The following guide can give you an idea of what converters some very common devices may require, but remember that ALL devices are DIFFERENT. Curling irons are hundreds of watts different from one another, for example, so proceed with caution, and make sure you check the numbers on your device for yourself. This list is merely a general one to help guide you but you'll need to check the watts on your device to make sure you choose the right converter!
Phones and other rechargeable personal devices are usually need a converter that's under 500 watts.
TVs and many other electronics are usually about 400 watts so should have a 1500-watt converter, and may require a transformer.
Devices that heat up and kitchen appliances typically require a 2000-watt (or more) converter.
IMPORTANT : We recommend the following voltage converters for these common devices based on the average wattage found in these appliances. Remember, however, to check the wattage on your own device and match up with a converter that uses three times that wattage.These are NOT definite numbers for all of these devices but merely a guide to point you in the right direction!
10 Step Guide to Buying a Voltage Converter
- 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 ***