Voltage Converters when Traveling a trip overseas

Planning a trip overseas anytime soon? Did you realize that the electricity that we have here in the United States is not exactly the same as the electricity provided overseas One look at the outlets overseas and you will notice the first huge difference. They have a very weird shape and sometimes even more prongs. We have all seen the movies where an unknowing dim witted person travels overseas and somehow plugs in their alarm clock they brought from the United States and what happens next is sparks fly and usually a fire.The military more often than not always deploy or get stationed in an area that has those strange European outlets also. I have seen that a person will buy a plug adapter for their laptop computer and then plug them into the outlet. Next thing that happens is a call to the customer service center of the computer brand they have. They have just plugged a 110 volt computer in a 220v wall socket. The normal outcome is never good. We offer a fix to that issue and many others like it. We can supply you with a converter that will drop that high 220v power down to a safe 110v that you and I can use on our computers and appliances.So maybe you are planning on going overseas to study at a university or maybe just a move to a different land. If you were to buy a flat screen or plasma television I think you could expect at least to pay $500 or more. That is not exactly what you would want to spend on an appliance that you would be bringing back to the United States in a few years where it would basically be useless since it’s 220v. We have fixed that issue with our multinational compliant appliances.Multisystem appliances are the wave of the future and are more practical than the old 110v appliances we currently buy here in the USA. With economic strains and people looking for work in different areas now days, we have to be prepared for that move one day overseas There is also a huge push to make all things that are manufactured and sold here and overseas to be exactly the same. That means the US may be 220v one day or Europe may be 110v. In either case we cannot predict what voltage will be the future so why not by things that accept both and when that day comes you are prepared and not spending thousands of dollars replacing all of your current appliances that will become obsolete.
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How to Purchase the Right Voltage Converters when Traveling or Working Abroad

Are you moving overseas, it can be a surprise to arrive at destination after a long flight and discover that you cannot plug your iPhone/tablet/laptop or even hair dryer into the standard wall outlets. Or, as happened to many, you try plugging in a very expensive curling iron using a “one size fits all” travel adapter, only to blow the circuitry of your favorite accessory, rendering it useless.

It is very important to choose and use the proper voltage converters while you are abroad, as improper electrical connections can lead to a number of problems including the irreparable damage of your personal electronics or even shocks, sparks, and fires.

When going abroad, always be prepared with the proper voltage converters.

Why is a voltage converter necessary?

Aside from having different sized and shaped outlets, most countries have different voltage ratings for their electronics, accessories and anything else that can be plugged in. In general, the voltage of any given appliance, electronic, or accessory can vary from 110v, used in the United States, up to the 230v commonly found in Europe, and even 240v in such countries as Fiji and the Cook Islands.

A quick review of the Plug, Voltage, and Socket table found on the World Standards website indicates that:

“in most countries the mains supply is between 220 and 240 volts (50 or 60 Hz); countries that operate on an electrical current of 100-127 volts are greatly outnumbered. The list also reveals that types A and C are the most frequently used electric plugs worldwide.”

If you are going from the United States to other countries in Eruope, Asia, or Africa, you will need Voltage Converters for your electronics, accessories, and even small appliances.

How do I know which Voltage Converter to purchase?

Determining which voltage converter is right for you requires knowing two pertinent pieces of information.

1. Know the voltage and watts for your equipment.

This is usually found on the backside, underside, or plug of most items. If it is not, you may need to check the paperwork that came with the product when you purchased it. You will be looking for voltage, denoted with a small letter ‘v’ and the watts signaled by the letter combination ‘w’.

2. Make a list of all the countries you will be traveling to.

Even traveling within some continents you may find different types of plugs and voltage ratings. A typical example of this is encountered when traveling between Great Britain and Europe. Though, almost all European countries and England use 230v, the size and shape of their respective outlets will vary.

Let the experts at 110220volts.com take the worry out of your next overseas trip. Helping customers find the right voltage converter for their needs is one of our many specialties.[related_posts]

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