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Old 01-07-2015, 11:29 PM
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i have a replacement plug which will let me use appliances in europe but it is not a transformer...is it ok to charge a laptop without a transformer? i know it is ok for phones and tablets but does a laptop use more power? also small electrics like toothbrush and hair styler...?? i once burned up a travel iron with a transformer so don't want to mess up again.
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Couldn't you plug the transformer you have into the plug you have that fits into the european circuit?
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Your laptop will charge fine without a transformer. been doing this for years. I'm not sure about the toothbrush or hair styler.
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Hi Dianne ---- If you read the back of your laptop power supply it should read something like : 110v - 240v 50/60hz. The power supply is actually a transformer it converts AC to DC that your PC uses. You should be fine --- just make sure you have a European plug adapter.

*****Caution ***** not all electronics work this way --- but PC's and cell phones do.
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I have a small dual voltage hair dryer and a dual voltage plug which goes into their electric outlet and allows you to plug in your appliance. I bought mine years ago, but I have seen them at the airport in the duty free area.

You must switch from 110 to 240 because if you don't you kill your appliance.
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