Foreign Travel Adapters
Step-Up / Step-Down Grounded Two-Way Voltage Converter / Transformer
Transformers can be used to convert 220-240 volts to 110-120 volts and vice versa. Use electronics of any voltage in any country. These transformers are available in 100 watts and higher.
How To Find Voltage And Wattage Ratings On Your Appliance
To determine the correct model voltage converter or heavy duty transformer you need, you must know the voltage and wattage requirements of your appliance. You can find this information listed on the appliance manufacturer's label located on the back or bottom of the appliance or in the specifications section of the appliance owner's manual. The label or manual will show the input voltage (100, 120, 220, 240 written as: 120 volts, 120V, 120 volts AC, or 120VAC), the wattage (100 watts or 100W), or the amperage (0.5 Amps or 0.5A or 500mA).
If only the amperage rating is shown, multiply the input voltage by the amperage rating to find the wattage rating.
Volts x Amps = Watts
or 110V x 1.5 A = 165W
Cycles - 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz
North American 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60 Hz. (Cycles) Alternating Current. Most foreign 220-240 volt electricity is generated at 50 Hz. (Cycles) Alternating Current. This difference in
cycles may cause the motor in your 60 Hz. North American appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50 Hz. foreign electricity. This cycle difference will also cause analog clocks and timing circuits
that use Alternating Current as a timing base to keep incorrect time. Most modern electronic equipment including battery chargers, computers, printers, stereos, tape and CD players, VCR/DVD players, etc.
will not be affected by the difference in cycles.
IMPORTANT: Voltage converters and transformers do not convert cycles.
200 watt Grounded Step-up/Step-down Transformer, Fuse Protected
Lashen's Price: $38.95
Weight: 6 lbs.
300 watt Grounded Step-up/Step-down Transformer, Fuse Protected
Lashen's Price: $51.50
Weight: 8 lbs.
500 watt Grounded Step-up/Step-down Transformer, Fuse Protected
Lashen's Price: $79.95
Weight: 10 lbs.
Foreign and Domestic Power Plug Adapters
Grounded universal power adapters that convert any style plug to what is needed.