Voltage Transformers, also known as Voltage Converters are devices that can be used to convert the voltage of a power source so that you can use appliances safely and without risk. These devices come in handy, especially when you need to use an electronic appliance where the volts supplied do not meet the requirements of your appliance. Voltage converters usually double the voltage supplied, or cut it in half, depending on whether you need to go up or down.
Voltage converters offer a solution to many needs, especially when traveling to other countries. In various locations such as Canada, Europe, Mexico or overseas, voltage differences may make it impossible for you to use your electric shaver, hair dryer or other appliances. Voltage converters allow you to use your appliances without risking damage to them or possibly starting a fire.
Digital cameras and cell phones often need charging. If you plug your charger in using an outlet with the wrong voltage, you could seriously damage or even ruin electronic items. Voltage converters are the solution, so that no matter where you travel or how long you stay you can use any gadgets of your choosing.
Before you go on vacation overseas or to another country, research the voltage differences and carry a travel power converter. In some areas, the standard voltage is 220 while in others it may be 110. A European power converter can help you get the most use out of your electronics while in Europe. Some even have both, so you want to make sure you are prepared before you leave. Voltage converters are a necessary investment if you plan on using your appliances while you are away.
Step up and step down voltage converters are a life saver for many. If you travel from the US to Europe, you are going from a country that uses 110 volts to one that generally uses 220 volts, you need a step up converter. This will allow you to use your alarm clock, hair dryer and other items you may need. Conversely, if you travel from a country such as Europe that commonly uses 220 volts to the United States where 110 volts is the standard, you need a step down voltage converter.
Plug end adapters usually come with voltage converters. These adapters allow you to convert the size and shape of the plug's end.
To determine which of the voltage converters you should use for an appliance, locate the wattage of the appliance. For example, if you need to take a microwave to areas where voltage is different, you will need a converter. If your microwave is 1600 watts, you will need a voltage converter that is rated to perform at about 50% more than 1600 watts, so a voltage converter rated at 2000 watts would work efficiently.
The Step Up and Down Voltage Converter Transformer-2000W has power rated at 2000W, with input voltage of AC110V or 220V 50Hz/60Hz and output voltage of AC220V or 110V 50Hz/60Hz. This size transformer is good for use with larger appliances that require higher wattage.
The Step Up and Down Voltage Converter Transformer-300W is perfect for appliances that use up to 300 watts such as a computer, curling iron, food processor, or slow cooker. This converter offers an input voltage of AC110V or 220V 50Hz/60Hz and output voltage of AC220V or 110V 50Hz/60Hz.
The 1000W Watt Step Up/Down Voltage Converter Transformer can be used to step up in voltage or reduce voltage. This product works if you need to convert up from 110V AC to 220V AC, or if you need to reduce from 220V AC to 110V AC.
Voltage converters help you use any size appliance safely when you are in an area that provides different voltage from what you normally use. Whether you are traveling to another country or any area where voltage is different, or need to convert voltage for any reason, voltage converters make life easier. Televisions, stereos, cell phone chargers, microwaves, hair dryers, computers, and nearly any other electrical appliance you can think of can be used in just about any area you may travel to with the help of voltage converters.