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Traveling With Your Iontophoresis Machine (Do You Need An Adapter?)

When you live with hyperhidrosis, just about everything becomes more stressful – including traveling. Not only do you have to worry about currency exchange rates and foreign languages, but you also have to worry about different plug shapes, voltages, and frequencies if you plan on using your iontophoresis machine.

If you didn’t read this article ahead of time, you’d be unable to use your MD-1 or MD-2 on your next vacation or work excursion. Even worse, you’d risk damaging your iontophoresis machine by plugging it into an improper outlet.

Here’s everything you need to know before traveling with your iontophoresis machine:

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Outlets & Plug Shapes

The most obvious issue is that different countries have different electrical socket shape. To start, you’ll need the appropriate plug shape (or an adapter you can purchase off Amazon) for the country you’ll be visiting.

Voltages & Frequencies

Different countries also use different electrical voltages and frequencies. Even if you’ve purchased an adapter, you must also take into account the voltage. Plugging your iontophoresis machine into an improper outlet may damage it.

TIP: Over 30 countries (including the U.S.) use 110V~130V, while 120 other countries (including most of the UK) use 220V~230V.

Converting Volts

If your iontophoresis device isn’t rated to work with the voltages in the country you’re visiting, you’ll need a “voltage converter.” You can find single-outlet converters relatively cheap online.

TIP: Not all surge protectors are voltage converters, so read closely before buying the wrong one.

Travel Chart

The below chart details the varying plug and voltage combinations by country. North American power outlets provide 120 volts at 60 Hz. Outlets in Europe provide 230 volts at 50 Hz. Be sure to consult your Treatment Specialist if you have any questions!

