What are the different types of voltage converters transformers?[show drawing saying the title] A voltage converter or transformer is an electrical device that takes the electricity from the wall outlet and increases or decreases the energy so you can use electrical equipment in a different country. At 110220volts.com, we offer three different kinds of voltage converters. [camera panning to show all three] Step Down, Step Up and Down, and Deluxe voltage regulator converters. Step down voltage converters are for electrical equipment that use 110 volts to operate. [show drawing of a picture of an stereo, voltage converter, and outlet, drawing an arrow from 220 to 110] This voltage converter will decrease 220 volts electricity to 110 volts electricity. Such as if you want to use your 110 US/Canadian/Mexican equipment in any other foreign country, like Italy or Australia where electricity is 220 volts. [show similar drawing for step up]
The Step up voltage converter does just the opposite, converting a 110 volts power source, to 220 volts, so you can use your overseas equipment in the US or Canada . [different countries, highlight where your coming from to the US and Canada being highlighted)
The Deluxe Voltage regulator converter is a combination of both the step down and step up converters, with added features. [add bulleted list] It is made to convert the electricity to 110 or 220 volt so your equipment can work properly. In addition, deluxe voltage regulator converters will regulate the electricity at the same time, which means your equipment will receive pure and stable electricity at all times without receiving any deviations or fluctuations to protect your equipment. They also have a surge protector, fuses, and/or their own built in circuit breakers. For your convenience there is an input and output meter display in the front to show how much load is on the transformer.
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Finding Watts or Amps: For buying a voltage converter or transformer
In order to work, your electric equipment consumes a certain amount of, watts, or amps [show W = watts or wattage and A = amps or amp-age on screen]. The amount of electricity it consumes depends on the type of item you’re using. For example, a radio may only need 25 watts to work, while a hair dryer might need almost 1500! In the case of the hair dryer, it creates alot of heat, so typically electric items that generate heat will use more electricity, which means their wattage consumption is higher, like a microwave or even a toaster. [show quick clip of using a microwave and toaster, while saying the words] Luckily, your product should have information that well tell you how many watts it requires to work, which you can find on a label and/or in the product’s manual. [Picture of labels on equipment and in manual]
In some cases, you will only be able to find information on the amps required to use the product. If this is the case, a simple equation is all you need to find the amps. On your product it should say the voltage, which will either be 110v or 220v. [text on side of screen] If for example it says 120v and 10A, then you multiply 110 by 10 to get 1100 watts.
Now you know how many watts your product needs to function correctly. For information on watts, amps, and voltage conversion, please visit our website at 110220volts.com, where you can ask questions and also place your order online. Thank you!
What is voltage conversion?
is what this black mystery box, [hold up voltage converter] does. Now despite what I first thought when I saw one, this is not like the box they used in Ghostbusters to trap all their ghosts. [flash to quick moment, in Ghostbusters costume, saying There’s something I forget to tell you. Wear Moustache, use green screen. What’s that? Don’t cross the streams!] It’s much simpler than that, as this is called a voltage converter or voltage transformer. This device coverts voltage, changing the electricity from 220 volts into 110 volts or vice-versa. [show the numbers in the graphic switching positions] It does this using a true magnetic copper coil, [show the inside of the box] located inside the box. This one in particular uses the best kind of coil, a true magnetic copper coil, as do all are our converters 110220Volts.com.
If you’re planning to travel another country, should become familiar with voltage converters. They may prove crucial if you want to use your personal items, such as a blender [pop blender on screen] or electric shaver [pop in hand] in another country. It can also be used for multiple electronic devices, including those kitchen appliances that you want to use overseas. Before you travel, we recommend you research what electricity voltage (110 volts or 220 volts) is used in the country you’ll be going to.
Fortunately, if you have any questions on which voltage converter is right for you, please click on the link seen now [shown link to other video] Or visit our Voltage Converter Help Page , the link for which can be found in the information section of this video. In addition, you’ll find information on our plug adapters, another crucial item you’ll need when traveling to another country.
Voltage conversion can definitely be a confusing thing, but that’s why we are here to help you. One question we answer regularly has to do with variances in voltage. By variances in voltage I mean the range of voltages a specific converter can handle.
To illustrate this point, let’s say we have a voltage converter that says it is made for 110 Volts It’s actually made to not only handle specifically 110 volts, but a range of voltages 110 , 115, and 120
The same goes for a 220v converter 220 , 230, and 240
We are seen this question come up, for example, when a customer living in North America, purchases a 220v Converter, and is going on vacation in Australia, where their outlets emit 240volts.
As we just learned, 240v, is within the range a 220v converter is made to handle, so they will be just fine.
Although the output from an outlet in North America is commonly 110-120 volts, you will find that many bigger appliance will state that they take 220 – 240 volts to operate. In the past, 110 and 220 Volts were the common operating voltage, but now manufactuers and utility companies are handling the situation differently.
