240V to 120V voltage converter for your tools from the US



Have you bought a power tool or appliance from US and brought it to India ? Like me, were you tempted to plug it in at the first available opportunity ? Well, never do that. Never. In the best interest of your tool / electronics, you need to ensure they are readily suited for use under Indian Power conditions. If not, there are few things that you are expected to know and adhere to. First and foremost, understand the power requirements of the tool from the manual. 
Voltage and Wattage specification
Power requirements
And here are the questions you need to ask and understand before you can plug in that tool / appliance of yours.

1. The specification in the tool manual says 120v. Does it make my tool readily usable in India ?
No. The operating voltage in India is 240v. And since the tool requirement is only 120v, there is every bit chance that it might not work or go kaput if you directly plug it in.
2. How do I then use the tool here in India ?
Stepdown voltage transformers are available in your local electronics store, specifically for requirements like this. They help in converting the 240V power into 120v.
3. Is voltage the only parameter I need to look at ?
No. You need to look at the wattage specification as well. Your transformer wattage should necessarily be equal to or more than the value mentioned in the manual.
4. There is no watt mentioned in the manual. What do I do ?
Look for amps specification and as high school physics would have taught you, Watt = volt X amps. So in the above case, the wattage is 120 x 1.8 = 216 W. That means the transformer should support wattage greater than 216 W.
5. What is the cost of a step down transformer ?
The transformers for lower watt requirements are available as plug in adaptors and cost about Rs.300 to Rs.350. The one you see in the picture below (250W) costed me Rs.950 and looks like a mini stabilizer. So, anywhere between Rs.300 to Rs.1200 depending on your requirement.
Voltage transformer
240v to 120v step down transformer
This is basic physics that I didn't know and had trouble doing my research when I received a power tool as a gift. So hoping this post is of some help to someone with a new tool and the desire to DIY.

Have you used a tool or appliance in India, bought and brought from anywhere outside? Is there anything else that one needs to take care of  besides this ? Leave me your comment. Also, do let me know if you found this post useful.

~Somu


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123 comments:

  1. Your blog content is of great quality, simple and relatable. I feel particular kinship because I read a lot of blogs on DIY and home decor but haven't come across any by my own people (I am from chennai too!). Great work Somu & Preethi, keep it coming!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sudhaa. It is nice to find someone with similar interests right by your neighborhood :) While I try to write stuff that should be appealing to everyone, this is certainly a namma Chennai blog :)

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  2. thanks a lot for the help man! really appreciate it, but i have a question i have a Logitech Z623 computer speaker system, bought from the US it says 120v and 60Hz do you think it'll work?

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    1. Hi Kanishka, Yeah it will work... Just make sure you factor the Wattage (Volts x Amps) when you buy your 240 v to 120 v converter... I don't think you should an issue otherwise.

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    2. Hello Kanishka Biswas,

      Regarding your comment. Can you please let me know what is the condition of your Logitech Z623 ? Did you face any speaker issues after connecting it by a stepdown transformer (230 V --> 120 V).

      I am planning to buy Klipsch Promedia 2.1 from US. It is rated with 120 V, 60Hz.
      So, I am now thinking it it works fine when I use a stepdown transformer to get 120 V supply to connect to Klipsch Promedia 2.1
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      thanks a lot for the help man! really appreciate it, but i have a question i have a Logitech Z623 computer speaker system, bought from the US it says 120v and 60Hz do you think it'll work?

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  3. Thanx man, I've got a PS3 from US recently, was dead confused about the power needs and options I had to make it work here, without frying up the toy :P
    ...this was a gr8 help...keep it up!!

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    1. Thanks much Parth and glad you found the post useful. 110V converter should not create an issue, but then I would rather that you check with the store vendor. That said, when there are 110/120v converters available, why worry about 110v ones :)

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  4. I have another question though, I find a lot of 110 V converter, and the requirement for my PS is 120V, so does it work?

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  5. thanks.. just what I was looking for.. very helpful

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  6. Hi there! very grateful for this article, however what about the frequency ? I mean I need (as your device also says) 60 hz, while I have only 50 hz available ? will that also been converted by the transformer or it doesn't mind ?

