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What type of converter?

What type of converter?

Old Oct 26th 2004, 5:03 pm
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Goran
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Default What type of converter?

I am taking a portable massager (you know, the ones that look similar
to hair dryers and with different attachments) from USA to Europe.
Now, it vibrates AND heats. The manual states it uses 10W. What kind
of voltage converter should I get? The one for heating (ebay is full
of those '1600W') or the one for electronics (ebay: usually '50W')?
 
Old Oct 26th 2004, 5:49 pm
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Chancellor Of The Duchy Of Besses O' Th' Barn
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Goran <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I am taking a portable massager (you know, the ones that look similar
    > to hair dryers and with different attachments) from USA to Europe.
    > Now, it vibrates AND heats.

Wow. Enjoy yourself!

    > The manual states it uses 10W. What kind
    > of voltage converter should I get? The one for heating (ebay is full
    > of those '1600W') or the one for electronics (ebay: usually '50W')?

If it really only uses 10W, then you're fine with a 50W converter. Are
you sure you need a voltage converter though? Read the instructions-
quite a few portable electronic items like this work from around 110-240
volts nowadays.

David

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Old Oct 26th 2004, 10:30 pm
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John Bermont
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Goran wrote:
    > I am taking a portable massager (you know, the ones that look similar
    > to hair dryers and with different attachments) from USA to Europe.
    > Now, it vibrates AND heats. The manual states it uses 10W. What kind
    > of voltage converter should I get? The one for heating (ebay is full
    > of those '1600W') or the one for electronics (ebay: usually '50W')?

You might want to take a look at my chapter on electricity in Europe at
http://www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap11/electric.htm before you plug it in.

John Bermont
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Old Oct 29th 2004, 10:12 pm
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John Walton
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Default Re: What type of converter?

It's cheaper -- and might weigh less to just buy one over there -- and vice
versa

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    > I am taking a portable massager (you know, the ones that look similar
    > to hair dryers and with different attachments) from USA to Europe.
    > Now, it vibrates AND heats. The manual states it uses 10W. What kind
    > of voltage converter should I get? The one for heating (ebay is full
    > of those '1600W') or the one for electronics (ebay: usually '50W')?
 

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