In North America, the electricity is sent from the utility companies usually around 120 and also 240 volts (+/- 5% when it goes through the transformer). On the other hand, modern appliances and electrical products are now designed at 115 and 230 volts (+/- 10%).
By having +/- 10% range of difference, your appliances are able to handle the +/- 5% difference seen the in the electricity sent from the utility companies.
If you have anymore questions or are looking to purchase a voltage converter or transformer, please visit our site at www.110220volts.com. Thank you very much and have a nice day.
Why are voltage converters so heavy?
You’ve probably heard of voltage converters before. They’re a popular machine to decrease or increase voltage. They allow you to plug into an outlet that diffuses a different amount of volts than what your electronic item needs. So for example, with a “step-down voltage converter”, a product that uses only a mere 11 0 volts of energy can be used with an outlet that diffuses 220 volts. In this instance, the voltage converter reduces the electrical energy to the necessary and desired level your electronic item needs to work properly. Now, if you’ve had a chance to pick up one of these voltage converters, you’ve probably noticed that they’re pretty heavy. The reason behind this is because of a large coil, located inside the containing box.
The coil is made from winding metal around a core. While different winding metals such as aluminum or copper are used to make the coils, heavy copper coils should always be the first choice for voltage converters.
Let’s look at why this is!
During the alteration process, when your voltage converter is either bringing up or bringing down the electric energy, it’s very important that the transformers waste the least amount of energy.
This is where copper comes in. Using copper as the preferred winding metal helps the transformer to reach its peak efficiency. In addition, having the copper wind around a core built of iron, proves even more essential with its ability to absorb heat much more efficiently then any other material. This protects voltage converters from overheating. The copper wound iron core, though a bit on the heavy side, is the heart of the best voltage converters on the market and this is why all voltage converters sold at 110220volts.com are constructed with this time tested and proven method.
Although the initial cost included to use copper is more, you’ll save on long term operating costs. Copper simply will last longer and is more efficient than any other winding metal found in voltage converters. Why energy companies around the world depend on copper in their transformers–they wouldn’t think of using anything else, and you shouldn’t either.
Find out more about voltage converters, copper, and our 5 year warranty at 110220volts.com
First voltage converter is made with a non copper material and the other voltage converter is made from copper. If only made out of copper like all the converters at 110220volts.com.
(Zooms in to show working at office to paper weight. Hear typing a little and then the person get up and leave, after putting paper under it.)
At 110220Volts.com all our voltage converters or transformers are “true magnetic converters with copper coils.” They will hold up longer
Hey there. I used to be in a voltage converter, so the misses could use her coffee maker in a different country. But now I’m melted like cheese on a hamburger. I still remember the day. I was like la de da and then boom! Ouch ouch, hot hot. See my coil isn’t made of copper, because if it was, I would’ve last a longer
. Pretty much now I’m (show shot off picking up and putting paper under it, gets up) just a paper weight. It all started (flashback with dream music) when I was manufactured without a copper coil. hold up to the demands. They replaced me with this guy and he’s been working fine ever since. I just he didn’t melt under the pressure.
Laptops, Cell Phones, and IPods…if you’re traveling abroad, there’s a good chance you’re bringing along at least one of these items. To use them abroad, It is important you bring along the right equipment. Luckily, for most of these products, they’re already made to handle the range of voltages different outlets emit across the world. For example, my cell phone charger here says 110-240v…so it can handle the entire range of different voltages. It can not, on the other hand, fit into any plug outlet across the world…yet. It needs a plug adapter. There are over 8 different types of plugs across the world, so we recommend you research what types the country you are visiting, uses. With the customer in mind, here at 110220Volts.com we now organize our plug adapter kits by individual country, so no matter where in the world you’re going, you’ll be prepared. To find those kits along with more information on voltage converters, please visit our site at 110220Volts.com.
What is a plug adapter anyway?
Plug adapters are a device that allow you connect your appliance to the outlet. Thanks to it’s two sides, first side has a socket where your plug can fit in, then the other side will fit into foreign wall outlets. This allows your equipment to receive the electricity from the outlet.
Hot Rod and Cool Beans Parody: Push it Harder, 110220Volts.com[Screen will go back and forth between Sales Rep. answering my question on the phone at the front desk, and Customer with the phone on his shoulder in a different place, trying to plug in his stereo into a voltage converter]
Sales Rep.: Hello, 110220Volts.com, how may I help you?
Customer : Yoooo. Sooooo I’m studying abroad and I purchased this voltage converter thing from you and I can’t get the thing to fit in the hole.
Sales Rep.: What thing?
Customer : Oh the plug, outlet, thingy. I’m trying to plug my stereo in it and it’s not like the outlet stuff at home. It won’t fit, I think you sent me the wrong one.
Sales Rep.: Just line up the plug in a slight angle, and push hard.
Customer : Push it harder?
Sales Rep.: Push it harder.
Customer : Push it harder?
Sales Rep.: Push it harder.