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  • Voltage Transformers for Asia

    voltage transformers for asia When traveling to Asia, it's important to familiarize yourself with the customs and culture you can expect to encounter in the various countries. Food, family traditions, social etiquette and day-to-day life are radically different than in North America so it's always a good idea to know what you can expect. Traveling to Asia gives you an opportunity to learn, see and experience about their rich, unique and ancient culture. However, if you're not prepared it can be a bit daunting.
    If you're planing to visit or live in Asia for an extended period of time, you'll need to know that Asia - like many other countries and continents - utilizes a different electrical voltage than North America. While it may not seem like a big deal, it can make or break your travels and business plans. In North America, the standard voltage is 120 volts. This means that North American appliances and electronics are manufactured specifically for this voltage and they cannot be used in Asia, where the standard voltage is 240 volts. Since Asia's voltage is nearly double, it's much too strong for 120-volt electronics. Attempting to use 120-volt North American electronics with such a high voltage can result in damaged devices, fire, electrical shock, and in rare cases, even death. Surprisingly, people travel everyday and ruin their electronics, hair dryers, curling irons, electric razors and all sorts of other devices for no other reason than their lack of understanding and awareness. It's a simple and very common mistake. The good news is that it's also very easy to use your electronics safely with the help of a voltage transformer for Asia.
    Voltage transformers do exactly what the name implies - they transform voltage. They can transform voltage up, and they can transform voltage down. Certain models can even transform both up and down, making for simple worldwide compatibility. If you're traveling from North America, you'll need a step-down voltage transformer for Asia. The step-down transformer will convert the electricity down from 240 volts to 120 volts so you can safely use your North American electronics without the risk of fire, electrocution, or damage to your expensive electronics.
    If you decide to purchase a voltage transformer for Asia, you'll find that they're extremely easy to use. The transformer itself is a small box that plugs in directly to the electrical outlet. On the face of the transformer there are several outlets, and this is where you plug your devices in. In basic terms, using a voltage transformer is no different than plugging in an extension cord. Simply plug it in, turn it on, and it lowers the voltage and holds it steadily so your devices can be used for any amount of time - either short or long term. It's easy, safe and reliable.
    Voltage transformers for Asia come in many different styles and sizes, so it's important to know what you'll need for your specific application. The transformers are rated in watts, and the wattage required will depend on the watts that your electronics require for operation. You can easily determine the wattage of any electrical device by looking for the manufacturer's label, or viewing the specifications tag which is normally located on the power cable. It's usually either imprinted or affixed to the device like a sticker. To prevent accidents and to defend against electrical surges, it's best to purchase a transformer that's rated for double the wattage of your devices. For example, if you have a hair dryer rated at 650 watts, you'll want to purchase a transformer for 1,200 watts. If you want to use a 900-watt coffee maker and a 1,100-watt hot plate at the same time, you should purchase a 3,500 to 4,000-watt transformer. The reason for doubling the wattage is that it provides extra protection for electrical grids that aren't as stable as North America - they can fluctuate easily during times of high-use, bad weather, or extreme heat and it's better to be safe rather than sorry.
    For over 35 years, we have specialized in the sales of electronics and voltage transformers. We carry a wide variety of styles and sizes of voltage transformers for Asia, with models up to 5,000 watts. To learn more, we recommend that you visit our voltage transformer buying guide before making your purchase. The information comtained there will help you make the proper decision about what's correct for your needs. Asia is an amazing and beautiful place - don't let something as simple as electronics prevent you from enjoying your stay. Safe travels!

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