Finding the correct voltage converter transformers for your electronic and electric items that cansume 1000 watts or less

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What you need to know about selecting voltage converters

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 converters/transformer listed atop have the ability of doing step up conversion, which means allowing a 220-240 Volt (not 220 volts American 2 phase), for example: hair dryers, curling Irons, and shavers, that consume between 0 – 1000 watts, to work in countries with power supply 110-120 Volts.

other units that may fall in this category includes: desktop computers,non-professional rated printers, camera and cellphone chargers, electric tooth brushes, portable and non-portable DVD players,DVR s,Home theater systems, mini Hi-fi systems, TV’s,hair styling tools, and some small appliances such as blenders,hand mixers, and coffee makers. Don’t forget that It’s critical to have the power consumption of your 220 Volts equipment in the interest of finding the best voltage converter to fulfill your specific needs.This information it’s key to select the best voltage converter for you. Feel free to visit the Voltage Converter Help page for additional 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.