Post # 1
I’m travelling to Paris at the end of the month (I live in Canada) and I need to be able to use my hair iron. I bought a converter assuming that it would do the trick but I’m now hearing horror stories of people burning their hair off and blowing up their hair irons.
I realize these might be exagerations but the point is they are suggesting that even with the converter the iron won’t work or worse, it will break.
Anyone have any experience with this?
I realize that a cheaper one could just be purchased over there but I have never been able to use the “cheaper” drugstore models here, they don’t work on my hair.
HELP! What to do?
Post # 3
I wish I could help. My iron didn’t work over there, nor did my roomate’s. I did buy a small one over there because I was desperate, but it wasn’t the same 🙁
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
My first few time traveling to the UK I just bought a flat iron there, it was okay but not great because of course I bought a cheaper one.
The last two times I went brought mine from the US I used a convertor and it was just fine. I did buy a convertor that was fuse protected though just in case. I didn’t want to use a little cheap looking convertor because I figured then I might have problems. The downside is IF the fuse blows, your convertor is pretty much dead weight and you won’t be able to use it. However, it should protect your CHI from being blown.
So I used one that looked like this (above) as opposed to one like this (below)
Post # 5
I took mine to Paris years ago (also a CHI) and it didn’t work. I brought an adaptor with me, but you’ll need a converter as well to convert the voltage. I was able to borrow a converter while in Amsterdam and it worked fine there.
Post # 6
I found out that on the product if it says something like “110v – 240V” then it’ll work but it doesn’t heat up as well but if it only says one voltage (like 120 or something) then you risk blowing it up.
Post # 7
@Vsmart: Buy an actual converter. Just like @Ms_Purple: said, the one that just converts the plug (called an adaptor) is not enough/right one. You need the bulky one that has voltage information and whatnot. You should be fine with that.