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Old 11-15-01, 01:13 PM
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UK to US step up transformers

I want to use some British equipment in the US. It is not dual voltage so requires a 220-240v supply. The equipment is a TV, some amps, a CD player, a DVD player... nothing too high drain. I'd like to use as few transformers as possible - other than adding up my wattage correctly is there anything else I need to consider?

Anyone done this before and have any suggestions for a good place to get the transformer(s) from? http://www.voltageconverters.com/ is top choice right now.

Cheers, gareth.
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Old 11-15-01, 02:50 PM
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A few of these 76 pound ones will look lovely around the house

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Old 11-15-01, 03:37 PM
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Only need two if I go for the super mega 5000W version! So it's not so bad really Probably make good foot warmers too.
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Old 11-15-01, 10:15 PM
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Here are some smaller units:

http://www.voltagevalet.com/idx.html
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Old 11-16-01, 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by Green Jello
Here are some smaller units:

http://www.voltagevalet.com/idx.html
Thanks but their step up transformers are twice the $ per Watt of the ones I've ordered. I've got me couple of nice footwarmers coming in the mail
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Old 11-16-01, 06:22 PM
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Congrats on finding the transformers you need. Just to clarify, what you were looking for was a step down transformer, not a step up transformer.

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Old 11-16-01, 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by Master J
Congrats on finding the transformers you need. Just to clarify, what you were looking for was a step down transformer, not a step up transformer.

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Step up surely. I want to go from US to UK, 110v to 240v. i.e. UP.
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just a question b/c I don't know....
is the UK on 50 or 60 Hz power? This will make a difference. (US is 60 Hz)
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Originally posted by edclem
just a question b/c I don't know....
is the UK on 50 or 60 Hz power? This will make a difference. (US is 60 Hz)
The UK is 50Hz. You're right, this can make a difference. I'm fairly sure the equipment I want to use is OK though. Guess I'll find out...
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Old 11-19-01, 03:52 PM
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Just remember if the equipment you are using is High amperage using a step up transformer or a buck boost that the amperage draw will be twice the rated amperage on the equipment, so if it 10 amps it will draw 20 so BE CAREFUL
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