How to select the correct Step Down Voltage Converter for your American or Japanese appliance:
Please read these important questions and answers before purchasing your step down transformer to ensure you have chosen the correct one:
- What is the total power draw in watts specified on your 110~120V USA or 100V JAPANESE appliance?
Unsure on the rating? On your appliance there will be 3 sets of numbers, It should be displayed as follows:
“input 120V 60Hz and either XXX Amps or XXX Watts”
If the appliance rating is XXXA then please enter the number in the A section of the calculator “above”, this will then indicate how many watts it is.
- Will your appliance be used in short bursts or running continuously?
The 8ZED Range of transformers have two power ratings, Power rating for 1 hour or less, 2nd power rating for over an hour\ continuously. These are safety power rating parameters to ensure the converter runs cool and lasts many years to come. Many users tend to hide the converter away behind appliances or in cupboards hence to have the safety allowance built in to avoid overheating.
- Does your appliance have a motor, pump, heating element or compressor?
Appliances including one of these elements require a considerably larger transformer model than indicated by the power draw specification. These high power surge elements have large start up power requirements. Typically, you should select a transformer 3 to 6 times stated power draw if unsure. Contact Live Support or call 1300 799 455 for further assistance.
Example : However in many cases if your appliance states 120V 60Hz and 6.15A then this will be the max current draw, 120x 6.15 = 738watts , the best matched transformer in this case is the ST-1000 , But if powering for over an hour then select the ST-1500
- Is your appliance two pin or three pin?
All 8ZED Step Down Converters have the universal socket to suit all three variables.
Two pin, Two pin Keyed “one pin is thicker” and the Three pin “two flat one round”
- Why won’t my appliance plug in?
All 8ZED Step down converters are manufactured using high quality pressed metal pin sockets and in the initial instances of usage a slight amount of force will be required to plug your appliance in.
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