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    Little bit of help needed, total noob when it comes to travelling and electrics

    Hi Peeps, looking to travel within the EU (Greece) but want to take some GHD's and a hair dryer with me.

    I am looking to get one of the travel adaptors but wanted to know if it would cause any problems due to the difference in voltage/ wattage.

    GHD's are 250v
    Hair dryer is 2200w

    Any help is greatly appreciated,

    11 Comments

    Standard 2 pin EU adaptor required - you're confusing volts and watts - it's the voltage that's important at the socket outlet - in Greece it's 230V which will be compatible with your products.

    Here is an example from Maplin, the round pin one is the one you need for Greece. You can get them much cheaper if you look around, especially in the supermarkets.
    Enjoy your trip

    timtom13

    [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FMX21-26-Universal-travel-adapter-plugs%2Fdp%2FB000FO6MYY]http://www.amazon.co.uk/MX21-26-Universal-travel-adapter-plugs/dp/B000FO6MYY[/url][url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FUK-Europe-EU-Travel-Adaptor%2Fdp%2FB0006OFKNM%2Fref%3Dpd_cp_ce_2]http://www.amazon.co.uk/UK-Europe-EU-Travel-Adaptor/dp/B0006OFKNM/ref=pd_cp_ce_2[/url]



    Cant go wrong at 51p. Did you notice the twin pack is £5.99!!!!

    gavjbrown

    Cant go wrong at 51p. Did you notice the twin pack is £5.99!!!!


    Yes i did made me lafffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

    Original Poster

    thanks everyone,

    i am confusing and worrying too much i think. Thought i had to get like a special adapter which changes the "power" so that it will not fry my electrical appliances.

    Kirajai

    thanks everyone, i am confusing and worrying too much i think. Thought i … thanks everyone, i am confusing and worrying too much i think. Thought i had to get like a special adapter which changes the "power" so that it will not fry my electrical appliances.



    No - it is a fair question you are asking. It just so happens that there will be no problem (other than the need for an adapter) when you go to Greece. However, some countries, most notably the USA, work on 110 volts which can cause real issues with our UK 240 volt equipment. Then you do potentially get into the realm of special transformers and the like. Just to repeat, Greece is OK.

    Top tip. Buy one EU adaptor and take along an extension lead with 4 - 6 sockets rather than buying lots of adaptors.

    Banned

    Greece has electricity?

    Elton Chong

    Greece has electricity?



    Yes........the EU is paying for it.......along with their healthcare, public services etc etc (also read the same with Eire) X)
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