Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When You Need Help Selecting a Voltage Converter

First, what is a voltage converter? A voltage converter is an electric power converter, which changes the voltage of an electrical power source. In the United States, we use 110 Volts while Europe and South America use 220 Volts. If you plan to go overseas this summer and bring your electronics, it makes sense to have these voltage converters. That way you do not fry your electronics. 

When you need help selecting voltage converter, you need to decide what you are planning to bring with you.

Are you going to bring heating units that use high power 1000-2000 watts like:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating Pad
  • Irons
  • Curling Irons  
Are you bringing small appliances fewer than 50 watts like:
  • Cell Phones
  • Camera battery chargers
  • MP3 players
Or larger equipment that use up to 200 watts like:
  • Laptops
  • Shavers 
  • Other appliances
If you have a bunch of different electronics, such as ones for heating or for recharging then you might get dual wattage converter of 50/1600 voltage converters where you would switch it for the different appliances or get a few of each.

If you decide to bring your laptop computer, it needs its own converter.

If you are traveling with others and they all have electronics, then there is the need for heavy duty and multiple plugs for your travel needs.

Finally, if you need to always be plugged in there are even more voltage converters for continuous use.

All of these voltage converters have comparison charts so that you can make an informed decision. There are reviews of the products and detailed information about each voltage converter.

If you have questions, please contact us so that we can help you select a voltage converter.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What is a voltage regulator and why do you need one

As we all know, electricity is generally measured in terms of voltage as well as amperage. One tends to think that these values are very stable but the truth is that the stated voltage generated by the local power company and arriving at your home or business is generally within 6 volts (plus or minus) of 110 volts. This means at any given moment the electricity arriving could be as low as 104 volts or as high as 116 volts. These dips and peaks in voltage are generally taken into account when electrical devices are designed and these small discrepancies in voltage cause no harm.

However, there are instances when electrical currents could exceed or fail to meet the range built into consumer devices; these instances are usually referred to as spikes or brown outs. During those instances there is a possibility that the devices plugged into the electrical grid could either shut down, perform incorrectly or experience permanent component damage. Some devices are much more sensitive to voltage fluctuations than others. For example personal computers, servers as well as LCD televisions are extremely sensitive to voltage fluctuations. On the other hand irons and coffee makers are examples of devices that generally don't suffer damage as a result of these voltage fluctuations.

In the United States voltage fluctuations are rare, but they do happen and when they do, damage to sensitive electrical components is very likely. Overseas, voltage fluctuations are much more common and if you happen to be using a simple voltage converter both the converter and electronic device could be permanently damaged. At the very least a device could shut down at the worst possible moment, generating data losses, data disconnections or signal losses. Lastly, one other source of very unstable voltage are gas powered generators. Connecting home appliances to gas powered generator during a blackout can result in damaged appliances.

There is of course a solution and it is called the voltage regulator. Essentially a voltage regulator is a box with an electrical input side (connected to the source of electricity) and an output side (plugs where you plug in your devices) and utilizes a reference voltage value to make sure the voltage going to your expensive electronic devices is within an acceptable range. These units basically "store" electricity within capacitors so that they can control the voltage being fed to the connected devices.

Voltage regulators are particularly useful overseas, in countries where the voltage fluctuations are large and frequent. As such, most voltage regulators also have built in step up / step down voltage converters, which takes care of the voltage conversion from 220 volts to 110 volts or vice-versa. One last very useful byproduct of using a voltage regulator is that your electricity is also "filtered" from electrical noise, which can be an issue for any audio, video or computing device.

If you are travelling overseas or if you have frequent voltage spikes and dips in the U.S. and it is affecting the performance or durability of your electronic devices, then a voltage regulator is clearly what you need. Simply contact us at Bombay Electronics and we'll be happy to help you find the perfect voltage regulator for your specific needs.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Looking for the Best OREI Video Converters at the Lowest Prices Available?

Are you in the market for an OREI video converter? If so, stop wasting time on those questionable, daily deal sites and swing by our A+ Better Business Bureau accredited store instead. At Bombay Electronics, we have a longstanding reputation for providing all of our customers with a 100% safe and rewarding shopping experience. Plus, we’ve got all of the premium quality, OREI video converters you could possibly want in stock and they're priced to sell. And they come with free tech support and warranties too.

