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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.
All the converters above present the step up feature, which allows 220-240 Volt electronic Items such as: TVs, DVds, VCRs, Radios,and lights,with power consumption varying between 0-200 watts to be utilized in countries with power supply of 110-120 Volts (All North American countries)
Other items that could also be considered in this category are laptop computers,camera and cellphone chargers, electric tooth brush,hair styling tools, and portable DVD players Be sure to get familiar with the power consumption of your equipment (usually displayed in watts or amps)prior to purchasing your voltage converter. That will allow you to make an informed decision on what it’s the most appropriate voltage converter /transformer to fulfill your needs. You can also refer to our Voltage Converter Finder for assistance answering your questions.
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.