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cesca1 Dec 30th, 2005 06:23 AM

Electric devices
I am going to Italy in May, 2006. What do I need to bring or do in terms of converters or plug adapters for Italian current to be able to use U.S. hair blowers, shavers, etc.?

Any help is appreciated.



moldyhotelsaregross Dec 30th, 2005 06:32 AM

If your appliances are dual voltage, you just need an adaptor. I've found mine at the hardware store.

If your items are not dual voltage, you will need a converter with the adaptor. Many will suggest that if you need to go to that expense, that you may want to pick up some inexpensive appliances while in Europe.

I would suggest checking with your hotels to find if they have hair dryers available to eliminate some of the worry. All of our hotels on the last trip had them in our rooms.

JSLee Dec 30th, 2005 09:34 AM

moldyhotelsaregross is correct.

A problem with some dual voltage hairdryers is that they only run in low power on 240. If your hotels have dryers, don't carry one.

A bladed razor will take less room and weigh a lot less that an electric one, and a good soaping will work for shaving cream.

If you do have to get a power adaptor, be sure to get one that covers the power rating of the items your using.

mdtravel Jun 21st, 2008 07:10 PM

I have to admit I am confused because I am trying to figure something out that isn't for me...for my parents.

I seem to recall special outlets for razors in some of the hotels in Italy that I've stayed in. I don't use one personally so I've never tried and don't even know the settings on razors.

If there is an outlet in the bathroom with that little razor logo can one just plug in their U.S. electric razor and go with it?

I realize blades are easier btw...

GSteed Jun 22nd, 2008 03:31 AM

Note date..,.What did the poster do?

ira Jun 22nd, 2008 07:50 AM

Hi C,

Get a dual voltage hair dryer before you go.

All of your small electroncis should be 110-220V.

Get a plug adapter with two cylindrical prongs.

Enjoy your visit.


ParisAmsterdam Jun 22nd, 2008 08:34 AM

The original poster doesn't seem to have been around for a couple of years now... maybe he got his voltages confused and fried himself in an Italian hotel bathroom! ;^(

suze Jun 22nd, 2008 10:08 AM

mdtravel topped this question to try to help out his/her parents.

mdtravel Jun 22nd, 2008 10:53 AM

And topped it so as to avoid the 'search' responses. Might resort to a new post.

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