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Riu tequila plug adapters

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Riu tequila plug adapters

What kind of plug adapters do we need traveling from uk

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1. Re: Riu tequila plug adapters

Same as the United States.

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Do you know if there is a socket in the bathrooms where I can plug in hair straighteners near the mirror

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outlets by mirrors in bathroom.

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hi I know ive been before but can someone tell me if its the flat end or round pin plug many thanks

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5. Re: Riu tequila plug adapters

Two flat pins.

FYI, given the humidity in Mexico, using a straightener may be an exercise in frustration. And remember, a plug adapter is only half the battle, the voltage in Mexico is different from the UK (110/120v versus 220/240v). If your device is not dual voltage, it will take forever to heat and may never get hot enough to be effective.

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unless your hair straighteners are dual voltage 220-110 they won't work in Mexico unless you bring a huge power brick converter (not the smaller travel converters that no one needs anymore in a world of modern electronics). It's not a matter of taking forever to heat up - the electronics could short and become unusable.

Most electronics like your cell phone, camera, iPad, laptop work on a range of electricity so you just need a plug converter. Anything that heats up to work - like hair dryers, toaster ovens, etc - will not work without a huge voltage converter.

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IME, plugging a 220/240v appliance into a 110/120v supply with without a voltage converter won't damage your appliance - it just won't work properly or won't work at all.

Plugging a 110/120v appliance into a 220/240v supply with a cheap (read: ineffective) converter can be a recipe for disaster - ask how I know!!!

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all it will do, is it means it will give it half the usual power.

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"all it will do, is it means it will give it half the usual power."

Yes, if you plug a 220/240v appliance into a 110/220v supply. However, if you do it the other way around, your device will get TWICE the usual power. In the case of a hair dryer, it will whirr like a jet engine for about 30 seconds before sputtering and dying, accompanied by the acrid electric burning smell.