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
- 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:
- 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.