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Electricity Plug Questions...

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:21 pm
by vickihd
Help...even on vacation I need my curling iron. Staying at the Camino Real and I can't find out if I need a different plug, adapter, etc. Will my hair dryer and curling iron work on its own. Please advise

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:51 pm
by canucker
The plugs and outlets are the same as in Canada and the US. Everything should work just fine.

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:41 pm
by vickihd
Thanks for the info.

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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:19 am
by canucker
Da nada

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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:54 am
by pvdeb
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.

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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:54 pm
by teduardo
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.

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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:09 pm
by charlieb
As far as an extension cord.....your hair dryer is probably rated at 1500watts. This will require a heavy duty extension cord that will handle the 1500 watts or the cord will over heat and be a fire hazzard. Just a safety precaution.

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Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:30 pm
by vickihd
Thank you all for the information.

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Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:57 pm
by clinta74
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.

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Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:42 pm
by clinta74
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.

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