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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:45 AM
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a question about converter/adapter for use with my hairdryer when
Edited on Sun Sep-18-11 09:45 AM by CTyankee
I go to Holland next month. I "get" how the two work but I wonder which setting to put the dryer on, 250 v. or 125 v? I'll be on a barge and I don't want to blow out its electrical system...
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 01:47 PM
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1. Based on personal experience...
Dry your hair on the low or cool cycle.

I went to Scotland (Orknies) years ago and kept blowing the fuses in a B&B. I finally had to dry my hair on cold (no low setting, only cold) with no heat at all. So, ask before you blow. I'm betting, on a barge, you're going to be limited.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 02:40 PM
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2. Thanks. I think I wasn't very clear on my description.
It has nothing to do with the warmth of the setting. It's a tiny button below the settings that has a dial you can point at either 125 or 250 volts. Maybe I should take my dryer to Radio Shack where I bought my adapter/converter and ask them...
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 06:25 PM
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3. My advice? Buy a cheap local hairdryer when you are there. MUCH
easier than dealing w/the havoc a US hairdryer can cause in Europe even when you've put it on the proper "dual-voltage" setting. (I speak from experience.)

If you don't plan to travel back there regularly, sell it on ebay or Craigslist when you return.

But first, contact the owners of the place you are staying. If they rent it regularly, chances are, they provide a hairdryer for their guests. Or, if it's family you are visiting, ask if you can borrow one for your stay.

:)
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-08-11 11:59 AM
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4. Hey, yank, JUST saw this post, and you're THERE, now!
Hope your hair's OK; noticed weather forecast was for rain in Amsterdam, so you may have 'wet' head for a few days. Hope not.
:hi:
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