Which power adapter will you need to bring when using a hair dryer in Uzbekistan?

Bringing a hair dryer abroad but confused about which travel adapter to bring? A straightforward guide for those travelling to Uzbekistan and using a hair dryer.

Uzbekistani power outlet

Can I use my blowdryer in Uzbekistan?

Check that your hair dryer can handle the voltage in Uzbekistan:

  • If your hair dryer can run using 220 volts or can support dual voltage (how you can check) then you'll only need to bring the right power adapter listed below if the plug on your hair dryer won't fit.

If not then:

Warning: If your hair dryer won't handle the 220 volts used in Uzbekistan you run the potential risk of a blown fuse, damage to your hair dryer or even an electrical fire hazard. Prior to using your hair dryer in Uzbekistan read the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Using a hair dryer in Uzbekistan

Will my hair dryer work in Uzbekistan?

That depends on if your hair dryer is designed to handle the 220 volt power outlets in Uzbekistan:

How can I use my American hair dryer in Uzbekistan?

The instructions on this page assume that you are a reader from America visiting Uzbekistan and will provide guidance for using your US hair dryer with an Uzbekistani power outlet.

Best travel hair dryers for Uzbekistan

How to choose the best travel hair dryer

Bundled diffuser and concentrator attachments

How to choose the best travel hair dryer

When looking for the best travel hair dryer choose a sturdy but light dual-voltage dryer that will operate with an 220 volt Uzbekistani power outlet power outlet, has an ALCI safety plug, a folding handle and long cord. If drying thicker hair buy a dryer with a higher 1600+ watt dryer and included diffuser.

What should you look for when buying a blow dryer?

  1. Try to look for a lightweight travel dryer which is durable enough to survive being transported in baggage, models with a handle which folds mean more room to pack other items.
  2. A modern blow dryer might include a cool shot option for quickly cooling down the hair after drying to hold a style but this option lacks in smaller or cheaper models.
  3. The best travel hair dryers give control of both temperature and speed with high and low options - a slower speed with a lower temperature will prevent damage to your hair and a faster hotter speed will dry hair quickly.
  4. A hair dryer needs to be dual voltage to operate in Uzbekistan.
  5. You shouldn't risk getting the cheapest dryer - as well as safety concerns there is also a greater chance that the dryer could fail during travelling abroad due to cheaper components.
  6. Instead of scouring shops to look for more expensive third party attachments it might be more convenient and cheaper purchasing a hair dryer which is supplied with both a diffuser and a concentrator.
  7. Hotel rooms could have a fixed mirror positioned away from a outlet making it cumbersome to dry hair, therefore when buying a travel hair dryer look for the model with the lengthiest power cord possible or bring either a pocket mirror or extension cord.
  8. Safe travel hair dryers will include an 'ALCI' safety plug which minimises the danger of overloading the motor and starting an electrical fire, these can be recognised by the two 'reset' and 'test' buttons.
  9. If you have thicker hair then you might require a travel blow dryer with a more powerful motor; a high wattage ceramic dryer that has a diffuser will dry hair faster, thereby preventing damage.
Which is the best mini ionic dual voltage travel hair dryer for Uzbekistan?

The BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium with folding handle

Which is the best mini ionic dual voltage travel hair dryer for Uzbekistan?

  • A Conair MiniPRO [9] is the most affordable mini ionic blowdryer available on the market, this 1200 watt ceramic dryer will be most suited for quickly drying thin or fine hair on the go.
  • For a folding blow dryer which is both small and lightweight enough to carry in a purse then the 10.5oz BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium [8] is recommend. With a removable filter and tourmaline outlet that emits infrared heat for a shinier finish this dryer manages to incorporate features which are normally found with larger models.

Both are dual voltage mini hair dryers when used along with the right plug adapter for an Uzbekistani power outlet they should work in Uzbekistan and fold conveniently making them small enough to be carried around all day for styling on the go. They have a 1.5m electric power cable, have a 2 speed motor and include a concentrator.