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    1. Hi, It is 50Hz here too and I checked with the guy at the store... And he mentioned that it would not matter. I have been using the transformer for sometime now without issues. That said, I would still recommend that you check with your vendor before you can use it. But am sure the frequency will not matter.

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  7. Hi Somu, this is really good info. Thanks a lot buddy. I am looking for a good quality step down which also works as a stabilizer and also works as an MCB to avoid any short circuit. Not been able to find anything online and I don't want to buy from local dealer to avoid any issues. Any recommendations of a good quality step down of 1000W capacity?

    Vimal (Mumbai)

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  8. Hi
    I have some kitchen appliances bought from us such as 2 lice toaster,
    mini oven. they need 800 to 1200 wattage.
    Can I find such high power transformer here or I will have to order a custom.

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    1. Hi Sujal,

      Higher wattage "should" be available and would be on the expensive side. However, am not exactly sure. Will have to actually check at the electronics store.

      Cheers.

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  9. Hi,
    looking to get an Kitchen Appliances from USA it should be 325 watts. should i get something exactly 325 watts or even 500watts step down transformer is ok?
    is it advisable to go to electronic market like SJP road in bangalore or Wallace road or richies street in Chennai

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    1. Hi Bilal, 325 or more (even 500) is what you should get... Ideally more than 325 would make it a safer bet for you. I am not sure about B'lore, but in Chennai Mercy electronics would be the place to go to... Else any good electronics store in the city.

      Hope that helps :)

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  10. Lovely and very useful write-up Somu!
    Whenever I get electrical stuff from US the first thing I look up are the tech specs, i get a sigh of relief if the voltage range is 110-240V.
    Frequency doesn't affect most modern electronic equipment like phone chargers, laptops, cameras, etc. But from my experience one has be to be careful while buying electrical clocks from US. Transformers only convert the voltage, not the frequency. The frequency cycle difference will cause electric clocks and timing circuits to keep incorrect time, Indian clocks will run faster on 60 Hz electricity and American clocks will lose some 10 minutes every hour when used in India, and one may end up sleeping more :)
    Hope these additional points on frequency will help people to decide better.

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    1. Hi Samson, thanks a lot for that input. Infact I did not know much about frequency and so did not bother to write about it. Your information on frequency is very useful. I shall update your comment in the main post itself with due credits. Hope I get your approval for that :)

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    2. Any advise for Samsung 55” USA tv that only works on 60hz.. I did not find any vol transformer with o/p in 60hz.?

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  11. Hi Somu,
    Even I was in the notion that frequency doesn't affect the electronic equipment, but when i started losing few minutes from my digital clock, I realized that the frequency factor needs to be checked. Online search helped me to understand this better. I learnt it from my experience and with the help of online resources, so the credits are not really required :)

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  12. Hi Somu,
    thanks for the info.
    My doubt is whether a converter(1000w) with electronic circuit work for a 32 inch LCD TV(200W). Your converter should be having coils, if I am not wrong. The one I bought has electronic Circuit. I enquired in another shop, where I was told not to use it and only coiled ones suit my TV. Do you have any idea of this difference?

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    1. Hi Sonjeith, considering it is a 32 inch LCD, I would have to tell you that I may not be qualified to provide an accurate answer. For small tools, this is fine, but for bigger electronics, I think you should try to speak to the store guys. They will be better equipped to address your queries. Sorry about that.

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  13. Sir,
    We have bought power juicer form US. Which requires 120v , 2.5A supply. Please suggest me the voltage converter. May i know whether the converter mentioned in the below link suits my appliance or not? Awaiting your soon reply. Thanking you.

    http://www.ebay.in/itm/1600-W-Watts-220V-110V-Step-Down-Voltage-converter-SMPS-based-FUSE-/180944716754#ht_3544wt_1139

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    1. The one you have shared can handle up to 1600W, while all you need is a converter that can handle up to 120x2.5=300 watts... So anything around the range of 350 to 400 watts should address your requirement. That said, the one shared in your link will very well suit your juicer needs (assuming it can handle upto 1600 Watts) :)

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  14. Hi,


    I bought massager from USA, and my mom tried stwiching it on by plugging it directly here in India. It obviously did not work. Later i bought step down converter which was of 110v still it did not work. My tool is having voltage specification as 120 volt. I am not sure whether the tool will work or not as my mother used it first time w/o converter. Do you know if that will work if i try with 120v converter?

