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.
The step up feature it's what permits the voltage converters/transformers listed in this page, to allow 220-240 Volt personal care Items (Europe, Asian,African Middle east and most South American countries) such as: hair dryers, curling Irons, and shavers,which power varying between 0-4000 watts, to work in countries with power supply 110-120 Volts (All North American countries).
Other household appliances may be included in this category: Laptop and desktop computers, DVD players, home theater systems,kitchen appliances, Power tools and hair styling tools. Note: The list of items above will only provide you with an idea of the type of Items that can be utilized with step up converter/transformers. In order ensure that the converters above will fulfill your specific needs, it's imperative to become familiar with the power consumption of the equipment you you intend to take to overseas with you.Power consumption info can be displayed in watts or amps, and it will determine the best voltage converter in your demands. Also take advantage of our Voltage Converter Help page for assistance answering the questions about your appliance.
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.