Which is the best folding travel ionic hair dryer with a diffuser for Uzbekistan?

Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer

Which is the best folding travel ionic hair dryer with a diffuser for Uzbekistan?

  • The X5 Superlite Ceramic Ionic [10] has a 1600 watt motor with a 1.65 metre power cord, it includes a tourmaline diffuser however is missing a cool shot button.
  • A Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer [2] has a generous 1.82 metre power cord for greater flexibility when styling with an ALCI safety plug and a removable filter for easy cleaning. It utilises a powerful 1875 watt motor including cool shot making it suitable for drying thicker hair.

Both ionic travel hair dryers include both concentrator and diffuser with strong motors to make them the most suitable blow dryers for thick hair. They will require a power adapter for Uzbekistan to plug into an Uzbekistani power outlet, they are lightweight and fold up to fit into carry-on baggage.

Which is a good hair dryer for thick curly hair?

Thick hair takes longer to dry and might be hard to do so without your hair turning frizzy. The best option for thicker hair will be an ionic blow dryer and for curly thick hair we suggest a diffuser as both are able to manage and dry hair smoothly. Either an Hot Tools 1044 Ionic Travel Dryer [2] or the X5 Superlite Ceramic Ionic [10] will be suitable because of their powerful motors, ionic outlets and included diffusers, avoid buying a hair dryer with a motor which is less powerful than 1600 watts as this won't be strong enough.

Which is the best folding dual voltage hair dryer for Uzbekistan?

Berta Folding Hair Dryer

Which is the best folding dual voltage hair dryer for Uzbekistan?

  • With a powerful 2 speed 1875 watt motor and removable filter the Conair Compact Styler [12] includes cool shot that can will quickly cool hair down.
  • The Berta Folding Hair Dryer [11] also features a cool shot button, uses a ceramic tourmaline air outlet for negative ions meaning safer drying, twin heat settings, a longer 1.8 metre electric power cable and also comes with a concentrator attachment.

Both models fold, have an ALCI plug to prevent overloading and has dual voltage making them perfect for visiting Uzbekistan in carry on luggage when used along with a power adapter for an Uzbekistani power outlet.

Best travel hair dryers for 2017

What is the best blow dryer for Uzbekistan?

Conair
MiniPRO
Budget mini ionic hair dryer with 1200 watt 2 speed motor and bundled concentrator attachment
BaByliss
PRO
https://www.amazon.com/BaBylissPRO-Tourmaline-Titanium-Travel-Dryer/dp/B003QKL5YQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1506766914&sr=1-1&keywords=babyliss+pro+tourmaline+titanium+travel+dryer&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=42ac8156b2378ba326cc5bd3c1fbaccb
Conair
Compact
https://www.amazon.com/Conair-Compact-Folding-Handle-Voltage/dp/B00006IV22/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1506767106&sr=1-1&keywords=Conair+1875+Watt+Compact+Folding+Handle+Styler+/+Hair+Dryer+with+Dual+Voltage&th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b7a9525a9878573b5912d116cbadea28
Berta
Folding
https://www.amazon.com/Berta-Folding-Voltage-Negative-Setting/dp/B06XWV3K4L/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1506767023&sr=1-1&keywords=Berta+1875W+Folding+Hair+Dryer+Dual+Voltage+Blow+dryer+Negative+Ions+Travel+Dryer+with+2+Heat+2+Speed+Setting&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=48f8830f8b22743bab2b92d60efe19ae
X5
Superlite
https://www.amazon.com/X5-Superlite-Voltage-Ceramic-Ionic-Travel/dp/B001FSK70Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=63c08ef699ac6c441e4c0862ebe99524
Hot Tools
1044
https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Tools-Professional-Ht1044-Folding/dp/B003A1DWRO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1506767312&sr=1-1&keywords=Hot+Tools+Professional+Ht1044+Ionic+1875+Watt+Travel+Dryer+with+Folding+Handle+and+Dual+Votage&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=e4d6cd8511a014951b16d43f9ec3a809
Class Mini Compact Compact with diffuser
Works in Uzbekistan Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Works in US Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dual voltage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Watts 1200 1000 1875 1875 1600 1875
Folds Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ceramic Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ionic Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tourmaline Yes Yes Yes
Infrared Yes
Speed settings 2 2 2 2 2 2
Heat settings 1 1 1 2 1 1
Cool shot Yes Yes Yes
Removable filter Yes Yes
Concentrator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Diffuser Yes Yes
ALCI safety plug Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cord length 1.52m 1.52m 1.52m 1.8m 1.65m 1.82m
Color
Cost Price Price Price Price Price Price

