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.
In this page the options for voltage converters/transformers displayed, are designated for 110-120 Volts (US, some Central American countries as well as Canada and Mexico) personal care Items like: hair dryers, curling Irons, and shavers or appliances such as blenders,washers with power requirements up to 8000 watts,that need to be utilized in a country with 220-240 Volts power supply (most European, Asian, African and South American countries).
Other appliances with similar requirements can include Desktop computers,Microwaves, refrigerators,freezers,food processors, vacuums, and kitchen appliances in general.Keep it in mind that any voltage converter 8000 watts and above, can not be plugged straight into a power outlet. These converters/ transformers are too powerful and need to be hard wired straight into an electric box It is important to get acquainted with the power requirements (in watts or amps) of your equipment prior to purchasing a voltage converter/transformer. That information will determine the right voltage converter for your needs.Please take advantage of our Voltage Converter Finder for additional assistance.
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.