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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.

The step up feature it's something that all of the converters listed above present, which enables 220-240 Volt electronic/electric items (Europe, Asian,African Middle east and most South American countries) such as Radios,lights, TVs, & DVDs which wattage consumption that does not exceed 3000 watts to function in countries with power supply 110-120 Volts (All North American countries).

Other household items can also be included in this category: Laptop and desktop computers, DVD players, home theater systems,kitchen appliances, and hair styling tools. The list of items above will only provide you with an idea of the type of equipment that can be used with step up 3000 watt voltage converter/transformer. In order to figure out if the converters above will fulfill your specific demands, it's important to get familiar with the power consumption of the item you are taking to a different country with you.Power consumption info it's usually displayed in watts or amps, and it will determine what is the best voltage converter in your specific case. Please also take advantage of 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.