Can I use my hair dryer in Uruguay?
Using a hair dryer in Uruguay
Whether your hair dryer will work in Uruguay 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 Uruguay?
- First check if your hair dryer can run on 230V, the voltage used in Uruguay (read how). If your hair dryer can run on 230V, you'll just need the right power plug to connect to the power sockets used in Uruguay.
Does your hair dryer have the right power plug?
Can your hair dryer run on 230V? Great! Now you'll need to make sure you can plug in your hair dryer in Uruguay. Here's the power outlets used in Uruguay, 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 Uruguay.
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 230V used in Uruguay, you can use your hair dryer in Uruguay.
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 230V used in Uruguay falls within this range, your hair dryer will work in Uruguay.
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 Uruguay, because dual voltage hair dryers can be used in all countries.
What if my hair dryer doesn't support the voltage used in Uruguay?
If your hair dryer does not support the 230V used in Uruguay, 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 230V outlets used in Uruguay. 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 Uruguay. If they don’t, you still have to get a power adapter.
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