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Will my American electrical appliances work in Spain (and the rest of Europe)?

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Will my American electrical appliances work in Spain (and the rest of Europe)?

Will your electrical appliance work in Spain?

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Question: Will my American electrical appliances work in Spain (and the rest of Europe)?
The power supply in Spain (and the rest of Europe) is 220-240V, which means that some American appliances won't work in Spain - but not all! To know if your product will work in Spain, do this simple check.

See also: Practical Travel Tips for Visiting Spain

Answer:
  1. Take a look at the picture on the right and find the similar information on your appliance (it will either be on the plug or on the appliance itself)
  2. Look at the underlined part in this photo. You can see that this product will take 100-240V. This means that the appliance will work in both the US (which takes 110V) and Spain (and indeed the rest of the world, most of which uses 220-240V).
  3. If your product is similarly labeled, your product will also work in Spain. The only problem is that the plug won't physically fit - for this you will need an adapter. You can get a very cheap one here: European Plug Adaptor
  4. If your appliance doesn't mention compatibility with 240V, then you'll need to adapt the power your appliance receives from the wall. You will need to buy a Voltage Converter.

Products bought in Japan and Central & South America will have the same problem - always do the above check.

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