Saturday, December 26, 2009

How to Buy Power Adaptors for Travel?

Power adapters come under many names, among them voltage adapters, ac/dc power adapters, travel adapter plugs, 110v 220v voltage adapters, 220v 110v voltage electrical converters and universal voltage adapters. They enable travelers to use their electric shavers, hair dryers and other small appliances in other countries. Here’s what you should know before purchasing a model.
1、Look for power adapters online or in stores like A typical relatively inexpensive kit includes the adapter plug with a converter that converts 220/240 foreign electric voltage to U.S. voltage, 110/120v. A 1600 watt converter allows you to use your travel iron, hair dryer, coffee maker and even an electric blanket while you travel.
2、Check that the kit you buy meets your specific travel needs, especially if you are traveling with an infant. A 50/1600 watts (Toshiba 120w Global AC Adapter,Toshiba 75w Global AC Adapter) worldwide travel kit is for domestic appliances with a rating of 50 watts – 1600 watts. You should use 50 watts for radios, answering machines, tape recorders and calculators. 1600 watts takes care of devices that produce heat, including irons, hair curlers, heating pads and warmers for food and baby bottles.
3、Buy adapter plugs for foreign outlets. Adapter kits generally come with plugs that are suitable for most regions including the U.K, Europe, the Caribbean, Hong King, the Middle East, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Some high-end power adapters come with built in plugs.
4、Bring along a Step Up/Step Down converter if you are going to be working during your travels. A typical 230 watt (Toshiba 65w Global AC AdapterToshiba 90w Global AC Adapter)Step Up/Step Down converter changes 110 up to to 220V or converts 220 down to 110V. It features an on-off switch and an LED indicator light. You can use it for fax machines.
5、Look for Step Down grounded transformer offering a maximum capacity of 150 watts, converting 220/240V down to 110/120V and an on/off switch. Use it for your laptop computer in Europe and Asia. delivers high quality laptop batteries, laptop AC adapters, Laptop keyboards, Lcd chargers, DVD drivers, Scooter chargers and more. Our unique product lines of over 1000 diverse accessory power products and replacement batteries and adapters provide our customers with an extensive selection of the best quality products available.
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