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Vicki, I waited to see if anyone would mention this and they haven't, so I'll just say that if you have any appliance with a 3-pronged plug, you will need to bring an adapter to make it 2-prong. You would be hard pressed to find a 3-prong outlet. I always bring an extension cord also, as the outlets are not always in the most convenient place and it will give you more flexibility.
Also, if what ever you are taking down has a polarized plug (one prong is wider than the other), older outlets in Mexico will not work, as the wide prong will not go in. I take a couple of the three to two prong adapters that Deb mentioned, with the polarized side filed down. The extension cord is good advice too.
For appliences , hairdryers and the like you shouldn't have any problems. However I have also had a slight problem with some electonic equipment, ie battery chargers. I am not positive but I think that the AC is 125volt 58cycles or something like that. I think that it is the slight cycle difference but it will really overheat your chargers and batteries if you don't watch them closely.
Did more checking on Mexican Power. I looks like the AC is just a little higher in voltage than the states, 125 volts. (US 110-120v). The only thing that I have had problems with is batteries & battery chargers (both the AA and video) getting hot if not watched.