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Hi All,

A very serious question that prehaps the ladies will understand a liitle better!

We visited Dom Rep about five years ago and are reurning agian this year, but when we first visited the island (Costa Dorada) our hair straightners would not work because of the low voltage in Dom Rep. Will it still be the same now does anyone know!

From a very curly haired forum member!!

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1. Re: Voltage

Hi tinkle,

Voltage in the Dom Rep is 110v so is still the same from your last visit.

Concerning your straighteners duel voltage ones work heating up just like they do at home. I have Babyliss Pro 200 and they are great 100v-240v.

Mind you with the high humidity your hair wont stay straight for long.LOL


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2. Re: Voltage

The voltage issue has not changed for UK members who try to use 240V resistive appliances (like hair straighteners) in a country with 120V mains power.

There are two solutions...

1) Best Solution

Get a universal voltage hair straightener which accepts either voltage. See:


2) Acceptable Solution

Get a "step up" transformer which converts 120V to 240V; ensure it is of sufficient wattage for the largest drawing appliance which you will use with it.

See: adaptelec.com/transformers-220110v-c-3.html…


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