Take the OREI XD-2000 HDMI to HDMI Video Converter Switcher as an example. Widely considered to be the number one, state-of-the-art video converter available today, we often sell it for $50 less than the MSRP. The unit is compatible with 110/220V worldwide voltage as well as a vast array of Hz and TV size combinations.

If you are looking for the most popular OREI Video Converter, we’ve got you covered there too. Just check out the discounted price tag on our OREI XD-1090 HDMI to HDMI Video Converter and see. Many people adore the unit because it holds a signal and offers real-time video conversion. When on sale, it’s not unusual to snag the converter, a companion remote control and an optional, 6-foot HDMI cable for less than $70!  

Like we mentioned before, our assortment of OREI video converters is vast. So at any given time, you’re also apt to find the following units for far less than the MSRP:
  • OREI X-100 Digital Multi-System Video Converter
  • OREI XD-901 Digital Multi-System HDMI Video Converter
  • OREI XD-M901 Digital Multi-System HDMI Video Converter
To uncover additional information about these OREI video converters and more, please contact us at Bombay Electronics by calling (877) 736-6349. We’d love to discuss the benefits of each video converter with you at length. It is also worth noting that we only charge sales tax and shipping on select orders. So be sure to ask our knowledgeable staff how you can take advantage of that when you go to place your OREI video converter order.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Traveling Abroad: Pack a Voltage Converter

As spring starts, travel starts to pick up. Data shows that United States travel to overseas markets is up two percent in 2014. As more individuals plan to travel overseas, it is important to make sure that you pack all of the right equipment. 

When traveling overseas be sure to pack a voltage converter. A voltage converter changes the voltage of a power source. 

It is important to pack a voltage converter when traveling abroad because the electrical devices you bring with you will not work in the electrical outlets in other countries. Different countries have different electrical outputs. In order to not fry your electrical equipment, you will need to purchase a voltage converter in order to charge and use your electronic equipment while traveling abroad this spring. 

If you will be traveling with CD players, mobile phones, electric shavers, laptops, or Mp3 players, you will need to purchase at least a 200 Watt step down travel size voltage converter.  This will convert 220/240V down to 110/120V and will allow you to use United States products in 220V countries. However, 200W travel converters are not recommended for heating products such as hair dryers, straighteners and curling irons. 

If you will be traveling with heating products, you will need to purchase a 1600 Watt step down travel voltage converter. This is a small size travel convertor that will allow you to 220/240V to 110/120V. It will change a United States flat two prong plug into two round prong European plug. It is not intended for continuous use though, so be sure to unplug the voltage converter when not in use. 

Please contact us, the experts at Bombay Electronics, to assist you in purchasing the correct voltage converter for your travel needs. We can make sure that the converter you choose matches your needs and will work in your country of destination.

Let a Zaq Diffuser Relax and Entrance Your Mind

If there is one thing that most people experience in today's busy world, it's not enough relaxation. With multiple jobs, families to take care of, and the everyday tasks that take up our time, it can be hard to find a way to just relax and let our minds feel peaceful, yet invigorated. With the Zaq diffuser, it's now possible to feel the effects of healthy aromatherapy in our own home.

The Zaq uses LiteMist technology which is an innovative way to break up the blending of essential oils and water into microparticle mist. This is then dispersed into the air so you can enjoy your favorite healing essential oil or your favorite fragrances without having to go to a spa. It not only adds healthy ions into the air but it humidifies as well.

The Zaq Dew Aromatheraphy Diffuser for instance has key benefits making it safe to use such as an automatic shut-off. It can operate up to three to four hours without condensation and has a soothing cool color changing LED light that relaxes your environment. Not only does it make your mind feel at ease but it also soothes dry skin with moisturization and delights your senses with the fragrances you choose.

When you choose your Zaq Diffuser from Bombay Electronics, you get 100% secure shopping with their low price guarantee. There's no sales tax and you get free tech support for all of your questions. The Zaq Dew Aromatherapy Diffuser comes in a clean, white look and the light changes colors in a relaxing, delightful way. If you want to learn more just contact us and we'll be glad to help.