|Voltage Converters (220 volt - 110 volt)
differences in the World are not so shocking! Electricity
in the world differs for each countries 110/120 volts
or 220/240 volts. Plug shapes, Plug holes and Plug
sizes are also different in each country. Some countries
like USA and Canada run on 120 Volts 60 Cycles (60HZ)
and most of the world run on 220/240 Volts 50 Cycles
(50HZ). This differences in the electricity can be
solved by using an appropriate voltage converters.
What does voltage converter or transformer mean ?
In speaking general Voltage Converters and Voltage
Transformers are used to convert electricity. North
America and some other countries operate on 110/120
Volt AC 60 HZ. While most of the world operates on
220/240 volts AC 50 HZ. Voltage Converters change
the electricity to make work electrical appliances
in different countries.
What does "Step-up/Down Transformer" mean
Step-up/Down Transformers are used to convert electricity
from 220/240 VAC to 110/120 VAC (Step Down) or 110/120
Volt AC to 220/240 Volts AC (Step-up). These type
of transformers are grounded and with built-in fuse
protection system which provides safety against electrical
shock and damage to the appliances.
How can I figure how many watts voltage transformer
do I need ?
First of all, find out how many watts do appliance
take. You can find this information usually on the
label located on the back or bottom of the appliance
or in the specification page of instruction book of
an appliance. If only amperage(AMPS) is shown multiply
the input voltage (i.e. 110 or 220v) by AMPS to find
VOLTS x AMPS = WATTS
for example, 110 V x 0.5 AMPS = 55 W
Please make sure not to operate any appliance with
higher wattage than chais the waltage rating of voltage
transformer. Heavy duty transformers can be used continuously
at 75% to 80% of their wattage capacity.
I have brought some electrical appliances from overseas
will they work in USA ?
Yes, You can buy one of our step up-down transformers
according to the wattage rating of your appliance(s).
Please consider to buy higher wattage transformer
than the wattage rating of your appliance. All our
heavy duty transformers (step up-down) are grounded
and built-in fase protection system for your and your
appliances safety. Please remember transformers
do not convert cycles (60 HZ. VS 50 HZ. Foreign) and
some cycle sensitive appliances like microwave ovens,
stereo turn tables and analog clocks may not operate
properly. However, most modern electronic equipments
like computers, printers and stereo music systems
are not affected by difference in cycles. Our heavy
duty voltage transformers can also be used for U.S.
appliances (120 VOLT AC) to operate in Europe (220/240
VOLT AC). We also recommend to buy our voltage converters
built-in voltage stabilizer-regulator to save your
appliances from damage caused by power fluctuations.
What is the difference between AC and DC current ?
Most counties in the World use electrical currents
as alternating currents(AC). DC stand for Direct Currents.
All appliances and voltage transformers run only on
What is the use of Universal AC/DC adapter ?
Also known as battery eliminator, universal AC adapters
are used to convert AC electricity (i.e. 120V or 240V)
to a desirable DC current (i.e. 1.5,3,4.5,6,7.5,9
or 12 Volt DC). Some battery operated items with DC
input includes walkmans, baby monitors, telephones
which can be used with AC adapters universally.
Can I use my several appliances at once with voltage
Yes, As long as total wattage of all your appliances
do not exceed than the wattage capacity of a voltage
transformer. Also consider only 80% wattage capacity
of voltage converter than wattage rating of your appliance(s)
to avoid damage caused by power fluctuation.
Do the plug shape makes the difference when using
my appliance overseas with a voltage transformer ?
Yes, since there is no worldwide standard for the
plug configuration, plug shapes and plug holes (electrical
outlets) differ from country to country. In addition
to voltage converter a necessary plug adapter is required
to simply fit your appliance plug in to foreign wall
outlet. Please note that adapter plug only changes
the plug shape not the electricity.
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