Can I use my hair dryer in Tibet?
Using a hair dryer in Tibet
Whether your hair dryer will work in Tibet or not depends on two things, the voltage supported by your hair dryer and the type of power plug of your hair dryer.
Will my hair dryer work in Tibet?
- First check if your hair dryer can run on 220V, the voltage used in Tibet (read how). If your hair dryer can run on 220V, you'll just need the right power plug to connect to the power sockets used in Tibet.
Does your hair dryer have the right power plug?
Can your hair dryer run on 220V? Great! Now you'll need to make sure you can plug in your hair dryer in Tibet. Here's the power outlets used in Tibet, if they don't look familiar you'll need a power plug adapter.
If you are not sure, you can use the tool on this page to check if you need a power adapter for Tibet.
How to check the voltage of your hair dryer
Single voltage hair dryers will have a single number such as 230V or 110V. If this number matches the 220V used in Tibet, you can use your hair dryer in Tibet.
It is also possible that a single voltage hair dryer supports a small voltage range such as 220-240V or 100-120V, which means that the hair dryer can handle small fluctuations in voltage. As long as the 220V used in Tibet falls within this range, your hair dryer will work in Tibet.
Dual voltage hair dryers will list a larger voltage range separated by either a dash or a slash, for example 100-240V or 100/240V. If this is the case for your hair dryer, you can use it in Tibet, because dual voltage hair dryers can be used in all countries.
What if my hair dryer doesn't support the voltage used in Tibet?
If your hair dryer does not support the 220V used in Tibet, you have two options. You can use a voltage converter that will enable you to use your own hair dryer, or you can use a dual voltage travel hair dryer.
Dual voltage travel hair dryer
A voltage converter enables you to use your own hair dryer and other appliances with the 220V outlets used in Tibet. However, voltage converters have several drawbacks:
- A voltage converter will convert the voltage, but you still have to check if the voltage converter comes with plugs that will fit in the outlets in Tibet. If they don’t, you still have to get a power adapter.
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