacation so dont have much shopping opportunitiez. Suggestions welcome. Thanks!
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Nov 13th, 2016, 07:33 PM
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If it were me (and it isn't) I'd just buy new ones in India. Many dual-voltage appliances do not work well inn foreign countries. Many years ago, I owned a dual-voltage hair dryer and found that it was so underpowered overseas thatkit wasn't worth using.
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Nov 14th, 2016, 06:43 AM
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It does depend on the appliance. I used a small dual voltage hair dryer successfully for many years, but it was made in the UK, so did well in Europe, and also in the US. It doesn't seems to work as well using a North American appliance in Europe. Have no idea about the flat iron.
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Nov 15th, 2016, 05:58 PM
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Thank you!

Conair of course says it'll work but who knows. I see Revlon has dual voltage products too. Don't know which is better. Reviews seem mixed.

You're right, Kathie - I recall something similar in the UK. I considered buying in India but I don't know if we'll have a chance for that and from others have told me, they're not cheap (especially when I don't know if I'll go again).

Actually I tried the one I bought a few years ago and the power did feel weaker than I expected for a 1875.

thursdaysd - interesting about the UK one doing well, perhaps better than if it were a North American brand.

Hmm... clock is ticking. I may take my chances and see what happens.
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Nov 18th, 2016, 04:11 AM
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Hello, @Raz1492! Since you hair dryer supports multiple voltages then you need your adapter to support the sockets in India (usually supplies electricity between 220 and 240 volts at 50Hz AC ). You may refer to this link for socket guide: http://www.quantumbalancing.com/worl...ctricityif.htm
I hope this helped
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