Uzbekistan power outlets

What is the electrical frequency used in Uzbekistan?

The frequency of the alternating current found in an Uzbekistani power outlet is 50Hz.

What voltage is used in Uzbekistan?

Power outlets in Uzbekistan are 220 volts.

Which plug adapter do you need for using a hair dryer in Uzbekistan?

Type C and I power outlets

Which plug adapter do you need for using a hair dryer in Uzbekistan?

There are two different types of power outlets used in Uzbekistan, these are type I and C with the primary power outlets being type I:

  • Plug Type C - The plug socket can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  • Plug Type I - You can recognise the plug socket by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.

A Type I power adapter [6] is suitable for powering a 220 volt hair dryer in Uzbekistan, read the step-by-step instructions below for full details of how to use a plug adapter for Uzbekistan. Note that unless you that have a dual voltage hair dryer you might also need to bring a power converter.

Dual voltage hair dryers

How can you use a dual voltage blow dryer in Uzbekistan?

  1. Ensure that you are have a dual voltage hair dryer and it will work with a 220 volt power socket.
  2. If the hair dryer supports dual voltage please ensure that it is switched to work in the 220-240V range. This is normally found on the base or handle of the blow dryer and may require a screwdriver or coin to switch.
  3. Plug your hair dryer into the correct power adapter for Uzbekistan, then plug in the power adapter into the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  4. It's common on most dual voltage hair dryer models operating in the 220-240 volt range to only work safely on a low setting, however the temperature and speed should still be sufficient enough for drying hair. Please check the manufacturers guidelines to see if this is appropriate for your model of dryer to avoid the risk of overheating.
  5. The hair dryer can now be used with an Uzbekistani power outlet.
Is my hair dryer dual voltage?

Single voltage hair dryer

Is my hair dryer dual voltage?

The way to tell if your hair dryer supports a dual voltage outlet is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the base, handle or plug of your hair dryer. This location might depend on the make and model of your hair dryer and could also state in the instruction manual. Some dual voltage models can change automatically but other hair dryers will feature a button which allows you to toggle between different regions.

  • Single voltage could say a specific number - such as 110V. If this number matches the 220 volts used in Uzbekistan then you should be able to use your hair dryer with an Uzbekistani power outlet.
  • Single voltage could also have a small voltage range with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V. If the 220 volts used in an Uzbekistani power outlet falls within the range shown on your hair dryer then you should be able to use it in Uzbekistan.
  • Dual voltage will typically say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V. Your hair dryer will be capable of being used in Uzbekistan or any other country if these numbers are shown.

How can you change the voltage on a travel hair dryer?

  1. Most models of dual voltage hair dryers have either a dial or switch which selects between 2 types of voltages although some models are capable of automatically detecting the voltage used in Uzbekistan.
  2. The dial or switch needs a screwdriver or coin to change the hair dryer to the correct voltage between the 110v-120v range or the 220v-240v range.
  3. Also, it's worth jotting down both switch positions as the painted numbers can occasionally rub off on certain models.

Travelling to Uzbekistan with a hair dryer

Is it safe to bring my domestic blow dryer to Uzbekistan?

