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Step Up & Down Voltage Converter - Transformer

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Step Up & Down Voltage Converter – Transformer

Voltage converters modify the voltages of power sources. The volt is a measure of electromagnetic force. A transformer is used for AC voltage conversion and works by transferring energy from one circuit to another, and electronic circuitry is used to transform DC voltage.

We offer a wide variety of high-quality step up and step down voltage converters to suit your situation, and we look forward to fulfilling your voltage converter needs!

The term "step up voltage converter" (or in most cases a "step up transformer") refers specifically to converters that increase voltage; a step down voltage converter does the opposite. Likewise, a step up and down voltage converter does both. Voltage transformers most commonly convert voltages between 110 and 220 volts, but higher voltages can vary between 220 and 240 volts, and lower voltages can vary between 110 and 120 volts.

A common use for a step up down voltage converter is for the use of electronic devices or appliances in foreign countries. Mains converters are most often used for this, and most convert one range of high or low voltages to another, so exact voltages do not matter as long as the conversion is in the right direction. Almost all of Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia use 220-240 volt outlets. North America, most of the northern half of South America, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Japan all use 110-127 volt outlets.

Mains converters are also used for devices which require lower voltages. The power supply you use for your laptop is probably a mains converter. Laptops and computers require a converter because the voltage generated from the outlet would destroy their hardware. Converters that protect computer hardware and other types of electronic devices are generally known as power supplies. Converters, of course, are also used for any type of machinery that requires a voltage different from the power source.

To choose the correct voltage converter for your needs, it's essential to determine the required wattage. The wattage of a device indicates how much power is needed. You can usually find the wattage on a label provided by the manufacturer of your electronic equipment. If this label does not show the required wattage for the device, you can also use other information to determine the wattage you need.

To get the required number of watts, you can multiply the number of volts and the number of amps (or amperes) for the device together. Amperes measure amounts of electric current. The needed power is a product of the amount of current and the electromagnetic force the device requires.

It's recommended that you choose a converter with more wattage than you need, and many people say that the wattage of your converter should be two to three times higher than what your devices require. It is safe to use a converter with more wattage than you need, but you could blow the converter's fuse if your devices consume more power than the converter can supply.

Power sources also vary in their output frequencies. Countries differ by what frequencies they use, which is usually either 50 or 60 hertz. For most electronic devices, the frequency will not matter. However, certain devices like clocks or turntables will require the frequency for which the device was built. Frequency changers can be used to modify the frequency of a power source.

Our ample supply of step up and down voltage converters is sure to have the right converter for you, so don't hesitate: shop 110220Volts today!