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 voltage converters listed on the grid atop can do step up conversion, which permits 220-240 Volt single phase personal care Items such as: hair dryers, curling Irons, and shavers,with power consumption varying between 0-50 watts to function where power source provides 110-120 Volts (All North America, some of Central and South America Countries).
Other items that may be considered in this category as well includes: laptop computers,camera and cellphone chargers, electric tooth brush and lights. Important: to ensure you are getting a voltage converter that will fulfill the power requirements of your equipment, be sure to get familiar with the power consumption of your unit (displayed in watts or amps) usually displayed on the manual or back of the unit. Need more assistance? go to 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.