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.
If you are looking for a converter that can handle most of your household appliances simultaneously, these step up converters are your perfect candidates.These allow your 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 power consumption that does not exceed 15000 watts, to be used in countries where power supply it's rated 110-120 Volts (like North America some Latin American countries).
The majority of the electric and electronic equipment in your household such as: 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 should be able to work with the converters listed above. Note: I'ts Important become familiar with the fact that any voltage converter rated for 8000 watts and up, can not be plugged straight into a standard 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 in order to function properly. It's advised to have an electrician have these converters installed in your household. Please note that the Household items mentioned above, are just examples of the types of equipment that could work with these Voltage converters/transformers.The best way to be sure you are getting a good match for your appliances,you have to become familiar with the power consumption of your items.This information can be found on the manual or on the back or power cord of the unit, this information can be displayed in watts or amps. Don't forget to Visit Our Voltage Converter Help page . It's the perfect tool to help you find a voltage converter for 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.