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Voltage Converters

Voltage converters transformers change electric current from 220 volts (Foreign Electricity) to 110 Volt (U.S. Electricity) which is called step down. There are step up voltage converters that change 120 Volt (U.S. Electricity) to 220/240 Volt (Foreign Electricity) and Voltage regulator converters that regulate and stabilize the electricity which works on 110-220 volts 50/60 HZ for use anywhere!

North America Voltage vs the Rest of the World

Throughout All of North America, the northern part of South America and a few select areas in Africa the 110 volt standard is used. This means that almost All appliances and electronics are built to be powered with 110 to 120 volts of electric current. This is different than the rest of the world. Europe, Asia, the majority of Africa and most of South America run on 220V, 230V or even 240V. With this being the case a voltage converter from 110 to 220 volts is needed if you plan to travel throughout the world. If you plan on traveling or moving overseas and would like to know the voltage standard for a particular country or continent use our Chart.
More Information: Difference in a Step Up and a Step Down Voltage Converter

Step Down or Step Up & Step Down Voltage Converters Transformers

Step Down Voltage Converters
  • Step Down 220v-240v to 110 Volts
  • Use with 110v/120v Volt Appliances
  • Use North American Products Overseas
  • 17 Available Sizes up to 20,000 watts!
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$7.99
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Step up Down Voltage Converters
  • Step Down 220v-240v to 110 Volts
  • Step Up 110v-120v to 220-240 Volts
  • Fuse protection against any overloading or overheating
  • 30 Available Sizes up to 20,000 watts!
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$14.99
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Some of the popular voltage converter (voltage transformer) companies include Regvolt, Seven Star, and Simran. You can find these and more at throughout our website. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions as it relates to voltage converters or the wattage needed to travel to a different part of the world. Contact Us

The Best Voltage Converters can Regulate the voltage while they Step-Up and Step-Down!

Voltage Regulator converter
  • Step Down 220v-240v to 110 Volts
  • Automatic Voltage Regulator 110v and 220v Volt output
  • Versatile dual LED voltage meters
  • 15 Available Sizes up to 10,000 watts!
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Step Down Voltage Converters
  • Voltage Regulator - Transformer Converter Step Up and Down
  • Changes 220/240 Volt (Foreign Electricity) to 110/120 Volt (U.S. Electricity)or 110/120 Volt (U.S. Electricity) to 220/240 Volt (Foreign Electricity)
  • Heavy duty transformer for continuous use
  • 12 Available Sizes up to 20,000 watts!
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When voltage dips so low lights dim and appliances and electronics run “slower” this is known as a brownout. In essence, this is when the voltage is fluctuating a lot more than just a few volts. This can be more harmful to your appliances or electronics than the power actually going out. For this reason you will want to protect your electronics and appliances during one of these fluctuation periods. Protect your belongings during these surges by having a voltage converter that has 25% higher wattage than necessary. While you may have a 110 to 220v converter you may want to step it up and get something a little more powerful. Shop Now

The Difference in a Step Up and a Step Down Voltage Converter

When an appliance or electronics device from a 110 volt country is to be used in a 220 volt country one would need to purchase a step down converter. When an appliance or electronics device from a 220 volt country is to be used in a 110 volt country a step up converter is needed. If you use a higher wattage converter you will never damage your appliance or electronics device. The concern is when you purchase a converter that is not powerful enough. If you have a voltage converter that is not powerful enough you could damage your items, or even worse, cause yourself grave danger. When dealing with electricity you would rather be safe than sorry! There is no need to try and cut the wattage close, err on the side of caution and purchase a voltage converter that has approximately 25% higher wattage than necessary.
Be sure to use our Voltage wattage calculator. Voltage converter finder


Voltage Transformer and Voltage Regulators - Step Down and Step Up & Step Down Comparison Chart

Converters 220 to 110 Volts (Step Down) 110 to 220 Volts (Step Up) Build Quality Continues Use Overload & Overheat (Fuse) Durable & Long Lasting ON/OFF Switch Power On Indicator Input Voltage Switch Voltage Meter Built in Voltage Regulator Safety Approval

Japan Step Up Down
Good

Step Down
Good CE Approved

ST, VT, & VC-Step Up Down
LOW CE Approved

Step Up Down
Good CE Approved

Step Up Down With Meter
Good

Step Up Down with Regulator
Better CE Approved

Best Step Up Down with Regulator
Best CE Approved

Voltage Transformer also known as Power Converters

North America operates on 110V to 120v electric current, whereas most countries in the world run on 220V, 230V and even as high as 240V . So if you wish to use your U.S. or Canadian 110 items overseas, your appliances will require a voltage converter, sometimes called a power transformer.

Voltage Converters will change the power of 110 volts into 220 volts, or 220 volts into 110 volts. Which is referred to as Step Up or Step Down voltage converters. Whether you are a seasoned world traveler or going overseas for the first time, you will need a 220 volts to 110 volts voltage converter.

Most items, such as hair dryers, electric shavers, irons, coffee makers, TVs, Home Theaters, or DVD players, require 110 Volts of power to operate in the U.S. or Canada, so if you are someone that wants to take one of these devices overseas you will need to purchase a converter. If you plug in the device as-is it will possibly burn out or lead to  power failure, or even more serious damage to the device, you, and or the socket.

Voltage converters and voltage transformers are available in different wattage combinations: converters are available from 50 to 1600 watts. Transformers are available from 1 to 100 watts, 200 watts, even 300 watts and stronger. Your transformer will either step up and down the power (change 110 / 240 volt electricity into 240 / 110 volts) or or simply step it down (change 220 volts to 110 volts) so you can safely run your appliance. It will cause your device to run at the speed that it was designed to, and give you the safety and comfort of your familiar appliances no matter where you are in the world.

And there’s no harm in going above what you need: you should know that you will never damage your appliance if you use a higher wattage transformer. The danger lies in buying a transformer that isn’t powerful enough—it could damage your items or simply not work. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so don’t just get the exact minimum that you need to power your device. Instead aim to have about a 25% higher wattage than necessary.

Items That Would Required a Voltage Converter

When you travel to other parts of the world you will likely bring along the following that require a voltage converter:
  • Hairdryer
  • Toaster
  • MacBook Laptop Computer charger
  • iPhone or Smartphone charger
  • iPad or tablet charger
  • Coffeemaker
  • Printer
  • HD TV
  • Hair Straightener (Chi)
  • Electric Shaver
  • Iron
  • Fan
  • Many more!

Rather than wasting money ruining these electronics and appliances due to the wrong wattage purchase the current voltage converter today.