Which travel adapter do I need to bring to use a clothes iron in Slovenia?

Slovenian power outlet

Summary

First check that your clothes iron can work in Slovenia:

  • If your clothes iron can run using 230 volts or can support dual voltage (how to check) then you will only need to use a suitable power adapter listed on this page if the plug on your clothes iron won't fit.

If not then:

  • Use a dual voltage travel iron [2] - you might still need the right power adapter for Slovenia but these cheap lightweight accessories are designed specifically for travel.
  • Use a power converter (or voltage transformer) - this enables you to use your existing clothes iron and other applicances with a 230 volt Slovenian power outlet, however this is substantially bulkier and more expensive than a dedicated travel clothes iron. A power converter changes the voltage but not the physical shape of the plug on your clothes iron to fit in the power outlet used in Slovenia, so check that your voltage transformer comes with an appropriate power adapter for Slovenia otherwise you will need to purchase another power adapter. Be aware that your existing clothes iron might not be suitable for travel and you could risk damage in your suitcase. [7] [AD]
Warning: If your clothes iron won't handle 230 volts used in Slovenia you run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your clothes iron. Before using your clothes iron in Slovenia check the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Using a clothes iron in Slovenia

Will my clothes iron work in Slovenia?

This depends on if your clothes iron can handle the 230 volts which are used in Slovenia:

Slovenia power outlets and plug sockets

What is the electrical frequency used in a Slovenian power outlet?

The frequency used in a Slovenian power outlet is 50Hz. [8]

What mains voltage is used in Slovenia?

The standard voltage in Slovenia is 230 volts.

Which power adapter will you need when using a clothes iron in Slovenia?

Type C and F power outlets

Which power adapter will you need when using a clothes iron in Slovenia?

There are two types of power outlets used in Slovenia, these are type F and C with the primary power outlets being type F:

  • Plug Type C - The power outlet is identified by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  • Plug Type F - You can identify the wall socket by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.

A recommended plug adapter to bring for using a 230 volt clothes iron in Slovenia is a Type F plug adapter, read the step by step instructions below for full details of how to use a clothes iron in Slovenia. Be aware that unless you that have a dual voltage clothes iron you might also need to use a voltage converter.  [6] [9] [AD]

Dual voltage travel irons

How can you tell if your clothes iron is dual voltage?

The method to tell if your clothes iron supports dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the plug, base or the handle. This location will depend on the make or model of your clothes iron and should also state in the instruction manual. Some dual voltage clothes irons might change automatically but other models will feature a button or switch which allows you to change between different voltage ranges.

  • A specific number such as 110V indicates a single voltage clothes iron. If this number matches the 230 volts used in Slovenia then you should be able to use your clothes iron with a Slovenian power outlet.
  • A small voltage range with a dash such as 100-120V also indicates a single voltage clothes iron which can accomodate small voltage fluctuations. If the 230 volts used in a Slovenian power outlet falls within the range shown on your clothes iron then you should be able to use it in Slovenia.
  • A large range separated with a slash such as 100/240V indicates a dual voltage clothes iron capable of being used in Slovenia or any other country.

Travelling to Slovenia with a clothes iron

Can I carry on a clothes iron to Slovenia in my luggage?

According to the TSA guidelines for clothes irons there is no restriction on carrying a mains powered clothes iron in your carry on hand luggage through airport security in the US. The TSA also suggests that you should verify that your airline that is flying you to Slovenia will allow clothes irons onboard and that it will fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat of the aircraft. The TSA also advices wrapping cables tightly around clothes irons. If you do intend to pack a fragile or expensive clothes iron in your hand held luggage then it is advisable to use hard carry on luggage as this offers the greatest protection against drops and knocks during your journey.   [10] [11] [AD]

Power converters for Slovenia

What is the difference between a plug adapter and a power converter for Slovenia?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a plug adapter and a power converter for Slovenia?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your clothes iron to fit into a power outlet found in Slovenia, whereas a more expensive and heavier power converter will transform a 230 volt Slovenian power outlet to work with a non-230 volt clothes iron. [7] [AD]

Do I need a voltage converter for Slovenia to use a clothes iron?

The correct type power converter (or voltage transformer) will allow your clothes iron using a different voltage to work using a 230 volt power outlet used in Slovenia. Travellers who wish to bring along their own clothes iron can use a power converter, but it can be more costly to purchase a power converter than it is to buy a dedicated dual voltage travel iron [2]. Also, a power converter is substantially heavier than a travel clothes iron making a power converter less suitable for packing compared to a travel clothes iron. [7] [AD]

How to use a clothes iron in Slovenia using a type C power adapter

How to power your clothes iron in Slovenia with a Type C power adapter.

  1. Check that the iron is either a dual voltage travel iron [2] or can work with a 230 volt power supply - if not then do not attempt these instructions because you could damage your iron, blow a fuse or create an electrical fire hazard. Before using a travel iron make sure the switch is set to the 230 volt setting to use in Slovenia - consult the manufacturers instructions for more information on where the switch is found.
  2. You will need to buy a Type C plug adapter [4] if the type of plug used on your clothes iron isn't the same shape as the plug outlet which is used in Slovenia. The Type C plug adapter will help convert different plugs on appliances from other countries into an electrical outlet used in Slovenia by changing the shape of the plug, however it doesn't change the frequency or voltage of your clothes iron to work with a 230 volt supply.
  3. Start the process by plugging the Type C plug adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. The wall supply is recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  4. After that plug in your clothes iron into the Type C plug adapter.
  5. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet. You can now turn on your iron in Slovenia.
How to use a clothes iron in Slovenia using a type C power adapter

How to use a clothes iron in Slovenia using a type F power adapter

A page showing how to power your clothes iron in Slovenia with a Type F travel charger.

  1. Check that the iron is either a dual voltage travel iron [2] or works with a 230 volt power outlet - if not then do not continue because you could damage your iron, blow a fuse or create an electrical fire hazard. Before using a dual voltage travel iron make sure you have set it to the 230 volt setting to use in Slovenia - refer to the manufacturers instructions for more information on where this switch is.
  2. You'll need to bring a Type F plug adapter [6] if the type of plug used on your clothes iron isn't the same type of plug outlet which is used in Slovenia. The power adapter is designed to convert different plugs on appliances from other countries for an electrical outlet used in Slovenia by changing the shape of the plug, however the adapter doesn't change the frequency or voltage of your clothes iron to work with a 230 volt supply.
  3. Start the process by plugging the Type F plug adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  4. Plug in your clothes iron into the Type F plug adapter.
  5. Turn on the Slovenian power outlet.
  6. Your clothes iron can now be turned on.
How to use a clothes iron in Slovenia using a type F power adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Slovenian country page on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - dual voltage travel iron
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, costing under £10.
  5. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  6. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced £5-£10.
  7. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts, around £100.
  8. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  9. iec.ch - IEC World Plugs by location -
  10. tsa.gov - TSA guidelines for clothes irons -
  11. Hard carry on luggage - Example of hard cases, suitcases and luggage suitable for airline carry on, around £40.