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    1. Hi, if you look at the transformer picture above, it states that it is a 110/120V transformer, so ideally the massager should work. That said, it is quite possible that it may have ended up having an issue when it was plugged in directly earlier. You may want to check that out.

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  15. Hi Somu,
    I am planing to buy a Blender whose electrical specification for US are as below
    Volts/Watts: 120 volt, 50/60 Hz 12 amps (North America) . i.e. 120 v at 1440 Watt. I am bit confused on which converter would be best suited. Since Some sites show the heavy duty once and others are too small as mentioned in these sites
    (heavy duty) http://www.maxineindia.com/tran_stepdown.htm.
    (smaller version) http://www.ebay.in/itm/1600-W-Watts-220V-110V-Step-Down-Voltage-converter-SMPS-based-FUSE-/180944716754#ht_3544wt_1139

    So can you recommend me what would be best suited for my need.

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    1. Hi Abee, The specification (smaller version) clearly states that you cannot use equipments with more than 1600 Wattage which means your Blender surely can be used with the smaller version. Just to be on the safer side, see if you can take the specification to the electronics store and have them validate the same.

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  16. Somu, two questions for you.

    got a fluval air pump for my aquarium.... Backside read 120v & max 4.0 w....

    Does max 4.0 w mean we can onlu use converter with similar specification, in the sense max 4.0 watts..... Bcz the electrical guy gave one with max 20 watts

    I'm running it in 110v converter, costed me 175... I feel the motor getting louder day by day.... Should go for a decent one than the current or purchase something for 120volts. If possible plZ suggest one

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    1. Hi Jey, Most converters would be 110 / 120 V converters. And 20watts should not be an issue as the pump specification states that it can only go up to 4watts. Honestly, I am not able to recommend one as I have not extensively used transformers. That said, since wattage requirement is low, any plug in adapter will work like a charm.

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    2. Awesome... thanks for quick response.... Jey

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  17. i have bissell 38B1-L vacuum cleaner.
    it needs o/p of 120V, 60 hz, 2 A.
    Please suggest me converter for same to use in india.

    Thanks,
    Ruchik Dave
    dave.ruchik@gmail.com

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  18. It would be nice if you share some link or suggest any company name & model number for same.

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  19. The voltage transformers are used in case of voltage fluctuations. You can confer the rigth flow of electricity to the electrical appliances inside your home and save the same from damages.
    Automatic Voltage Stabilizer Manufacturers, Servo Stabilizer Manufacturers, Isolation Transformer Manufacturers

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  20. Hi, I have purchased a cordless telephone system with base phone and a cordless unit both of which are provided with 2 power adapters/charger. The input voltage is 110v and output is 6.2 volts. Can we get converters in Delhi for that system and could you give me address of the store if you have.
    Thanks,

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    1. Hi, Yes you will be able to get converters. Unfortunately am from Chennai and do not know any stores in Delhi. You can check out with your local electronics store. They should certainly be able to help.

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  21. hi Somu i am baseball player & i have baseball ball throwing machine. its details are as given below.

    1) Operates on standard 110v AC.
    2) its Motor RPM is 6800
    3)Volts DC90
    4) AMP=0.9
    5)HP is 1/15
    6) throws ball 45mph

    1) should i take 1500 WATS or 2000 WATS step down transformer?
    2)Then which company step down transformer you will suggest? any standard company for the same?

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  22. The voltage stabilizers happen to be the best options for protecting you electrical devices from damage. They maintain a steady voltage output during voltage fluctuations.

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  23. Hi

    I am going to buy a coffee machine from the US and use it here in India. Need a good step down converter for this purpose. But in some articles I read that this is not safe and might damage the product in long term. Can you confirm? did you face any issues using the step down converter? Any specific brands you suggest?

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    1. Hi Kunal, I have a oscillating multi tool from the US for which I use the voltage converter. So far have had no issues. I bought my transformer at the local electronics store and the brand was as recommended by the store guy. Since I do not have reasons to work with various brands, I do not have an idea on the other brands in use.