It is preferable to packing a dual voltage travel hair dryer as opposed to packing your existing domestic hair dryer to Uzbekistan as it ensures that it will work with the 220 volt power outlets used with an Uzbekistani power outlet (as long as you use the correct power adapter for Uzbekistan). Certain models of travel hair dryer will typically feature a folding handle and will be lighter which will help in reducing the size and weight in luggage compared to packing a domestic blow dryer.

It is also worth concidering that packing your expensive domestic hair dryer might place it at risk because of potential loss or damage in your suitcase by an airport baggage handler in Uzbekistan. The cost and inconvenience involved in repairing an expensive quality domestic hair dryer in Uzbekistan could be more than purchasing a cheap dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] with a suitable travel hair dryer case [15] beforehand .

Do hotel rooms in Uzbekistan have hair dryers?

Hotel hair dryer

Do hotel rooms in Uzbekistan have hair dryers?

Depending on the hotel and class of the accommodation a hair dryer might be available in the room, either packed in the bedroom drawer, wardrobe or cupboard, found attached to a bathroom wall unit or could potentially be of a slower air hose type. If staying in budget motels, hotels and hostels a communal hair dryer could be available at the reception but that could involve waiting in turn for other guests. If you are uncertain about the hotel hairdryer availability you should either look on the booking web site or telephone the hotel in Uzbekistan to find out what is available for guests. Hair dryers found in hotels are adequate but normally rudimentary models lacking a diffuser and notorious for providing slower air speeds and low heat. For those concerned with hygiene might want to remove grime from other guests on a communal hair dryer as room service might not have removed this when cleaning the room.

Remember, if in doubt either call ahead to your hotel in Uzbekistan or use a suitable dual voltage travel hair dryer [2].

Is a hair dryer allowed onboard a flight in Uzbekistan?

Folding travel hair dryer with cord wrapped for carry on

Is a hair dryer allowed onboard a flight in Uzbekistan?

According to the TSA guidelines for hair dryers [16] there is no restriction on carrying a mains powered blow dryer in your carry on luggage through airport security in the United States. The TSA also recommends that you should verify that the airline that is taking you to Uzbekistan will allow hair dryers onboard and that it will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the airplane. Packing your blow dryer in a dedicated heat resistant protective travel hair dryer case [15] leaves it easily accessible for airport security, it can be packed away quickly and will avoid a tangle of power cables in your carry on luggage (the TSA advices wrapping cords tightly around electronic items such as hair dryers). If you intend to bring fragile or expensive blow dryers in your hand held luggage then it is advisable to use hard carry on luggage as this provides the greatest protection against drops and knocks during your journey.

Power converters for Uzbekistan

What is the difference between a voltage converter and a plug adapter for Uzbekistan?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a voltage converter and a plug adapter for Uzbekistan?

A lightweight, cheap and small power adapter [17] (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your hair dryer to slot into a power outlet found in Uzbekistan, but a more expensive and heavier power converter [7] will convert the voltage of 220 volts from an Uzbekistani power outlet to work with a non-220 volt hair dryer.

Can I use a power converter to use a hair dryer in Uzbekistan?

The correct model of voltage transformer [7] (or power converter) will allow a hair dryer using a different voltage to work with the 220 volt power outlet used in Uzbekistan. Travellers who want to use their own domestic hair dryer can use a power converter, but it might be considerably cheaper to buy a dedicated dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] than it is to buy a power converter. Also worth noting, a travel hair dryer can be noticeably smaller and lighter than a power converter making a travel hair dryer more suited for packing in luggage.

How to use a hair dryer in Uzbekistan using a type C power adapter

Learn how to power a hair dryer in Uzbekistan by using a Type C power charger.

