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/transformers above, are designed with the Step Up feature, which permits 220-240 Volt single phase personal care Items (Purchased in Europe, Asian,African Middle east and most South American countries) such as: hair dryers, curling Irons,shavers and other items, with wattage use below 10000 watts, to be utilized where power supply it's rated 110-120 Volts (like North America some Latin American countries).
Most electric and electronic household items can be added to this category as well. Electronics such as Laptops, desktop computers, DVD players, home theater systems,and Hi-fi systems;kitchen and laundry room appliances such as microwaves, blenders, mixers, food processors, refrigerators,washers and dryers,power tools,such as drill and electric saw,as well as hair styling tools and other personal care items. It's Important to know that any voltage converter 8000 watts and above, can not be plugged straight into a power outlet. These Voltage converters are too powerful and would simply melt an standard power outlet.These units need to be hard wired straight into an electric box. Please be aware that the household items listed above, are simply examples of the types of equipment that can work with these Voltage converters/transformers.The only way to ensure that you are getting a good match for your appliance, it's very important become familiar with the power consumption of your equipment.Look for this information on the manual or on the back or power cord of the unit, this information should be displayed in watts or amps. Need more assistance? Visit Our Voltage Converter Help page
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.