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Electricity

Hi,

Can anyone from England tell me whether the electricity difference affects hairdryers, straighteners or curlers? Sometimes when abroad they aren't as powerful.

Thanks

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1. Re: Electricity

Forgot to add...I'm staying in the Hard Rock Hotel

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2. Re: Electricity

Yes, you will need an adaptor. Look to the right of the screen under "Top Questions" for the answer.

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Thanks. I know I need adapters but even with them the power can be weak and therefore hairdryers and such don't work properly.

Some hotels have the same voltage as Britain but some don't. I can't see the 'Top Questions' tab you mentioned.

Thanks anyway

Sarah

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Here the link for you:

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Sarah im from Scotland maybe I can help as we both share the same current / volts. my wife takes all her beauty items and yes they work when using an adaptor , but again yes a bit slower, why don't you get a short hair cut, then theres no problems at all lol, hope this helps

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6. Re: Electricity

Just got back from a 11 day stay at the Hard Rock Punta Cana. The wife uses the hair dryer every night and had no complaints.

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7. Re: Electricity

Ahh gutted! Looks like I'm gonna be dealing with a frizzy head for 2 weeks!

Thanks Muffinman

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Just back from secrets royal beach, I live in Scotland so have the same voltage as you, secrets supplied a hair dryer so didn't take mine, wasn't as powerful as my own but got the job done, my GHDs didn't switch on at all (this also happened when I was in New York) and my jumbo tongs didn't get hot enough to really give me the wave style il was looking for, so I was rocking the Monica from friends hair style when she was in Bahamas! It didn't take the shine off my amazing holiday tho

Happy holidays!

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Thanks! I'm going to have to get braids with the beads on the end!

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SarahEFC

As I am also from the UK all electrical appliances that you take with you to the DR will work the same as back home IF they are the latest up to date dual/worldwide voltage.........if any appliances are slightly older then NO they will not work as well as back here in the UK. i.e not as powerful or wont heat up hot enough. Check the labels on your appliances to see if you have dual/worldwide, it will need to say 110v-240v for them to be dual/worldwide.

Angie.

Edited: 25 September 2013, 10:22