Country / state / territorySingle-phase voltage (volts)Frequency (hertz)Plug type
Abu Dhabi (not a country, but capital of the United Arab Emirates)230 V50 HzG
Afghanistan220 V50 HzC / F
Albania230 V50 HzC / F
Algeria230 V50 HzC / F
American Samoa120 V60 HzA / B / F / I
Andorra230 V50 HzC / F
Angola220 V50 HzC
Anguilla110 V60 HzA / B
Antigua and Barbuda230 V60 HzA / B
Argentina220 V50 HzC / I
Armenia230 V50 HzC / F
Aruba120 V60 HzA / B / F
Australia230 V50 HzI
Austria230 V50 HzC / F
Azerbaijan220 V50 HzC / F
Azores230 V50 HzB / C / F
Bahamas120 V60 HzA / B
Bahrain230 V50 HzG
Balearic Islands230 V50 HzC / F
Bangladesh220 V50 HzA / C / D / G / K
Barbados115 V50 HzA / B
Belarus220 V50 HzC / F
Belgium230 V50 HzC / E
Belize110 V / 220 V60 HzA / B / G
Benin220 V50 HzC / E
Bermuda120 V60 HzA / B
Bhutan230 V50 HzC / D / G
Bolivia230 V50 HzA / C
Bonaire127 V50 HzA / C
Bosnia & Herzegovina230 V50 HzC / F
Botswana230 V50 HzD / G
Brazil127 V / 220 V60 HzC / N
British Virgin Islands110 V60 HzA / B
Brunei240 V50 HzG
Bulgaria230 V50 HzC / F
Burkina Faso220 V50 HzC / E
Burma (officially Myanmar)230 V50 HzA / C / D / G / I
Burundi220 V50 HzC / E
Cambodia230 V50 HzA / C / G
Cameroon220 V50 HzC / E
Canada120 V60 HzA / B
Canary Islands230 V50 HzC / E / F
Cape VerdeÊ(in Portuguese: Cabo Verde)230 V50 HzC / F
Cayman Islands120 V60 HzA / B
Central African Republic220 V50 HzC / E
Chad220 V50 HzC / D / E / F
Channel Islands (Guernsey & Jersey)230 V50 HzC / G
Chile220 V50 HzC / L
China, PeopleÕs Republic of220 V50 HzA / C / I
Christmas Island230 V50 HzI
Cocos (Keeling) Islands230 V50 HzI
Colombia110 V60 HzA / B
Comoros220 V50 HzC / E
Congo, Democratic Republic of the (Congo-Kinshasa)220 V50 HzC / D / E
Congo, Republic of the (Congo-Brazzaville)230 V50 HzC / E
Cook Islands240 V50 HzI
Costa Rica120 V60 HzA / B
C™te dÕIvoire (Ivory Coast)220 V50 HzC / E
Croatia230 V50 HzC / F
Cuba110 V / 220 V60 HzA / B / C / L
Curaao127 V50 HzA / B
Cyprus230 V50 HzG
Cyprus, North (unrecognised, self-declared state)230 V50 HzG
Czechia (Czech Republic)230 V50 HzC / E
Denmark230 V50 HzC / E / F / K
Djibouti220 V50 HzC / E
Dominica230 V50 HzD / G
Dominican Republic120 V60 HzA / B / C
Dubai (not a country, but the largest city in the United Arab Emirates)230 V50 HzG
East Timor (Timor-Leste)220 V50 HzC / E / F / I
Ecuador120 V60 HzA / B
Egypt220 V50 HzC / F
El Salvador120 V60 HzA / B
England230 V50 HzG
Equatorial Guinea220 V50 HzC / E
Eritrea230 V50 HzC / L
Estonia230 V50 HzC / F
Ethiopia220 V50 HzC / F / G
Faeroe Islands230 V50 HzC / E / F / K
Falkland Islands240 V50 HzG
Fiji240 V50 HzI
Finland230 V50 HzC / F
France230 V50 HzC / E
French Guiana220 V50 HzC / D / E
Gabon (Gabonese Republic)220 V50 HzC
Gambia230 V50 HzG
Gaza Strip (Gaza)230 V50 HzC / H
Georgia220 V50 HzC / F
Germany230 V50 HzC / F
Ghana230 V50 HzD / G
Gibraltar230 V50 HzG
Great Britain (GB)230 V50 HzG
Greece230 V50 HzC / F
Greenland230 V50 HzC / E / F / K
Grenada230 V50 HzG
Guadeloupe230 V50 HzC / E
Guam110 V60 HzA / B
Guatemala120 V60 HzA / B
Guinea220 V50 HzC / F / K
Guinea-Bissau220 V50 HzC
Guyana120 V / 240 V60 HzA / B / D / G
Haiti110 V60 HzA / B
Holland (officially the Netherlands)230 V50 HzC / F
Honduras120 V60 HzA / B
Hong Kong220 V50 HzG
Hungary230 V50 HzC / F
Iceland230 V50 HzC / F
India230 V50 HzC / D / M
Indonesia230 V50 HzC / F
Iran230 V50 HzC / F
Iraq230 V50 HzC / D / G
Ireland (Eire)230 V50 HzG
Ireland, Northern230 V50 HzG
Isle of Man230 V50 HzC / G
Israel230 V50 HzC / H
Italy230 V50 HzC / F / L
Jamaica110 V50 HzA / B
Japan100 V50 Hz / 60 HzA / B
Jordan230 V50 HzC / D / F / G / J
Kazakhstan220 V50 HzC / F
Kenya240 V50 HzG
Kiribati240 V50 HzI
Korea, North220 V50 HzC
Korea, South220 V60 HzF
Kosovo230 V50 HzC / F
Kuwait240 V50 HzG
Kyrgyzstan220 V50 HzC / F
Laos230 V50 HzA / B / C / E / F
Latvia230 V50 HzC / F
Lebanon230 V50 HzC / D / G
