This is a 50 Watt converter and the curling iron says it only consumes 35 Watts. However, the product description explicitly says NOT to use with heat-producing gadgets. Why does that matter if its only 35 Watts? If this is not sufficient, what is? Thanks!
Read the one star reviews (22% of them). Many smoked. My guess is that it could handle 50 watts as a surge, but not continuously. The manufacturer likely knows this, hence the warning. Dont throw your money away when the manufacturer tells you not to use it as you intend, not to mention you can find dual voltage curling irons on Amazon for a few dollars more.
If you post on a few of the European cities forums the topic comes up a lot. All the advise says buy one when you get there.
Converters are not light, with limits on baggage allowance these days not a good idea to lug one around.
Look for a curling iron that is dual voltage, then you wont need to bother with a converter, just a plug adapter.
Do not use a converter with a curling iron. Either buy a dual-voltage curling iron at home, or buy a cheap one at your destination.
Converters must not be used with inductive loads, which includes anything containing a heating element. The inductive characteristic can interact with the converter circuitry in a dangerous way and can sometimes overload the converter even if the nameplate wattage on the appliance appears to be within the converter limits.
Read the specs closely. Often they will say something in the fine print about “50 watts (25 watts continuous)” Continuous usually means more than 10-15 min. Also, many items – and heating elements are one – can pull 2-4x as much power in the first few seconds.
Buying a curling iron for European 240 voltage will be cheaper and easier than trying to get the proper converter/transformer.
I was not aware of this some years ago when I let a house guest plug her hair dryer into the massive converter I had for my US sewing machine.
The converter had given years of faithful service, but went “bang” in a puff of smoke as soon as the US hair dryer was plugged in and turned on.
The problem would be the amount of power required. The sewing machine would have needed a power of maybe 20 watts, but the hair dryer would need 500 to 1000 watts. No wonder the voltage converted blew.
It is fine to use a heat device with a converter that has sufficient power output, but such a converter would be expensive and very heavy.
How many watts is a curling iron?
Most curling irons use less than 200 watts so it will be fine with most curling irons. Most hair dryer use over 1,000 watts so it will not work with it.
You probably don’t use a curling wand every day, so keep a record of the total number of months you have used it. If you can’t keep a total account, keep an average.
Wattage size of curling iron:
Each electrical appliance consumes a certain amount of electricity. You can see in the packet of the curling iron that you are using, how much watts it does consume. If you do not have the packet, search on the internet by typing the specific model or visit the official website.
There you will find information about the wattage of curling irons.
How many watts is a standard curling iron?
If you’re using either a dual voltage curling iron or your curling iron is designed to operate using 120 volts and you have the appropriate power adapter then you can use it in America.
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