Have you brought a 110V electrical appliance from overseas?
Are you having difficulty plugging it in correctly?
Then this is the right website for you!
Are you preparing for a trip abroad and planning to take your favourite things along?
Are you sending your employees with their tools or appliances to a foreign country?
We can be of assistance as well.
Our Voltage Converters (Step down Transformers) are designed directly for the European market. Voltage Converters aren't made as universal, but always only for one direction of transformation (up, down). This prevents unintentional demage of the connected appliances. Voltage switches and mechanical reductions, that are the source of frequent failures, aren't used.
All products undergoes a quality control procedures. Customer complaints do not counts in percentage, but only in pieces per year.
Power performance of Voltage Converters offered by us, is real and permanent and is directly dependent on the weight of the transformer. No "miraculous" Voltage Converters with small dimensions but with great power performance we will not offer you.
This Voltage Converters are build as standard E-I core laminated transformer construction. There are no problems with connecting to the electricity distribution network. Not like when you using Voltage Converter with a toroidal transformer, that can cause the circuit breaker trips, when the Voltage Converter switch on.
If you need advice with choice of a suitable Voltage Converter, we will be happy to assist you. Simply send a product name and type of your device or a photography of the data plate affixed to the device by the manufacturer.
A little theory.
Voltage converters (transformers) are electrical devices that change the voltage from 230V down to 110V, which is used in the USA. The conversion changes the voltage only; the frequency remains the same, e.g. 50Hz. A frequency of 60 Hz is used overseas. Appliances which have their own power supply (DVD players, amplifiers, and other electronic devices) are not affected by this. With devices that use alternating current (saws, grinders, drills) there is a slight decrease in performance and a small increase in heat emitted. However, while this is true, in practice, these phenomena are so small that they are unnoticeable by customers.
How to choose a voltage converter?
The most important parameter is the power input of your device, which is given in the manual or on the device itself. The figures written on the box are very often exaggerated. Therefore, refer to the manufacturer’s label on the device. It should say: 110V, xx A, or 110V, xx VA (W).
An example: if the label says “110V 12A”, the power input required is the product of the voltage and the current, or the indication in VA. The power input is then 110x12=1320W. It is advisable to choose a voltage converter with a sufficient power reserve to prevent excessive overheating of the device. Choose a voltage converter with the wattage which is 1.5 times higher than the value calculated. In our case, you would choose a 2000W converter. For audio devices (guitar amplifiers, etc.) choose the wattage 2 times higher than your device to avoid unwanted distortion at peak performance. The power input indicated on the converter is its maximum value. The converter is not designed to be overloaded by such power input permanently!
Typical 110V appliances.
Hand tool chargers (Makita) need a 300W converter, the robotic vacuum cleaner iRoomba needs a 100W converter, Christmas lights (170 pcs) need a 75W converter, a KitcheAid needs 500W, a notebook needs a 100W converter, a Playstation 3 and Xbox need a 300W converter, a Nintendo needs a 100W converter, a laser printer needs a 500W converter, angular saws need a 2000W converter, air conditioning needs 2000-3000W converters, a yacht needs a 3000W converter and a family house needs a 4000W converter.
When the voltage converter is not necessary.
Devices with an electronic power supply may use the voltage from 110V to 240V. Refer to the manufacturer’s label on the appliance. This applies mainly to power supplies of notebooks, mobile phone chargers, GPS, MP3 players and other little electronic devices. In these cases, a plug adapter will be sufficient, or just replace the US male plug with ours.
When the voltage converter is purposeless.
Generally, the voltage converter does not pay off for cheap appliances with high consumption, such as hairdryers, electric kettles, irons, etc. The cost of the voltage converter exceeds the price of the appliance several times.
How to plug in our appliances abroad ?
If you are travelling to a country where the grid voltage is 110V, you will need a voltage converter from 110V to 220V. In order to select the right voltage converter, follow the same rules as for the 220V/110V converter. To order, use the e-shop section called 110/220V converters.
If you are not sure what type of socket is used in the country you are planning to visit, you will find the answer here firstname.lastname@example.org