Lesotho220 V50 HzM
Liberia120 V / 220 V60 HzA / B / C / F
Libya230 V50 HzC / L
Liechtenstein230 V50 HzC / J
Lithuania230 V50 HzC / F
Luxembourg230 V50 HzC / F
Macau220 V50 HzG
Macedonia, North230 V50 HzC / F
Madagascar220 V50 HzC / E
Madeira230 V50 HzC / F
Malawi230 V50 HzG
Malaysia240 V50 HzG
Maldives230 V50 HzC / D / G / J / K / L
Mali220 V50 HzC / E
Malta230 V50 HzG
Marshall Islands120 V60 HzA / B
Martinique220 V50 HzC / D / E
Mauritania220 V50 HzC
Mauritius230 V50 HzC / G
Mayotte230 V50 HzC / E
Mexico120 V60 HzA / B
Micronesia, Federated States of120 V60 HzA / B
Moldova230 V50 HzC / F
Monaco230 V50 HzC / E / F
Mongolia230 V50 HzC / E
Montenegro230 V50 HzC / F
Montserrat230 V60 HzA / B
Morocco220 V50 HzC / E
Mozambique220 V50 HzC / F / M
Myanmar (formerly Burma)230 V50 HzA / C / D / G / I
Namibia220 V50 HzD / M
Nauru240 V50 HzI
Nepal230 V50 HzC / D / M
Netherlands230 V50 HzC / F
New Caledonia220 V50 HzC / F
New Zealand230 V50 HzI
Nicaragua120 V60 HzA / B
Niger220 V50 HzC / D / E / F
Nigeria230 V50 HzD / G
Niue230 V50 HzI
Norfolk Island230 V50 HzI
North Cyprus (unrecognised, self-declared state)230 V50 HzG
Northern Ireland230 V50 HzG
North Korea220 V50 HzC
North Macedonia230 V50 HzC / F
Norway230 V50 HzC / F
Oman240 V50 HzG
Pakistan230 V50 HzC / D
Palau120 V60 HzA / B
Palestine230 V50 HzC / H
Panama120 V60 HzA / B
Papua New Guinea240 V50 HzI
Paraguay220 V50 HzC
Peru220 V60 HzA / B / C
Philippines220 V60 HzA / B / C
Pitcairn Islands230 V50 HzI
Poland230 V50 HzC / E
Portugal230 V50 HzC / F
Puerto Rico120 V60 HzA / B
Qatar240 V50 HzG
RŽunion230 V50 HzC / E
Romania230 V50 HzC / F
Russia (officially the Russian Federation)220 V50 HzC / F
Rwanda230 V50 HzC / E / F / G
Saba110 V60 HzA / B
Saint BarthŽlemy (informally also referred to as Saint BarthÕs or Saint Barts)230 V60 HzC / E
Saint Kitts and Nevis (officially the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis)230 V60 HzD / G
Saint Lucia230 V50 HzG
Saint Martin220 V60 HzC / E
Saint Helena230 V50 HzG
Sint Eustatius110 V / 220 V60 HzA / B / C / F
Sint Maarten110 V60 HzA / B
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines110 V / 230 V50 HzA / B / G
Samoa230 V50 HzI
San Marino230 V50 HzC / F / L
S‹o TomŽ and Pr’ncipe230 V50 HzC / F
Saudi Arabia220 V60 HzG
Scotland230 V50 HzG
Senegal230 V50 HzC / D / E / K
Serbia230 V50 HzC / F
Seychelles240 V50 HzG
Sierra Leone230 V50 HzD / G
Singapore230 V50 HzG
Slovakia230 V50 HzC / E
Slovenia230 V50 HzC / F
Solomon Islands230 V50 HzG / I
Somalia220 V50 HzG
Somaliland (unrecognised, self-declared state)220 V50 HzG
South Africa230 V50 HzC / M / N (still rare)
South Korea220 V60 HzF
South Sudan230 V50 HzC / D
Spain230 V50 HzC / F
Sri Lanka230 V50 HzD / G
Sudan230 V50 HzC / D
Suriname127 V / 220 V60 HzA / B / C / F
Swaziland230 V50 HzM
Sweden230 V50 HzC / F
Switzerland230 V50 HzC / J
Syria220 V50 HzC / E / L
Tahiti220 V50 Hz / 60 HzC / E
Taiwan110 V60 HzA / B
Tajikistan220 V50 HzC / F
Tanzania230 V50 HzD / G
Thailand230 V50 HzA / B / C / O
Togo220 V50 HzC
Tokelau230 V50 HzI
Tonga240 V50 HzI
Trinidad & Tobago115 V60 HzA / B
Tunisia230 V50 HzC / E
Turkey230 V50 HzC / F
Turkmenistan220 V50 HzC / F
Turks and Caicos Islands120 V60 HzA / B
Tuvalu230 V50 HzI
Uganda240 V50 HzG
Ukraine230 V50 HzC / F
United Arab Emirates (UAE)230 V50 HzG
United Kingdom (UK)230 V50 HzG
United States of America (USA)120 V60 HzA / B
United States Virgin Islands110 V60 HzA / B
Uruguay220 V50 HzC / F / L
Uzbekistan220 V50 HzC / F
Vanuatu230 V50 HzI
Vatican City230 V50 HzC / F / L
Venezuela120 V60 HzA / B
Vietnam220 V50 HzA / B / C
Virgin Islands (British)110 V60 HzA / B
Virgin Islands (USA)110 V60 HzA / B
Wales230 V50 HzG
Western Sahara220 V50 HzC / E
Yemen230 V50 HzA / D / G
Zambia230 V50 HzC / D / G
Zimbabwe240 V50 HzD / G

 

Enjoy your trip!

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