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Voltage Converters for Malaysia

voltage converters for malaysiaIf you’re from North America and plan to go to Malaysia for vacation or to live for an extended period, you might need to bring a voltage converter with you. Why, you ask? Because your electronics are not going to work with the 240 Volt electricity in Malaysia. Actually they might work for a very short time (think 30 seconds) before breaking, melting, starting on fire, or even electrocuting you. And let’s face it - nobody wants that!
So what’s the deal? Well it all boils down to the varying voltage used in different regions of the world and how electronics are manufactured for those respective regions.
All electronics which are inteded for sale in North America are designed and manufactured to be used with 110 to 120 volt electricity since Canada, the United States, and Mexico all ultilize this standard voltage. On the other hand, electronics destined to be sold in Europe, the middle-east, and many parts of the far-east are designed and manufactured to be used with 220 to 240 Volt electricity - the standard operating voltage of those regions. Attemping to use your North American electronics with Malaysia's 240 volt electricity means that your device will be getting nearly double the voltage it’s intended to be used at. Since the device can’t handle all of this extra voltage, it gets overloaded by the electricity which causes damage (or the melting, fire, or electrocution we mentioned in the first paragraph).
Now, back to voltage converters. A voltage converter (also known as a voltage transformer) has the ability to convert voltage either up or down in order to achieve a desired voltage output. For example, in Malaysia where the voltage is 240 volts, you will be using your voltage converter to transform the electricity down to 120 volts so your North American electronics can safely be used. This kind of converter is called a step-down converter because it lierally steps the voltage down from a higher level (240 volts) to a lower level (120 volts). The converter itself is very easy to use - you simply plug it into the wall outlet just like any normal electronic device. The converter has multiple outlets built into it where your devices themselves can then be plugged in. The converter acts as a middleman between your device and the wall outlet to control the voltage and ensure your devices are being powered by the proper, safe level of voltage which they were intended for.
Voltage converters for Malaysia come in a variety of sizes based on wattage, and it’s necessary to have a converter that can handle the wattage of your devices. It's recommended that you use a converter rated for twice the wattage of the devices that you’ll be using. For example, for a 900-watt blender you’ll want to buy a 1,500-watt voltage converter. The reason for this is to ensure proper functionality during prolonged or heavy use, and to prevent any issues with voltage surges or fluctuations. Using that same 900-watt blender with a converter that's only rated for 1000 watts basically means your converter will be running hard and at full capacity, leading to a shorter lifespan and leaving no buffer for protection against power surges or fluctuations. To learn how many watts you’ll need, just check the information on the manufacturers label of your electronic devices. Usually you can find a tag on the power cord (or a label on the device itself) stating how many watts it consumes when operating. If you want to power multiple devices at the same time - such as a Blu-ray player and a TV - it’s necessary to combine the wattage of each unit and then purchase a converter rated for double. If your TV is rated at 500-watts and your Blu-ray player at 85-watts, you have a total of 585-watts. In this situation, a 1200-watt voltage converter is plenty to keep everything operating safely and securely in all conditions.
As specialists in international electronics and voltage converters for Malaysia, 220 electronics offers a wide selection of converters for a variety of applications, from 500 to 15,000 watts. Visit our website today and browse our selection of quality converters at our guaranteed low prices. We also carry models with built-in voltage regulators for anyone seeking the ultimate in protection for extremely pricey or sensitive electronics. Our voltage converter buying guide will help you determine exactly which type and model is perfect for your needs.
With over 35 years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers, you can shop our online store with complete confidence. Your voltage converter for Malaysia will help you save time, money, and prevent any damage to your valuable electronics while overseas.