High Quality Step Down Transformers
Safely run 120V American and 100V Japanese appliances from Australian 240V AC power!
Now Even Better Prices On Our Transformers!
Our step down transformers will convert your household Australian 240V AC to either American 120V AC or Japanese 100V AC power, allowing you to run your 120V or 110V electrical appliances from Australian 240V AC mains power.
With the ease of access to global shopping and a generally strong Aussie dollar, shoppers are buying electrical appliances from America and Japan. Shoppers are taking advantage of a greater choice of products and cheaper prices. However, they quickly discover these new appliances can't run from Australian 240 Volt AC power due to the large voltage differences.
A step down voltage converter solves this problem easily, safely and cost effectively, allowing you to run most American 120V AC and Japanese 110V AC appliances from your home mains 240 Volt power without any issues.
What's more they are very safe and easy to use. Simply plug the step down transformer into Australian mains power and connect your American or Japanese appliance into the Step Down Transformer and you are all set!
Step Down Transformer Features:
- Run 120V AC USA or 110V AC Japanese Appliances from Australian 240V AC Mains Power
- Safe and robust transformers with 12 month Austrailan based warranty
- Very simple to use with no messing about.. Just plug in, switch on and you're good to go!
- Compact space saving design
- Completely portable - 1000w units and above are fitted with a carry strap for easy transport
- Durable, well built, heavy duty transformers
- Fast dispatch and delivery right to your door anywhere in Australia
A quick side note: Some of our step down transformers convert 240V AC to 100V AC (rather than to 110V AC). This is perfectly fine and all Japanese appliances rated at 110V will run perfectly from 100V AC.
SOME IMPORTANT STEP DOWN TRANSFORMER INFORMATION
We want to make sure you buy the correct step down transformer/voltage converter so please review the following before making a purchase:
- What is the total power draw in Watts specified of the 120V or 110V appliance you want to run? You will need to purchase a step down transformer with a higher Wattage rating than the specified power draw of your appliance. (If only current (Amps) is listed on the appliance see point 3)
- Does the appliance you want to power have a motor, heating element, pump or compressor?
If so these appliances will require a considerably larger transformer model than indicated by the power draw specified. These appliances generally have a much larger start up power requirement than their normal power draw, usually between 2 to 6 times the stated load.
- If the power draw is only specified in Amps (current) on the appliance you want to power simply use the formula below to calculate Watts required:
Watts = Amps x Appliance Voltage
As an example: If a 110V Japanese appliance stated it draws 5 Amps then using the formula above: 5 (Amps) x 110 (Volts) = 550 Watts, so you would need a step down transformer that delivers higher than 550 Watts to run your appliance*.. easy!) (*please take into account point number 2)
- The stated Wattage of each step down transformer is the MAXIMUM load it can handle over a 1 hour period. Its continuous output capacity is less and varies with each model. The continuous output of each step down transformer is highlighted on each product page in the specifications section and we recommend you use that figure when selecting the appropriate voltage converter.
As an example: Our 100W 8ZED Step doen transformer has a maximim output of 100W over a 1 hour period and a continuous running capacity of 80W. Unless you are only going to be running your appliance for very short periods of time you should base your purchase on the 80W figure.
- Appliance power ratings are not always accurate and are often a "best case" scenario. This being the case we strongly recommend that you give any appliance at least a 15% to 20% buffer to account for any variance between the stated power draw and the actual power draw of the appliance. This is especially important if you expect to run the unit for extended periods of time.
As an example: If you have an appliance that states it will draw 70 Watts while it should run fine from a 100 Watt step down transformer we suggest using a 200W step down transformer to be sure it will run correctly rather than risking overloading the step down transformer. This is especially important if you will be powering the unit for longer periods of time.
We hope this has helped you select the correct step down transformer but if you are still unsure please contact us and we will be happy to help you out.