I am travelling to Japan and need to take my hairdryer and straighteners. I also need to charge my camera etc. I have bought a travel plug but have been told I may need to buy a voltage convertor. Is this true and where can I buy one. I fly on wed so will need to buy one A.S.A.P.
I am in the UK and can find endless sites that will let me buy convertors for Japan to UK but none for going from the UK to Japan. Any recommended websites or shops would be welcome.
It depends on what system you have back home... I don't have a voltage adapter because the Australian system is 240v, whereas the Japanese system is 110 (methinks). So I only needed the plug adapter. But i'm not using appliances with a heating element. I tried to use my travel hairdryer, but it was slower than usual so I bought a Japanese one.
The other question is... so you really need hairdryers and straighteners when travelling?
List of countries with mains power plugs, voltages and frequencies
I found the above link, but not sure how helpful that would be.
Just go to any electronics store and ask the staff whether you'll need a convertor. They should be able to tell you, and recommend something if you really do need one.
But yeah, do you really need hairdryers and straighteners when you're travelling? It seems a bit of a hassle to me. If you're staying in a hotel, perhaps ask the staff if they have some sort of plug or adaptor for international usage that won't screw up your camera or hairdryer.
If you're not staying long in Japan, I'd just advise you to buy batteries for your camera when you're in Japan - they're sold just about everywhere and don't cost a lot.
[ Edit: Edited at Oct 2, 2006 10:59 AM by summer910 ]