If you’re planning a
vacation to Europe, you probably know this already: the electricity
over there works differently from the United States, running on 220V
instead of 110V. Of course, the outlets are also shaped differently
depending on the country you’re visiting, so you’ll certainly need a
travel adapter before your journey. But will you also need a voltage converter? As it turns out, that depends entirely on your devices.You will not need a voltage converter if:

  • your device mentions the capacity to run on 220V. Some older devices
    even have button on the back that allow you to switch from 110V to
    220V; if that’s the case, you’re safe using only a travel adapter.
  • your device is “dual voltage.” simply put, that means it can run on
    either 110V or 220V, and is perfectly safe without a voltage converter.
    By sure to check for each device in order to avoid damage, but most
    newer devices – from laptops to smartphones and cameras – do not need
    voltage converters.


You will need a voltage converter if:

  • your device is “single voltage.” That means it only runs on 110V,
    and would be damage if the voltage goes any higher. If your device
    specifically mentions 110V on the back without any mention of 220V, it’s
    probably single voltage and you need a voltage converter.
  • your device uses an internal motor or heating element. Think hair
    dryer or iron; if it needs to do more than just take in electricity, you
    should probably get a voltage converter.


When in doubt, it’s always safe to go with a voltage converter. Some
of your devices may not need it, but the risk of damaging them if they
unexpectedly do need it is too high and can be avoided simply by contacting us.

Are you planning to
take a trip overseas any time soon? If so, then you will need to bring
several items along with you. You will also need to have a plan for
managing the changes in voltage in other locations around the world. Not
every location in the world has the same voltage that you have in your
home country.To avoid having your favorite devices ruined and to avoid tripping any breakers, here are some things you should remember.

Your Devices For The Bathroom

When you are visiting another location, your bathroom appliances will
typically cause the most problems. Your electric shavers, curling
irons, hair dryers, and other bathroom appliances are known for not
working when plugged into a foreign plug outlet.

Many of these appliances that are sold in the United States are sold
under the impression that they will be plugged into an outlet of 110
volts. However, in several parts of the world the standard voltage is
220 volts. You can have the right plug adapter, but your appliances and
devices can still be destroyed.

You Need A Voltage Converter

You are going to need your devices overseas so you need to pack the
right things in your travel bag. With a voltage converter, you will be
able to plug your device into a 220 volt plug without your device
blowing up in your face.

When you are looking for a converter, you will have to consider the
voltage and the wattage on your device. You will need your converter to
correspond to the right voltage of your travel destination.

If you have any questions that need to be addressed, feel free to contact us when you need us.

Even if our country provides stable voltage, the same is not true for many other parts of the world. Further, even within the United States, there are situations such as mechanical faults, perhaps arising out of human error or a natural calamity, whereby the voltage fluctuates significantly.
Now, such a situation can prove to be an absolute disaster for many of our everyday household electronic gadgets which are meant to run at particular voltages or voltage ranges. Any major fluctuation or deviation from the norm can simply lead to those gadgets completely malfunctioning altogether, with slim chances of getting them to work again.
In such a scenario, it is the Deluxe Automatic Voltage Regulator category of products that has eventually proven to be a complete godsend; with an absolute assurance with regard to maintenance of voltage at desired levels, these voltage converters make sure that power is supplied to your precious electronic gadgets, at just the right voltage – neither too much nor too less.
In this regard, it must also be said that these pioneering enterprises have also come out with a wide range of Step Up & Down Voltage Converter Transformer units that ensure, whichever way the fluctuation happens to be taking place, the same is suitably taken care of under all circumstances.
At the same time, given the technological knowledge and prowess that these companies obviously possess, they have used this ingenuity in coming out with various other useful electronic items that go beyond just the voltage converters mentioned above. For instance, they have launched a wide range of Region Code Free DVD players which ensure that no matter which part of the world you set up your DVD player to play your favorite DVDs, you will be able to do so with complete ease. On a similar note, you will find Multisystem LCD TV’s that are completely PAL, SECAM, and NTSC compatible, all across the world.
Obviously, all of this clearly points towards the broad endeavor and vision of these enterprises, which is to align ourselves better with a globalized environment. With connectivity playing such an important role today, coupled with the fact that this very connectivity comes about only when we have the requisite gadgets for the same, working in perfect order, it is clear that the efforts of these enterprises are in just the right directions.
While traveling abroad, a major peril that most travelers face is that of the inability to see their favorite DVD movies. This is because of the region-specific coding variation among DVDs around the world. Iif you are in America and have a large collection of DVDs that you might want to view while you are traveling to India, these DVDs have been encoded in such a way  you may simply be unable to view your DVD collection in the country that you are visiting on local DVD players.
But fret not! Enterprising businesses, realizing the increasingly globalized environment in which we are all functioning currently, have come out with region-code-free DVD players that let you play all DVDs, no matter where and how those DVDs may have been encoded. Further, these code-free DVD players are made in such a manner that they are highly portable; they take up little space and can also be transported from one place to another, including on long distance flights to other countries, with complete ease.
It is for this reason that these region code free DVD players have virtually taken the entire world of home entertainment by storm. In the past, entertainment avenues while traveling were restricted to the options available locally. Obviously, in places where the local options are either completely not to one’s taste, or worse, in a language that is totally alien to the person visiting, obviously DVDs from home serve as the sole entertainment avenue.
Given the arena within which these companies work, whereby they are increasingly looking to come out with intuitive products that make life a whole lot easier and better for the globe trotter, it should actually come as no surprise that they have also launched products such as voltage converters that essentially function as a deluxe automatic voltage regulator. The thought behind this product is the fact that voltage fluctuation is a definitive fact around many parts of the world; the electricity supply is neither stable nor at a consistent voltage. Given the fact that this inconsistency in voltage can actually prove disastrous for those gadgets (and also highly dangerous for the operators of these gadgets in an environment with fluctuating voltage), voltage regulators have eventually proven to be nothing short of a Godsend as far as the ability to operate diverse gadgets with complete ease is concerned.
Overall, if you look at the profile of the companies or businesses launching products of these kinds (or dealing in the same), you can easily see that they are well entrenched and have already made their mark as a supplier of top notch electrical items that make life easier, in a fast paced and increasingly globalized environment. It should thus come as no surprise that these companies are witnessing soaring valuations for themselves!

