Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Choose 220 Volt Invertors for Your Home

When you buy certain electronic products you’ll need to use 220 volts, instead of 110 volts. Here are some things to consider when choosing 200 volt invertors:

1. The standard voltage in the U.S./Canada is 110V
However, much of the world uses electronics that use 220V. So when you travel abroad with your appliances, you’ll need to convert them from 110V to 220V. Before you make the conversion, always verify that your appliances are indeed 110V.

2. An inverter “tricks” your electronic device
When you use a 220V inverter you’re technically not changing the voltage of the device. Instead, it causes the appliance to think it’s using 220V instead of 110V. If you were to use a voltmeter to conduct a test on your appliance you’d see that it’s indeed using 110V, instead of 220V.

3. Some modern appliances don’t need an inverter
Before you spend money on a 220V inverter, checking the appliance’s power pack or the back of the appliance to see if this is true. If you see something like “Input: 110V-220V,” then your appliance will work outside the U.S./Canada, without a 220V inverter.

4. Different inverters have different instructions
Before using a 220V inverter, make sure to read the instructions so you know exactly how to use them. Failing to do that could result in the inverter not working, or worse—your appliance being damaged. If the instructions are very technical and you’re uncertain about something, have an expert “translate” for you. 

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