Are you a computer addict? 6 travel essentials for you!

If you are a computer geek and you can’t live without your laptop, you will need these essential gadgets to keep you connected, productive, organized and entertained on your next travel. So, prepare your tech travel kit and… don’t forget your passport!

 

  • Electrical converters and adapters

If you are travelling overseas, you will need a voltage converter, considering that the United States and Canada operate on 110V to 120v electric current, whereas most countries in the world run on 220V, 230V and even as high as 240V.

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Not all gadgets require a voltage converter, though—you may be able to get by with just a simple plug adapter. A plug adapter (like the ones shown above) will allow you to use your device without the need to convert electricity, but the charger has to be rated at both voltages.

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  • Headphones

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Either you want to listen to some music or watch a movie without bothering your airplane’s seat mates, headphones are a must included in your list of “travel gadgets”.

  • Carrying case

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You spent a lot to buy your little “kid” and probably you have a lot other “treasures” inside so you have to take care of it. A sturdy, padded carrying case can save you a lot of aggravation and even more money.

  • Wireless mouse

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There is a huge variety of this kind out there so you will not have a problem picking one that is Bluetooth and you will eliminate one extra cable to deal with. Doing this, you will make long-term work on a laptop more comfortable.

  • Ethernet cable

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Some hotels require you to plug into their high-speed Internet connection using an Ethernet cable. We recommend bringing your own cable just in case, as the hotel may or may not able to supply one for you.

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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Voltage converters

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]

New redesigned 2013 ATVR model, come check it out!

110220Volts is excited to introduce the newest line of our best selling voltage
converter transformer, the Deluxe Automated Voltage Converter, our ATVR!!!

This Deluxe Automatic Voltage Regulators (ATVR) is now better than ever and selling quickly!

This is the number one quality Voltage Converter on the market and we are still offering them to you at an
incredibly affordable price with free UPS Ground shipping!.

With a sharper, more refined look and a few upgraded features this updated
model still provides the same high quality performance as our older line. While the look may have changed,
the power, durability and quiet sound that we stand by on our previous models are still ever present and strong.
This converter delivers the latest in Smart-Logic technology.
And The new ATVRs are still covered under five year warranty for parts and labor.

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So you ask, what is so special about the NEW ATVR?
–>The main difference featured in the new line of ATVRs is the color.
Now with a sharp black finish, this new model has a sharper, edgy appearance as compared to the previous gray color.

–>Adding to the design, the new converter features rounded voltage meter as well as new rounded display buttons
giving an overall smoother look. These meters are designed with Super Technology Master Meter Readers delivering the
most precious voltage reading.

–>And unique to the newest released 1,000 Watt Deluxe Automatic Voltage Regulator
is a digital meter display for both the input and output!! This easier-than-ever to read digital display
really gives a modern look to these voltage converters!

DSC00068Another feature to the new line of Deluxe Automatic Voltage Regulators (ATVRs) is the addition of
the number of outlets for both the 110 and 220 volt outputs.

–>The 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 Deluxe Automatic Voltage Regulators (ATVRs) now have a total of 4
outlets, two for the 110 volt output and two for the 220 volt output. This is twice as many compared
to the previous line. You can now double the amount of equipment for this converter. These new units still
have the fuse and voltage input switch located on the back bottom of the unit.

–>The 3000 and 5000 Watt Deluxe Automatic Voltage Regulators (ATVRs) still features 4 outlets as well, two for the 110 volt output and
two for the 220 volt output just like the previous make.

–>The 8000, 10000, and 15000 Watt ATVRs now feature a total of 6 outlets, three for the 110 volt output and three for the
220 volt output.

So if you are in the market for a voltage converter and are unsure of which
model to get, we highly recommend the new and improved ATVR to carry you into the new
wave of technology. Technology is changing everyday, you might as well invest in an updating
converter to meet these changes.

For a powerful, durable voltage converter, the top selling, better than ever Deluxe Automated Voltage Converter
is the way to go. Its durable, powerful and will last.

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230 Watts Step Up and Down Converter Light Weight Compact Unit

The 230 Watts Step Up and Down Converter Light Weight Compact Unit supports universal input allowing for users anywhere in the world switch between both electricity input types based on the requirement of connecting appliances. It possesses an excellent build quality with a durable chassis and cord, in addition to its being well ventilated – an added advantage for continuous use. As a voltage converting device, there is a rear input switch where users can choose between the two input options 110v-120v and 220v-240v.

This device comes with thermal fuse protection, in simpler terms, meaning connected appliances are protected against sharp increases in electricity supply and there wouldn’t ever be a need for a replacement fuse. It operates at a frequency of 50 – 60 Hz and a dual voltage mode to support both electricity types, thus making it ideal for worldwide use. It also has a dedicated LED for indicating power source.

The 230 Watts Step Up and Down Converter Light Weight Compact Unit is categorized with similar devices under Light Weight Compact Unit – Step Up & Down Converter Transformers in event you’re searching for something similar with a lower or higher power rating.

Get a reasonable discount price on bulk purchases for the 230 Watts Step Up and Down Converter Light Weight Compact Unit device. Each single device is offered at retail price of $22.76. The shipping weight is 40 pounds while the actual device has a dimension of 3 x 4.5 x 4 inches. It comes with a US/Canada outlet cord although, users can choose product accessories such as the European Shucko Grounded Plug Adapter, UK Grounded Plug Adapter and New Zealand & Australia Plug Adapter each available at a price of $1.90, for wider support.

This device is CE Approved.

Every wounder what you need when traveling to Fiji

The Republic of the Fiji Islands is a popular tourist destination. It is located in the South Pacific ocean, North of New Zealand. In order to use electronics from the United States in Fiji, as well as most other countries outside of the American continent, you need two things, a voltage converter and a plug adapter, unless you have dual-voltage electronics. Dual-voltage electronics will work in other countries that use 220v, without a voltage converter. Most countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia use 220v. North America, most of Central America, and much of South America uses 110v. Fiji is a country that uses 220v. The other islands around Fiji mostly use 220v as well. If you are traveling to Fiji, be sure to bring either a voltage converter or dual-voltage appliances. If you try to use single-volt appliances in Fiji, you could cause a fire. But how do you know if your electronics are dual-volt or single-volt?
Look for the voltage rating directly on your appliance. If it says 110v, then it is a single-volt appliance. In this case, find the wattage by either looking on the appliance, or multiplying the voltage by the amp. Then, buy a voltage converter for this appliance that has a wattage at least 25% higher than the appliance. This helps the voltage converter to last longer.
But if you found a voltage rating on your appliance that listed 110v-220v, then it is dual-volt. You do not need a voltage converter for these appliances to function in Fiji and other countries that use 220v electrical current.
However, even if you are bringing dual-voltage electronics with you to Fiji, you still need a plug adapter, because Fiji uses a different type of plug than the Americas. But be careful when buying your plug adapter, because there are six different types of plug adapter corresponding to the six different international plug types, and if if you get the wrong one, it won’t work in Fiji. So be sure to buy the correct one.

References:
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Fiji voltage converter