Finding Watts or Amps: For Buying a Voltage Converter or Transformer

In order to work, your electric equipment consumes a certain amount of, watts, or amps. The amount of electricity it consumes depends on the type of item you’re using. For example, a radio may only need 25 watts to work, while a hair dryer might need almost 1500! In the case of the hair dryer, it creates a lot of heat, so typically electric items that generate heat will use more electricity, which means their wattage consumption is higher, like a microwave or even a toaster.

Finding Watts or Amps for a Voltage Converter

If you’re planning to pick up and move to another country, there are many things that you’ll need to do to prepare before you’re ready for the trip. It’s easy to forget some pretty major things during this time because it’s so exciting, and quite frankly, there’s just so much to remember. Follow along as we hit on the highlights—those things you can’t leave home without.
Don’t Forget Voltage Converters
The United States and Canada use a 100 volt electric currency rate, but many other countries use higher rates of 220 volts or even 240 volts in some situations. If you want to take all of your appliances with you, you’ll have to find voltage Converters so that they’ll work in your new country. In some instances, you might need more than a voltage adapter—you will probably also have to purchase Foreign Plug adapters. The sockets in other countries are shaped differently, and these adapters will insure that you’ll be able to plug in your appliances. It’s important to remember these things, or you’ll end up in your new country without a blow dryer, hot pot or an iron!
Don’t Forget Your Financial Information
It’s important as you transition to another country that you carefully organize all of your financial records and decide what you want to do with your balances and accounts. For instance, will you keep your current bank account and simply use an ATM in the new country to withdraw funds? How will make deposits? Do you need to set up automatic deposits before you leave? In other words, carefully think through everything as it relates to your financial life, and make sure that you take all of your important papers and documents with you.
Don’t Forget Your Medical Records
If you’re in the habit of keeping your medical records at your doctor’s office, be sure to contact them and ask for them so you can take them with you. It won’t be easy for your doctor to transfer your records to a new doctor in an entirely different country. What’s more, be certain that you’re informed about all of the various vaccinations that might be required for you to enter into the new country. Each country has different requirements, so be sure to check before you go.
By making sure that you have these important things—voltage Converters, international adapter plugs, your financial information and medical records—you’ll insure a smoother transition to your new country.

This time I went on the vacations I had it with me in my bag
packed . it was really a relief having a 100 watt voltage converter , it made
things very easy for me . I was able to use all my appliance by the help of
this converter. It  comes with two fuses
which makes sure that it doesn’t gets fused .it has a very durable steel body ,
and is built accordingly with European standards. It comes with one year
manufacturer warranty and 30 days money back guarantee. it is even best in
working after long continuous use .  it
is the best thing to take when you are going out of US for vacations.

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110220Volts offers 3 different kinds of voltage transformers: voltage regulators that are step up, step down, and deluxe automatic voltage regulators. Find out what the different types are and help with the buying guide.