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  24. Hello Mr. Somu
    I am contemplating of purchasing certain carpentary tools in US and bring them to India.
    Your suggestion as to step down stabilizer is very helpful. It is to the point without beating round the bush.
    Thank You
    Chiranjeevi Rao, Pusapati

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    1. Hi,

      Thanks for your honest feedback. Happy that this post is reaching the intended audience. Though a little late, have responded to your mail. Do let me know should you need any further inputs.

      Thanks again. Cheers.

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  25. Hi Somu,

    I have a TV (300 Watt) + Home Theater systems (1500 Watt) and Xbox (500Watt), now my question is if I buy one step down transformer with 1500/2000 watt's and connect it to spike and use it for all the three different electronics described above? I am trying to minimize the number of transformers to buy. Will this work? Please advise.

    Thanks,
    Raghav

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  26. Hi Somu,

    Have a couple of questions -
    1. I have a 120V LCD HD TV which I am planning to bring to India. Do I need just a 110/120V step down voltage converter to use the TV. Also, I have a Wii gaming system which I plan to use. In this case, can I use the same Step down voltage converter and a spike or extension chord and connect both the devices to the same step down converter.

    2. Do I need a voltage stabilizer in addition to the step down converter?

    Any suggestions would be most helpful.
    Thanks

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  27. Hi Somu,
    I purchased a juicer from the US and its got a 110 60 Hz spec. I believe a step down transformer is not tough to find but what about the frequency bit ? Also its mentioned 600W max, would that mean the transformer should be 600 W max , more or less ? Please help

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  28. Hi Bharat,
    Please find below a comment that one of the readers (Samson) left. It pretty well explains the frequency factor :

    "Frequency doesn't affect most modern electronic equipment like phone chargers, laptops, cameras, etc. But from my experience one has be to be careful while buying electrical clocks from US. Transformers only convert the voltage, not the frequency. The frequency cycle difference will cause electric clocks and timing circuits to keep incorrect time, Indian clocks will run faster on 60 Hz electricity and American clocks will lose some 10 minutes every hour when used in India, and one may end up sleeping more :)
    Hope these additional points on frequency will help people to decide better."

    Watts can be more than 600W. But not less. What is the ampere requirement ? You can do a volt * ampere to calculate the watt requirement if the 600W max is a bit confusing.

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    1. Thank you Somu. Unfortunately the manufacturer seems to more interested in recipes and etc, because i went through the papers and the juicers body for amp requirement I was unable to find it. 600W max is all i could gather. I would ask for a 500-600W transformer would it work?

      Thanks for the help, really appreciate it.

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  29. Hi. I have ordered a Jaybird Bluebuds X Bluetooth earphones from amazon.com. I contacted the customer care and they told me that when charging the BlueBuds X, the adapter must output no greater than 5V 1A. I want to know if I have to use some sort of voltage converter to charge it through the wall socket in India. These are manufactured in the USA. I am importing it from the USA. Please help me in this regard.

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    1. This is the standard voltage and cuurent rating for USB chargers. Most smart phone chargers will output these values. The tablet chargers are usually 5V 2 Amps. Though a tablet can be charged with a regular USB charger it will take more time. So no need to import a charger just use the one available locally. Though there are two popular types of connectors(there are many more used by some specific brands though that is rare.) among these the ones that charge the smart phones have most of the market share.

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  30. Somu : where can I buy a transformer

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  31. Watts fr the transformer shd be 25 % more than the required..... most equipment will not be affected by the frequency difference as most devices further convert the 110-120 v to dc internally...that being said the ones with motors may get affected in the long term.....

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  32. Automatic voltage Stabilizers are in high demand to save your expensive electrical devices from damage. The voltage Stabilizers are indispensable to ensure the longevity of the electronic devices at your home.

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  33. My parents bought an Aroma Rice/Food Steamer/Slow Cooker from US .
    it states :Use only with a 120v AC power outlet.Let me know how can we make use of it in India power stds.I think it would require step down converter,where do i find it in bangalore.
    I has a Universal travelling converter however it seems to hv gone faulty as we tried to plug it for making use of the new Rice cooker.
    pls suggest,also what rating of wattage should be opt for such equipements.is it 50w or 1600 watt.
    seek inputs

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    1. Converters are not transformers. They are just plug adaptors. Look at the rating on your cooker you will get the answer. Though try to take a transformer about 25% higher than your device requires. Maxine has dealers in Bangalore google them or visit their website they are very helpful. Rating will be in the range of 1600 Watts.

