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 Finder 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 depict on this page can do Step Down conversion, and are designed for traveling purposes.These units permit 110-120 Volt personal care Items like: hair dryers, curling Irons, and shavers,with power consumption under 1650 watts to be utilized in countries where power source provides 220-240 Volts single phase electricity.
There are other equipment that can be included in this category such as: laptop computers,camera and cellphone chargers, electric tooth brush and and some lights. Note that travel/light weight converters although more versatile and easier to carry around are not designed for continuous use and have a shorter life spam compared to heavy duty converters that can handle same power. Important: to ensure you are getting a voltage converter that will fulfill the power requirements of your equipment, it's advised to learn the power consumption of your unit (displayed in watts or amps) usually found on the manual or back of the unit. Still have questions? go to our Voltage Converter Finder to find the answers.
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.