Between 1884 and 1885, Hungarian engineers Zipernowsky, Bláthy and Déri from the Ganz company in Budapest created the efficient “ZBD” closed-core model, which were based on the design by Gaulard and Gibbs. (Gaulard and Gibbs designed just an open core model) They discovered that all former (coreless or open-core) devices were incapable of regulating voltage, and were therefore impracticable. Their joint patent described a transformer with no poles and comprised two versions of it, the “closed-core transformer” and the “shell-core transformer. In the closed-core transformer the iron core is a closed ring around which the two coils are arranged uniformly. In the shell type transformer, the copper induction cables are passed through the core. In both designs, the magnetic flux linking the primary and secondary coils travels (almost entirely) in the iron core, with no intentional path through air. The core consists of iron cables or plates. Based on this invention, it became possible to provide economical and cheap lighting for industry and households.” Zipernowsky, Bláthy and Déri discovered the mathematical formula of transformers: Vs/Vp = Ns/Np. With this formula, transformers became calculable and proportionable. Their patent application made the first use of the word “transformer”, a word that had been coined by Ottó Bláthy. George Westinghouse had bought both Gaulard and Gibbs’ and the “ZBD” patents in 1885. He entrusted William Stanley with the building of a ZBD-type transformer for commercial use. Stanley built the core from interlocking E-shaped iron plates. This design was first used commercially in 1886.

The concept that is the basis of modern transmission using inexpensive step up and step down transformers was first implemented by Westinghouse, Stanley and Franklin Leonard Pope in 1886 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. There were still problems with efficient generators and high voltage transformers. At an AIEE meeting on May 16, 1888, Nikola Tesla delivered a lecture entitled A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers, describing the equipment which allowed efficient generation and use of alternating currents. Westinghouse needed Telsa’s better step up transformer technology and bought patents for it along with the highly efficient and inexpensive polyphase design for AC generators and motors used today. The utter simplicity of polyphase generators and motors meant that besides their efficiency they could be manufactured cheaply, compactly and would required little attention to maintain. Simple economics would drive the expensive, balky and mechanically complex DC dynamos to their ultimate extinction. As it turned out, the deciding factor in the War of Currents was the availability of low cost step up and step down transformers that meant that all customers regardless of their specialized voltage requirements could be served at minimal cost of conversion. This “universal system” is today regarded as one of the most influential innovations for the use of electricity.

High voltage direct current transmission
The case for alternating current was not clear at the turn of the century and high voltage direct current transmission systems were successfully installed without the benefit of transformers. Rene Thury who had spent six months at Edison’s Menlo park facility understood his problem with transmission and was convinced that moving electricity over great distances was possible using direct current. He was familiar with the work of Marcel Deprez, who did early work on high voltage transmission after being inspired by the capability of arc light generators to support lights over great distances. Deprez avoided avoiding transformers by placing generators and loads in series as arc light systems of Charles F. Brush did. Thury developed this idea into the first commercial system for high-voltage DC transmission. Like Brush’s dynamos, current is kept constant, and when increasing load demands more pressure, voltage is increased. The Thury System was successfully used on several DC transmission projects from Hydro generators. The first in 1885 was a low voltage system in Bözingen , and the first high voltage system went into service in 1889 in Genoa, Italy by the Acquedotto de Ferrari-Galliera company. This system transmitted 630 kW at 14 kV DC over a circuit 120 km long. The largest Thury System was the Lyon Moutiers project that was 230 km in length, eventually delivering 20 Megawatts, at 125kV.

Victory for AC
Ultimately, the versatility of the Thury system was hampered the fragility of series distribution, and the lack of a reliable DC conversion technology that would not show up until the 1940s with improvements in mercury arc valves. The AC “universal system” won by force of numbers, proliferating systems with transformers both to couple generators to high-voltage transmission lines, and to connect transmission to local distribution circuits. By a suitable choice of utility frequency, both lighting and motor loads could be served. Rotary converters and later mercury-arc valves and other rectifier equipment allowed DC load to be served by local conversion where needed. Even generating stations and loads using different frequencies could also be interconnected using rotary converters. By using common generating plants for every type of load, important economies of scale were achieved, lower overall capital investment was required, load factor on each plant was increased allowing for higher efficiency, allowing for a lower cost of energy to the consumer and increased overall use of electric power.

By allowing multiple generating plants to be interconnected over a wide area, electricity production cost was reduced. The most efficient available plants could be used to supply the varying loads during the day. Reliability was improved and capital investment cost was reduced, since stand-by generating capacity could be shared over many more customers and a wider geographic area. Remote and low-cost sources of energy, such as hydroelectric power or mine-mouth coal, could be exploited to lower energy production cost.

The first transmission of three-phase alternating current using high voltage took place in 1891 during the international electricity exhibition in Frankfurt. A 25 kV transmission line, approximately 175 kilometers long, connected Lauffen on the Neckar and Frankfurt.

Initially transmission lines were supported by porcelain pin-and-sleeve insulators similar to those used for telegraphs and telephone lines. However, these had a practical limit of 40 kV. In 1907, the invention of the disc insulator by Harold W. Buck of the Niagara Falls Power Corporation and Edward M. Hewlett of General Electric allowed practical insulators of any length to be constructed for higher voltages. The first large scale hydroelectric generators in the USA were installed at Niagara Falls and provided electricity to Buffalo, New York via power transmission lines. A statue of Tesla stands at Niagara Falls today in tribute to his contributions.