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  34. Hi Somu, Nice to know You are a woodworker like me. This is the reason most of the woodworking tools from the US are not available in Indian markets. But the variety of tools available in the US market is unbeatable. I can still put up with the Imperial measurements. I am just upgrading my router table and ordered a Woodpecket router table insert. Will be mounting a Dewalt 625 router underneath.

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  35. Hi Somu, First of all - A great article with incredible information. Thanks. I have got a small table fan from the US which has power specifications like the one below :

    120 VAC, 60HZ, 0.5A - written on the bottom of the fan
    Use only 125V - 5A max - written on the power cord

    May I request you to assist what kind of a step down converter would help me here ?

    Greetings,
    Sandeep.

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  36. Hi Somu,

    Can anyone please answer the below question asked by Raghav? I have exactly the same configuration and would need help.

    Raghav: "I have a TV (300 Watt) + Home Theater systems (1500 Watt) and Xbox (500Watt), now my question is if I buy one step down transformer with 1500/2000 watt's and connect it to spike and use it for all the three different electronics described above? I am trying to minimize the number of transformers to buy. Will this work? Please advise."

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  37. Hi Sandy,

    I had to reach out to my electrician at work to get an answer to this.

    So, the requirement you have can be addressed by a single transformer.

    The input to the transformer comes from your power socket and the output connects to a spike. The wattage of the transformer should be equal to or greater than the maximum wattage requirement of the equipment.

    So in this case, 1500watt transformer would suffice. Only catch here though is that you cannot use any of the other equipments when the Home Theater system is on. However the XBox and TV can run parallely. If you need all three to run parallely, ensure the transformer wattage is equal to the cumulative value of the wattages of all three equipments.

    Hope that clarifies. And thanks for bringing it up again. Was a learning for me too :)

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    1. Thanks for the reply, helped me a lot..!! Also, I was going through some stuff parallely and found that it is not very safe to use a power strip with surge protector when using a transformer. Even if we use one, we have to use it on the 110V side of the 220-110v transformer only (as you have mentioned), else can be lethal. If at all one wants to use it, we need to make sure that the power strip contains only 1 varistor. If it contains more than 1 varistor, it can be dangerous.

      Your reply has strengthened my learning and I will be going for a 3000W stepdown transformer to be used with a power strip (without a surge protector).

      Thanks again :)

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  38. Hey somu thanks fr your wonderful article
    I have an icecream maker i got from.usa now it says 120 v and they have mentioned its 50 watts
    So i have to buy stabilizer more than 50 watts right
    Is thay true from what i habe understood from the article
    How much does the stabilizer come for ? And where will i find it
    Please do reply thank you

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    1. Hi Disha, yes you are correct. If you are going to use the ice cream maker in India, you will need a transformer that is 50watts or more. For 50Watts, you will get plug in adapters in the market which will cost anywhere between 350 to 400 INR. I have posted a link in the post, you may check and even do an online purchase. But any electronics store would be stocking it. Hope that helps.

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  39. What i mean is i need to get step down transformer of 50 watts running on 120 v can u please help me

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  40. bro i buyed tv from us and now i am in india
    samsung un32eh5300 32 inch led tv
    i connected this tv to directly without voltage converter and starts no problem at all
    in tv sticker it shows AC110-120V- 69W
    tipical power-29W
    and where i plug electric cable there written 250V -5A
    i nees voltage converter? or i can use it directly?

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  41. Somu I need your help here. Ive bought a ameda breast pump US made but I've missed the adapter now I don't know as what adapter I should look out for it requires 120v 60hz 20.2v input. Pls help me out with this ive a voltage converter

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  42. Hey.I have a xbox one from USA..please recommend the specification for a step down transformer...Details on adapter are below
    Input:100-127V~4.91A,50/60hz
    Output:12V~17.9A , 5Vsb~1A

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  43. Hi! This was a really useful article! I am getting a piece of kitchen equipment from the US. It is 1.3HP, 120v, 60hz. What brand and model of transformer would you recommend? Any idea what it might cost me? And where can I get it? I am in Annanagar, Chennai. Thanks in advance! And thanks again for this awesome article :)

