International Plug Adapters
Few Things to Remember About Plug Adapters:
If your item has a switch to select the input voltage (110V or 220V), make sure you set it to the correct voltage before plugging it in. Laptops, iPod and camera chargers do not have a switch they will accept any voltage between the range (100~240V) automatically.
Always opt for a grounded plug adapter if your item has a grounded plug to avoid any electric shocks due to unstable voltage in some countries.
Many countries have more than one type of sockets, in this case travel with all types of plug adapters available for that country.
Remember, plug adapter do not convert voltage. Use them with dual voltage electronics or in conjunction with voltage converter/transformer.
Travel Voltage Converters
A quick note about dual wattage (50-1600 watt) travel converters:
These type of converters have two different type of converters built into one unit. At LOW (up to 50W) setting, it uses an AC transformer to converter 220V sinusoidal waveform into a 110V sinusoidal waveform. This is the best approach for a voltage converter and works well for small electronics. However, to handle higher wattage the AC transformer would need to be much bulkier and heavier. Thus, at HIGH (1600W) setting, this converter simply uses a solid-state switch inside to chop off part of the input 220V sinusoidal waveform causing a highly distorted output waveform which is far from an 110V sinusoidal AC. A completely resistive appliance (such as travel iron or water heater) will work just fine regardless of different voltage waveform. But, do not attempt to use an an electronic appliance such as laptop, battery charger, DVD player or curling iron with this distorted 220V waveform, it will damage the item and the converter.
Few Things to Remember When Using Travel Voltage Converters:
Most travel size voltage converters are not designed for continuous use. Unplug them from the outlet when not in use.
Make sure that your item's required wattage is less than the maximum capacity of the travel converter. We recommend at least 50% higher wattage converter than your item's required wattage. Certain products "spike" when they are switched on causing the wattage to exceed 2 or 3 times more than the stated wattage.
Don't forget to get a compatible plug adapter for your country if the plug on the travel converter is incompatible with your country's outlets.
Heavy Duty Voltage Transformers and Regulators
Few Things to Remember When Using Heavy Duty Voltage Transformers:
Select the correct input voltage in the back of the transformer according to the country's voltage before connecting it the outlet.
Always use a transformer that is completely grounded.
Make sure that your item's required wattage is less than the maximum capacity of the voltage transformer. We recommend at least 50% higher wattage converter than your item's required wattage. Certain products "spike" when they are switched on causing the wattage to exceed 2 or 3 times more than the stated wattage.
Don't forget to get a compatible plug adapter for your country if the plug on the transformer is incompatible with your country's outlet.
Turn it off when not in use.