Dual Voltage Appliances
About Dual Voltage Appliances:
Every country in the world runs on a unique electrical output. Because of this appliances may not operate correctly when traveling to foreign countries.
When traveling with appliances it is important to know whether your appliance is dual voltage. If it is not dual voltage you will need either a converter or a transformer when traveling.
This video will show you how to check to make sure your appliance is dual voltage.
Typically cell phones, cameras, tablets and laptops are dual voltage and do not need a converter.
Usually hair dryers, curling irons, battery chargers, hair straighteners, electronic razors and electronic toothbrushes are NOT dual voltage. These appliances will need either a converter or a transformer. It is important to check the label for each of your appliances that you will be traveling with.
The United States runs on about 120 volts electricity while many other countries run on 220 volts electricity or higher. Without a converter or transformer you can burn out your appliance.
How To Find Voltage and Wattage Ratings
To determine the correct model voltage converter for your appliance, you must know the input voltage, wattage requirements and appliance type: electronic, motorize or heating. You can find this information on the manufacturer's label located on the back or bottom of the appliance or in the specifications section of the owner;s manual. The label will show the input voltage (100, 110, 120, 220,240 written as: 120 volts, 120V, 120 Volts AC, or 120VAC), the wattage (100 Watts or 100W), or the amerage (0.5 Amps or 0.5A or 500mA).