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  44. Wow finally I found some information on this. I have got a 1500 watts blender that runs on 60hz.
    I was searching for step down convertors but am confused.
    The plug in type(that is also called electronic type and/or SMPS type) say that you should not use it on power drills and electronic circuitry type of appliances. Only for heating elements like irons, stoves etc
    The transformer type says in this link says not to electricals http://www.tradus.com/voltage-power-converter-220v-110v-1600w-smps-based-1600-watts-convertor/p/ELAMQ6ALMPJDQEWF?utm_source=ibiboads&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=aff-IA-cheapestinindia
    I am just totally confused.
    Do you think something that works for a power drill should work for a blender too?
    Please advise the best solutions. The transformer based ones like the one you have are costing not less than 4500 rupees.
    While the plugin type(SMPS based) is pretty cheap its starting from 500 bucks.
    Thanks
    Great blog. never seen anything like this in India. Am going to share and subscribe.
    The DIY concept is not very popular here unlike America

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  45. Hi, i recently bought XBOX ONE from usa to india but plugged the PSU directly, the power tripped at my home, now u dont know whether it will work or has damaged. But have bought voltage step down convertor of 250 watt.
    Now my query is..
    . Is the 250 watt sufficient as its written nowhere in console about the wattage &
    . Should i connect the PSU again using VOLTAGE convertor or how to check whether the PSU is working?
    Please solve my query.
    Thanks.

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  46. Hey Somu thanks valuable article,
    I am planning to buy a Yamaha Sound projector which I want to use back home in India.
    Voltage description as mention
    [U.S.A. and Canada models]......................................... AC 120 V, 60 Hz

    • Power Consumption..........................................................................55 W
    Please guide me what capacity step down transformer I required?
    I search and found in India also I can get 100W and above Step down transformer which cost around 1500India Rupees.

    http://www.ebay.in/itm/MAXINE-100w-Voltage-Converter-220-110-Step-Down-100-Copper-Transformer-Based-/261539838708?pt=IN_DVD_Players_Recorders&hash=item3ce4fd3af4


    YUDH



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    1. Hi Yudh,

      You would get your transformer very much here in India. You would need a minimum of 55W. The 100W transformer will more than serve its purpose for the sound projector.

      I bought my 250W transformer for Rs.900. Am sure the local electronics store should be able to provide a more competitive price than Rs.1150 for the 100W transformer.

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  47. Hi Somu,

    Thanks for valuable inputs.
    Quick one, do I face any issue between
    (USA) AC 120V, 60Hz vs (India) AC 220-240 V, 50/60Hz


    YUDH




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  48. Hi Somu

    I bought Sony Receiver where it says AC 120V/60Hz and Power Consumption is 250W. I be live that i can with similar one that you bought.

    Chethan

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    1. Dear Chetan, you are right... 250W transformer should suffice. Just to be safer, try getting one that is above 250W. Otherwise, you are good to go :)

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  50. hi somu will u pleaseee let me know where in mumbai will i find step down converters for my bose companion 3 which i got it from US
    everywhere i go and search i end up findin transformers for industrial use
    please help me

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  51. Hi Somu, First of all I would like to say my thanks to you for this great article and your kind help.

    I brought a juicer from US which says 120v~60hz 1000w.

    Will "Electronic Type 1600 Watts" displayed in the below link works with this juicer?

    http://maxineindia.com/tran_stepdown.htm

    What is the difference between SMPS based converter and transformers based converters?

    I appreciate your help.

    Vishal

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  52. Somu, This is helpful information. I am planning to bring few of electronic items from US like TV, XBOX, Home Theater. I am also planning to buy 3000 watt step down transformer. My question is can I connect US power strip to transformer?

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  53. Hi Somu
    we have brought a juicer from US to INDIA spec of that juicer is 110v 60Hz 200watt
    how to use this juicer in INDIA

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  54. Somu,

    Very useful info in this blog.I had purchased a laptop speaker set from US. I plugged it in as soon as I got back to India and it went kaput. Only then did I think about the converter. My bad. Wish I had read this blog earlier.

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  55. Hi,

    I bought room heater from USA having 120V 60H and 1500W

    plug it into indian socket ....
    it run for 5-10 sec then turned off. now not running

    Will it run again if i buy step down voltage converter???

