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Always remember to bring your outlet adapter! Your outlet adapter is always a must have! I figure if I say it twice this travel tip will stick. Don’t go all Leap Year on anyone and accidentally short out the town while trying to put the wrong plug into the wrong socket. No one is going to thank you for that!
Get Yourself an Outlet Adapter
I got the cheap one from Target. They look like the picture below. Worked perfectly fine with my iPhone charger and my hair straightener. You don’t need the fancy schmancy ones! At least not for Ireland, England, and France. If you buy them there, they maybe more expensive. So make sure to grab one before you leave the country!
In Paris, the adapter did get a little warm so I wouldn’t leave anything plugged in more than you need to. It may have been that the hostel was old, but thought I’d just give you a warning anyway.
Try Your Outlet Adapter Out
When I was in England, I did try to plug in my blow dryer, but because it was the larger plug it didn’t fit properly into my outlet adapter. The problem was that it was too big a plug to also plug into the wall. Since it only fit one way, the end didn’t fit properly into my adapter. The problem was that it was too big a plug to also plug into the wall. Since it only fit one way, the end with the cord was up against the wall, making it impossible to plug in. I’d advise to try out your electronics and tools before traveling.