Step 2: Where is the Power Label?
Everything you need to know to buy the perfect voltage converter or travel adapter is located on the indications label, also called the power supply label. Simply look on or underneath the charger, plug, or power supply to any device and you'll find a funny group of numbers and symbols listing the power requirements for your device. It may also be on the actual travel device. It can be either on a sticker of some sort, or it may be molded/imprinted onto the actual travel device.
This label is key since it is where you’ll find the two things you need the most: the voltage (V) and the wattage (W). We’ll look for the voltage first. Read on for further advice on reading a power label.
- Step 1. Why Do I Need to Convert?
- Step 2. Where is the power label?
- Step 3. Is My Device Single Voltage or Dual Voltage?
- Step 4. What kind of plug adapter / travel adapter do I need?
- Step 5. How do I choose a voltage converter?
- Step 6. Do I need a Step Up or Step Down Converter? How to get from 110 to 220 and from 220 to 110.
- Step 7. Do I need a voltage converter or voltage transformer?
- Step 8. Must-read voltage tips
- Step 9. Glossary of helpful voltage terms
- Step 10. Voltage by region
Voltage Converter Knowledge Base FAQs
- Gadget Guide: View a list of popular devices with recommended voltage converter selections
- Voltage / Wattage / Plugs FAQs
- Voltage Converter Selection FAQs
*** IMPORTANT - WHEN SELECTING A CONVERTER WE SUGGEST THAT YOU BUY ONE WITH 3 TIMES THE WATTAGE OF THE PRODUCT YOU ARE CONVERTING ***