    Exact product is DeLonghi TCH8093ER Ceramic Heater

    Also SMPS based would be sufficient or i need to buy bulky transformer based??

    Please reply at earliest.. Its very urgent...

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  56. Thanks a lot Somu for your inputs this is really appreciated .

    Regards,
    Raj

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  57. Hello somu. I have a query.i have a voltge converter with a 1000 wattage, 50- 60 hz input and output capacity. I want to connect two electronic devices that together wont need a 1000 wattage requirement but would have a 50 to 60 hz requirement. Can i connect 2 of such to my voltage converter? I have another question. Ive read that u should never a use a spike buster with a voltage converter and i generally use the belkin one. The voltage converter that i have has one plug point and to connect 2 devices to it i need a 2 plug point adapter that is not a spike buster. Which one do you suggest i get?

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  59. Sir I purchsed light bulbs from USA with holder and I plugged it into extension board(240v) in India. It worked for 10 minutes and then it stopped working. My holder, switch and bulbs are not burned or blacked out but it doesn't work at all now. Have I damaged my product. Please help.

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    1. Yes Addi. you have damage the products in the sense that USA voltage is 120v so any volts greater than it will cause problems. Sorry!!

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  60. Dear I have Xbox 360 with kenet from US with 110v and 3.5A, wanted to use Xbox in India, please advise me howmany watt voltage convertor I need.

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  61. Hi Somu,
    Thats a nice informative Blog,
    Would like to have your expert guidence on purchsed projector for work form US.
    Written specifically on the manual
    120v AC 60 Hz, 4.7 amps
    • 220/240 Volt AC 50 Hz units are wired so that both incoming leads may
    be shut off at the switch.
    It would be niceif you could suggest me transformer i can use for the purchased projecter it would a very helpful.
    Thankyou

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  62. Hi Somu,

    Thanks for the wonderful article. I need your suggestion. I have recently bought a ps4 from Japan and intend to use it in India. The box states that it needs 100 V and 250 W. I have bought a 110 V/50 Watt. Step down transformer. Will it work or I would need to buy a new one with revised config. Also, if you could help me understand that the power output of the transformer should be more or less than the PS4 power requirement.

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  63. Wow, what great information. I am sure the info on your blog will help others, as I am trying to do as well.

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  64. How niche and so much information's. This site maybe helping and educating. Thanks

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  65. Top Manufacturer of Isolation transformers in Mumbai

    I hope this article is useful for the developers who thrive at making their asp.net application an absolutely impossible place for the hackers to deal with.

    Happy reading!

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  66. This is very nice post i m very like it and i appreciate you for good work keep it up it is very useful for me

    Compression Load Cell | Shear Beam Load Cell

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  67. Nice..keep up the good work , hope your now in my reading list.Thanks a lot for share.

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  68. Hi. Your post was helpful. I did get the converter but my appliance (a hair curling iron) still doesn't heat up. It says 120 on the iron and I did bring the converter after consulting with the electrician. Has this conked off or is the product faulty?

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  69. Top Manufacturer of Isolation transformers in Maharashtra
    This is something
    I really wanted to read-up on,
    plus you gave some extra
    links for further reading.

    Thanks for the resources!
    Thank you for this
    Information.

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  70. hey
    i Just brought PS4 from US and i want to use it in india, as on the power code it written 7A 125V, so can i use the power code directly to my wall electric plug.????? If no the please recommend some adapter or converter.
    Need ur Suggestion

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    1. The best interest of your tool or electronics, you need to ensure they are readily suited for use under Indian Power conditions. If not, there are few things that you are expected to know and adhere to and it is new and useful to me.

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  71. Please am in Ghana and I have some electronic staffs from USA. I want to use one stepdown and connect and extension board to it so i can connect all devices. will that work?? pls

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  72. My U.S. based gaming adaptor reads: Input = 100V - 127V, 4.91A and Output = 12V, 17.9A. As the Input and Output wattage are different, I am wondering whether I should buy step-down transformer based on Input wattage (625W) or Output wattage (215W) for use in India. Experts, please suggest. Thanks in advance !

