There may be several times you may have wanted to or already purchased an electric gadget only to get to your office or home to find out it is not working due to different voltage ratings. Well, you should not worry anymore as there is a voltage converter in the market that will help power that gadget. This situation is especially common when one buys electronics from outside the USA. The voltage rating of the electricity supply in the USA is 110 volts at a frequency of 60 hertz while in most other countries it is 220 Volts at 50 Hertz. In such cases one will require a step up or step down voltage converter to power different gadgets.
For a device rated at 220 volts, a person in the USA will require a step up voltage converter to lift his/her voltage supply of 110 volts to 220 volts and vice versa for a device rated at 110 volts being used in 220 volts electricity supply countries. With this capability, you can now travel the world with your shavers, electric toothbrushes, travel irons, blow dryers and so forth thus saving you the trouble of having to buy new gadgets in the new country. You just have to acquire the right type of voltage converter to suit your gadgets.
Since there are numerous voltage converter kits in the world, you may need some guidelines to help you acquire the right converter. In the market you will find travel convertors, regulators, universal voltage converters, step/down transformers and so forth. The travel voltage converter is normally light in weight hence the name “travel”. They are however not designed for continuous use. The step up/down transformers are “heavy duty” and hence they are made for continuous use. They normally feature more than one output socket for you to plug in several items. The voltage converter with a regulator still performs the conversion task but with added regulator capability and hence it is suitable for countries with unstable current flow.
Another crucial point you have to consider when choosing a voltage converter is the wattage rating of the device you want to power. Hairdryers, curlers, irons, etc require a 1600 watts voltage converter while smaller devices such as electric shavers and mobile phone chargers require a 50 watt voltage converter.
Many people opt for a voltage converter that is quite heavy in weight as it most often than not means the transformer therein is a high quality one. When buying online, let the price guide you as ridiculously cheap converters are mostly poor in quality.
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