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Moving to USA, will the electronic appliances bought in Dubai work in US

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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 31 May 2015 - 11:13
I have few good quality blenders, juicers and stuff which I have bought in Dubai..we are planning to move to the US in a couple of months. Will all these stuff work fine there? What about xbox? Thanks, gs
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 25 June 2015 - 13:39
The U.S. Uses 110 volt. Most likely the items you have purchased in the UAE are 220 or 240 volt and will not work.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 26 June 2015 - 16:41
You can use your small appliances if you buy a "step up" transformer, but the downside is that transformers are quite large and heavy and not the sort of thing you want to keep on your kitchen counter top all the time, although you would only need one as you could plug your appliances in and out as you needed them. However appliances like, say, a juicer or blender, probably draw quite a lot of electricity and often they don't work as well (don't have as much power). I really wouldn't bother, because if you find you're not happy with the way they run you won't be able to sell them once you're in the US. I'd sell them in Dubai for whatever you can and then buy new. I really don't know about the Xbox. Computers are generally dual voltage, but I'm not sure if this applies to gaming systems. You would also need to check if it's compatible with your US TV as not all TVs work in both places. Having moved back and forth between Dubai and Canada several times (Canadian electricity is the same as the US) I know how frustrating this is!
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EW GURU
Latest post on 27 June 2015 - 00:18
Some small elecronic items are dual voltage.. laptop, mobile chargers and nebulizer. Check the voltage of each appliance.. if it says 110 to 240.. it would work both here and is US ( where voltage is 110) ..if it states 240 only, then you would be better off selling them off here as a step down transformer is an ugly item to keep any where. For Xbox .. you would need to purchase the power supply from Microsoft support site specifically made for US voltage or a transformer and plug it into your existing system. We had to do the same for Xbox we bought in america and brought here. ( Power supply smoked the first time we plugged in without checking the voltage :biggrin:l )
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EW GURU
Latest post on 05 October 2015 - 02:02
You will need a transformer. Your post brought back memories of my old roommate starting an electrical fire with her hair straightener.
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 08 January 2016 - 17:16
Sell them in Dubai and buy new in the states. They are not that expensive there
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 31 December 2018 - 16:48
Some small elecronic items are dual voltage.. laptop, mobile chargers and nebulizer. Check the voltage of each appliance.. if it says 110 to 240.. it would work both here and is US ( where voltage...
Yeahh I agree. Same incident happened with me. A good advice.