Need Help with What kind of Power Adapter/Converter to get for Paris
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 11:24 PM Last Post By: melissajordan80
Nov 29, 2012 10:13 AM
Need Help with What kind of Power Adapter/Converter to get for ParisI'll be traveling to Paris in a month and am looking to buy a converter/adapter soon, probably online from Amazon.
Thing is, I don't know if I should get just an adapter, just a converter, or both. Also, the reviews are throwing me off
The things I'll need to power are:
-DSLR Canon Camera
I know that the last two items, flat iron and hair dryer, seem unnecessary, but I'm an African American female and a simply must have these two items in order to stay coiffed and groomed looking.
Could one of you guys/ladies recommend a brand, or give me a suggesting on which of the two to buy?
Nov 29, 2012 12:13 PM
1The first four items on your list are portable by definition so all you need is the little thing to adapt your American plug to European ones.
If the iron and hair dryer are not specifically for travel (those do exist), then you will need a converter from 110 to 220.
Nov 29, 2012 12:14 PM
Nov 29, 2012 12:40 PM
Nov 29, 2012 12:51 PM
4Have a look on your charger ..if it says 220-240 then you just need an adapter. You can find them in TJMaxx/Marshalls where they sell the luggage. The ones I bought was a worldwide set and it says Europe on the relevant on. Depending on where you go in Europe I don't know if they all have the same plug hole configuration or not.
Nov 29, 2012 2:32 PM
Nov 29, 2012 6:54 PM
6this page has all the info you need read it and look no further:
Nov 29, 2012 10:59 PM
Nov 30, 2012 4:31 AM
Nov 30, 2012 4:40 AM
Nov 30, 2012 4:49 AM
10I am not sure i would have chosen the word 'negro' (not everybody is a native English speaker here so the peculiarities of this word may be lost on some) but yes, a flat iron is used to 'flatten' hair, often used by people of African descent
Nov 30, 2012 4:55 AM
Nov 30, 2012 5:04 AM
Trouble is, making an issue of terminology tends to keep active as an issue precisely what it is that the terminology wants to avoid.
The OP could have said, "I have curly hair that I want to straighten and a flat-iron is a travel-must for me". Those are the relevant facts of the matter. Some blonde, curly haired white girls back in the 60's straightened their hair (with regular irons) when it was the hippie fashion ...
Nov 30, 2012 12:04 PM
13Michelle, I love your stance on that, well said.
I feel the same way about negro as I would about calling somebody "colored", kind of just seems like an old-fashioned way to say somebody is black.
But what do I know I'm a white dude from Boston.
Nov 30, 2012 12:13 PM
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