Finding the correct voltage converter transformer for your electronic and electric items that consume 2000 watts or less


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 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.