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.
All the voltage converters/transformers above, are designed to permit 220-240 Volt personal care products (from Europe, Asian,African Middle east and most South American countries) for example: hair dryers, curling Irons,shavers and other items, with power consumption between 0-8000 watts, to function properly in countries with 110-120 Volts power supply (which includes all North American and some Latin American countries).
There are other items also included in this category. Electronics such as Laptops, desktop computers, DVD players, home theater systems,and Hi-fi systems;kitchen appliances such as microwaves, blenders, mixers, food processors,and refrigerators,power tools,such as drill and electric saw,as well as hair styling tools and other personal items. Keep it in mind that any voltage converter 8000 watts and above, can not be plugged straight into a power outlet. These converters/ transformers are too powerful and need to be hard wired straight into an electric box. Note: The appliances listed above are only examples of the types of equipment that can work with the converters listed on this page. but the only way to be sure that you are purchasing the correct voltage converter, it's to know the power consumption of your equipment. this information could be found in watts or amps, and it's crucial in determining what voltage converter transformer you need to purchase. Still unsure about voltage converters? visit Voltage Converter Help page for more assistance.
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.