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What is the voltage of a hairdryer?

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There a many makers of various hairdryers. Most models will fall into the following range:

US is 110v-120v Europe is 220v-240v
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How does a hairdryer work?

I was just wondering about this myself the other day, howstuffworks.com provides many useful explanations of how commonplace items and many other things work. See the link at

Why does a hairdryer on the 240 volt setting work in the US and does this mean the switch to change the voltage is faulty and it's not really operating on 240 volts?

Hair dryers usually have a HIGH and a LOW setting.. The HIGH heating element is about 8 ohms.. The LOW heating element is about 32 ohms.. voltage (squared) / resistance = p

How do you use a hairdryer?

The hand held hair driers found in most homes are simple to use. They usually have two heat settings. high heat for drying and low heat for styling. For drying hair, use the h

How has the hairdryer evolved?

The hairdryer? well i personally think it evolved from just blowing things, to get them dry...they would of started out with a fan or something:)

How was the hairdryer invented?

The first hair dryer was the vacuum cleaner! Around the turn of the century, women dried their hair by connecting a hose to the exhaust of their vacuum cleaners. In early mode