Hair Dryers in Your Hotel
Hair dryers are often found in hotels. However, if you prefer to bring your own, it's important to remember to bring an adapter and voltage converter or ensure that it is dual voltage. In the event that you require a hair dryer during your travels but cannot locate one in your hotel room, you can ask the hotel staff for assistance. Most hotels are willing to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.
Using a US-Voltage Hair Dryer in Europe
US Voltage Versus European Voltage
American appliances run on 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, while European appliances run on 220-230 volts at 50 Hz.
As a result, American hair dryers designed for use in the United States (typically 120 volts at 60 Hz) may not be directly compatible with the higher voltage used in European countries. Plugging a 120-volt hair dryer into a 220-240-volt outlet without the appropriate voltage converter or transformer can cause damage to the appliance and outlet as well as pose safety risks.
Dual Voltage Hair Dryer for Travel in Europe
If you plan to bring an American hair dyer to Europe, you may need a voltage converter to change the voltage to 220-240 from 110 volts.
Some models of hair dyer have the ability to change voltage. Before you buy anything new, you should check if your hair dryer has a label that says "INPUT AC 120V - 240V" or a switch/toggle that can be set to either 125V or 250V. This is a common feature in many devices, so it's always worth checking. If your hair dryer doesn't have the capability to switch between voltages, you will need to buy a voltage converter to use it in Europe or consider buying a new hair dryer to bring with you on your trip.