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  73. Does vaccum cleaner of specifications 120 v 60 Hz 300watts 3.4 A work in India if so what type of converter do I Need to use
    will just the step downVoltage transformer work

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  74. Hi
    I have a Rapid egg cooker it's voltage is given us 120v,frequency as 60Hz ,power as 360 watts
    I have a blender and it has the message as "the cord should be plugged into a120V AC electrical outlet only"
    I have a griddle and it has the message as "the cord should be plugged into a 120V AC electric outlet only" and watts are given as 1500 watts.
    All the above are bought in USA could you please let me know what voltage converter do I need to use in India .
    Appreciate your help...thanks in advance

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  75. thank you for writings but i lost 1

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  76. Hi Somu,

    I am shipping my Samsung LED 40" 110W, 110V, 120HZ from USA to here. what is the converter I can go for ? Orae kulapama iruku pa .help me

    Regards
    Sriram

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  77. Hi, Somu
    Can you offer advice regarding taking a sewing machine from the US to India? Apparently the wattage can vary between 300 -750 watts,and some companies specifically disclaim responsibility with use of transformers.
    Your blog is very useful.Thanks

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  78. Hi, I need your Advice, we got Laser printer of Canon ( Model-MF4880DW ) from U.S and it doesn't work properly with voltage of 200 V, when i check the back of the printer it clearly mentions that it is 110-127 V 50/60 Hz, just wanted to know how will it work

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  79. Question about Makita DC18RC Charger from USA

    I have a Makita DC18RC Fast Charger and the 18V drill from USA . I tried to plug it into an outlet here in Bangalore using a travel converter (like this http://www.willgoo.com/universal-travel-usb-plug-adaptor-w-surge-protector-p-416.html) and it blew a fuse in the house. Is there a converter that will work here in India to charge my drill battery?
    Any information will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
    Scott
    scottledanse@yahoo.com

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  80. Hi Somu,
    I'll be travelling to India with my preemie baby from us, which will,require me to use a breast pump brand-Hygeia  US. Which requires 120v , 2.5A supply. Please suggest me a very good voltage converter which will allow me to use this pump at least 8 times a day for 20-30 min each session, , thanking you in advance

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  81. Hi Somu,
    I'll be travelling to India with my preemie baby from us, which will,require me to use a breast pump brand-Hygeia  US. Which requires 120v , 2.5A supply. Please suggest me a very good voltage converter which will allow me to use this pump at least 8 times a day for 20-30 min each session, , thanking you in advance

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  82. It's specified as 12V so I assume it's 120v

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  83. I have already done the damage;( any option to get my ninja mixer working here in India.
    I got it from US this month and machine label days
    1100 W
    120 V ~ 60hz

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  84. I have already done the damage;( any option to get my ninja mixer working here in India.
    I got it from US this month and machine label days
    1100 W
    120 V ~ 60hz

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  85. Hi Somu
    we have brought a juicer from US to INDIA spec of that juicer is 110v 60Hz 200wa

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  86. While doing conversion from volt to watt, remember to convert mamps (milli amp) to amps and then multiply by volt

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  87. Please am in Ghana and I have some electronic staffs from USA. I want to use one stepdown and connect and extension board to it so i can connect all devices

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  88. Good one and a berry nesessary one tooo! Brought a heavy duty hair trimmer for our pet from the US, and got a step down adaptor from the nearby electronic shop, it so happened that the wattage was low and the appliance made horrible noise and the adaptor actually broke!!!!!!! Since then haven't used the trimmer. But now after going through ur post ,, which I luckily chanced upon..I am having hopes !!

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  89. Hello SOmu,

    I need help regarding my Home theater and Amplifier purchased from US.

    I purchased Harmon Kardon Home theater and Amplifier, but the main issue here is what kind of step down converter should I buy, so that I could get 110-120V with 60HZ output. What would it cost me and where will I get it.
    Is there any thing else I need to take care of, as I am thinking to connect it with spike for 2 output for both Home theater and Amplifier.

    Please help... NIranjan

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  90. incase if i have already blown up what are the chances I could get it fixed. I recently got pioneer AVR and as soon as I plugged in, it made buzz sound and off. then never turned on back. there was one light near the where the wire enters at back of the avr. So what you think happened?

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  91. Any advise for Samsung 55” USA tv that only works on 60hz.. I did not find any vol transformer with o/p in 60hz.

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