When traveling overseas you should be asking yourself the following:
How do I select the correct voltage converter/transformer for my equipment? ( Step down or step up) How many watts/amps do I need for my converter to work with the equipment I have? Should I purchase a voltage converter/transformer that is more powerful than my equipment?If so, how much more power (watts/amps) should my converter be able to handle? Because these questions should be on your mind when planing a trip overseas, 110220 volts has created a tool that will help you answer these questions. Go to our Voltage Converter Help page answer a simple 4 question questionnaire about your equipment, and get a list of what are the voltage converter/transformers that will work for your specific needs.
In this scenario,the converters/transformers mentioned above, will work for 110-120 Volts electronic or electric Items such as: TVs, DVDs, VCR s, Radios,and lights,as well as appliances such as Blenders, washers and Dryers that have wattage consumption varying between 0-10000 watts, going to be taken into a country with standard power supply of 220-240 Volts. The feature required for this conversion it's the Step Down Feature. Note that the units mentioned above are designed to be hardwired straight into a electric box (circuit breaker box) due to the fact that a standard power out let can not handle more than 5000 watts.
There are other types of equipment that may also fall in this case scenario are desktop computers,small and major kitchen appliances,power tools, professional equipment and machinery Knowing the power consumption of your Item, it's a mandatory step in determining what it's the right voltage converter/transformer for your specific case. Please use our Voltage Converter Help page to find the answers to your specific needs.
Note: voltage converters should NEVER be used at 100% capacity. Please make sure to calculate a 30% slack for you converter to work with for non-motorized equipment, and 100% slack for motorized equipment. Example: a laptop (non-motorized equipment) that consumes 70 watts to work needs a 100 watt converter/transformer (30% Slack). While a small shaver (motorized) that consumes 50 watts also needs a 100 watt converter.transformer(100% slack) to be able to operate properly.