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 on this list posses the Step down feature 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 2000 watts to be utilized in countries where power supply 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,some lights and other hair styling products. 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) before purchasing a converter, to ensure you are getting something that can really work with your equipment without compromising it. 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.