  1. Please make sure that the hair dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or can work with a 220 volt power outlet but if not then don't attempt these instructions as you could create an electrical fire hazard, damage your hair dryer or blow a fuse. Before using a dual voltage travel hair dryer which can toggle between different voltages ensure the switch is set to the 220 volt setting for use in Uzbekistan, please consult the owners manual to find out where the switch is found.
  2. You'll need to use a Type C plug adapter [4] if the type of plug on your hair dryer isn't the same shape as the plug outlet used in Uzbekistan. This Type C plug adapter is designed to adapt different plugs from other countries into an electrical outlet found in Uzbekistan by changing the shape of the plug, but it doesn't change the frequency or voltage of the hair dryer to work with a 220 volt supply.
  3. Start the process by taking the Type C plug adapter and plugging it into the Uzbekistani power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  4. Plug in the hair dryer into the Type C plug adapter.
  5. Turn on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  6. The hair dryer can now be used in Uzbekistan.
How to use a hair dryer in Uzbekistan using a type C power adapter

How to use a hair dryer in Uzbekistan using a type I power adapter

Instructions showing how to power a hair dryer in Uzbekistan by using a Type I power charger.

  1. Check that your hair dryer is either a dual voltage travel hair dryer [2] or can work with a 220 volt power outlet - but if it doesn't then do not continue as you might blow a fuse, damage your hair dryer or create an electrical fire hazard. Before using a travel hair dryer which can toggle between different voltages ensure the switch is set to accept 220 volts - please consult the user guide for more details on where this switch is located.
  2. If the plug on your hair dryer isn't the same type of outlet which is used in Uzbekistan you'll need to use a Type I plug adapter [6]. The Type I plug adapter is designed to fit plugs on appliances from other countries for use with an electrical outlet in Uzbekistan by changing the shape of the plug, however the adapter doesn't change the voltage of your hair dryer to work with a 220 volt outlet.
  3. Plug in the Type I plug adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  4. Then plug in the hair dryer into the Type I plug adapter.
  5. Turn on the Uzbekistani power outlet.
  6. The hair dryer can now be used in Uzbekistan.
How to use a hair dryer in Uzbekistan using a type I power adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan - Wikipedia.org page about Uzbekistan
  2. https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Tools-Professional-Ht1044-Folding/dp/B003A1DWRO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1506767312&sr=1-1&keywords=Hot+Tools+Professional+Ht1044+Ionic+1875+Watt+Travel+Dryer+with+Folding+Handle+and+Dual+Votage&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=e4d6cd8511a014951b16d43f9ec3a809 - dual voltage travel hair dryer
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage
  5. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  6. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts
  8. BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer - 10.5 ounce dual voltage travel blow dryer small enough to carry in a purse including concentrator
  9. Conair MiniPRO Folding Handle Tourmaline Ceramic Styler - Budget mini ionic hair dryer with 1200 watt 2 speed motor and bundled concentrator attachment.
  10. X5 Superlite 1600W Dual Voltage Ceramic Ionic Travel Dryer - 1600 watt travel blow dryer with a 1.65 metre power cable, tourmaline diffuser and concentrator.
  11. Berta 1875W Folding Hair Dryer Dual Voltage Blow dryer Negative Ions Travel Dryer - Ceramic tourmaline hair dryer with cool shot, two heat settings, 1.8m power cord and bundled concentrator
  12. Conair 1875 Watt Compact Folding Handle Hair Dryer with Dual Voltage - Budget 1875 watt 2 speed travel hair dryer, ALCI safety plug, removable filter and cool shot.
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/list_bylocation.htm - IEC World Plugs by location
  15. Hard case for travel hair dryer - Hard case designed for storing and protecting a hair dryer safely during travel in luggage.
  16. https://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/cib_results.aspx?search=hair%20dryer - TSA guidelines for hair dryers
  17. https://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-GP-12PK-International-Worldwide-Universal/dp/B01DJEBLQU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CFDDSXZJ59CH648AVQ0H&linkCode=ll1&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=b865b6ca5e535d710bf1e1b3a790f622 - power adapter