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power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

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power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

Recently we were in Cuba and stayed at the blow. We tried to use our blow dryer or curling iron, but they burnt out. Does anyone know what the proper converter is to get to use in Cuba and where I might find one?

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1. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

Instead of bringing a power converter simply buy appliances that are duel voltage.

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Terry

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2. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

That would be very costly to replace everything for a short holiday-do you know if there is a converter available?

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3. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

Check your new blow dryer and curling iron to see if they're duel voltage, almost all modern appliances/electronics now handle AC 100 - 240V.

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Terry

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4. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

You should have read my Inside Page on Electricity before you left and then you would have realised you couldn't plug your 110 volt appliances into 220 volt sockets without having problems:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g147270-c104286/Cub…

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5. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

As Terry says, check the label on your new units if you have, in fact, replaced them already. If you haven't, when you buy new ones, try to get dual voltage appliances.

If they aren't dual voltage, there are ome converters available that are good for fairly high power draws such as a hair dryer or curling iron would use. Check the wattage of the appliance, and get a converter that will supply at least that wattage.

Here is an example of one that might be suitable:

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&catalog=Online&category=Travel+Adapters&product=2738413

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Jack

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6. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

thanks Terry. My blow dryer does have the switch but it did not work. Any other ideas?

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7. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

Try ebay or just a simple hand (instead of blow)

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8. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

"... My blow dryer does have the switch but it did not work. Any other ideas?..."

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Return it to wherever you bought it, get your money refunded and buy a better brand.

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9. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

Hello there

does the same rule apply to the hair straighteners?

I'm very confused and worry so much!

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10. Re: power converter for Canadian Blow driers and Straighteners

The voltage in your hotel will be 220 volts so If your straighteners are not dual voltage you will need a converter or else you will 'fry' them.

Read my Inside Page on Electricity, especially the final paragraph:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g147270-c104286/Cub…