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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.
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If you didn’t read this article ahead of time, you’d be unable to use your Fischer iontophoresis device 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:


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.


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.


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


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.


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


Find out which plug type you need in the country you’re traveling to at this map, provided by World Standards. 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!


Enjoy your trip!


The one-time out-of-pocket cost for The Fischer varies according to the areas being treated and each patient’s insurance policy. Our Treatment Specialists can help review your options with you.
"Talk to our Treatment Specialists today to see why the Fischer iontophoresis device is the best treatment available for hyperhidrosis and to check insurance benefits."
Jennifer Jacobellis - CEO

Is the Fischer right for you?

Overall, the lifetime costs of ownership of The Fischer device is considerably less than older metal-based iontophoresis options.

Compared to narrow metal electrodes or compact iontophoresis options, the proportions of The Fischer’s water bath trays, pH-balancing foam inserts, and silicone-graphite electrodes conveniently accommodate simultaneous treatment of hands and feet without sacrificing effectiveness. Our Fischer boasts a 98% success rate for patients!
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Are you or someone you know struggling with hyperhidrosis? Give our Treatment Specialists a call at (800) 525-3467, or fill out this form to discuss your symptoms and insurance eligibility.


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