Step Up & Down Voltage Converter - Transformer
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 15000 watt step down converter listed above, it’s designed to allow 110-120 Volts Items personal care Items like: hair dryers, curling Irons, and shavers as well as appliances such as blenders, washers and dryers with power requirements varying between 0-15000 watts, being used in a country with power supply rated 220-240 Volts.(Step down) The unit described above it’s designed to be hardwired straight into a electric box (circuit breaker box) once that a standard power outlet can not handle over 5000 watts.
Other appliances that may also fall in this category are desktop computers,small and major kitchen appliances,power tools, professional equipment and machinery Get to know the power consumption of your Item, prior to the purchase of your converter in order to determine the right voltage converter for you. Please use our Voltage Converter Finder to find the answers to your specific needs.
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.