I'm going to both Spain and France next month for two weeks, and hair dryers and appliances are necessary, as well as my iPhone. I understand that the plugs are not the same, and adapters are needed for that purpose. I have bought multiple adapters. HOWEVER, I am aware that the voltage and currents are not the same as they are in America.
I have heard that most Apple products are "intelligent" enough to recognize different voltage, and switch automatically to avoid killing the device. Is this true?
Also, I have bought a Step Down Converter to decrease the voltage from the European amount to the American amount. This is where I'm confused. On my converter there is a label listed with:
Input: 220/240 V
Output: 110/120 V
Power: 200 Watts Max
I lucked out and my hotels all have hair dryers provided, but my hair straightener and curler are both labeled 120/240 V… I don't understand. Is this the Input for the converter? Will it be safe to use with the converter in Europe, or not? I might just go online to Conair and purchase another converter if necessary specifially for their products.