Due to the different power environments of countries and regions in the world, there are also differences in civilian voltages, and the applicable voltage ranges of electrical appliances in various countries are also different. The common ones are 220V voltage and 110V voltage. With the development of global economic integration, the exchanges between people of various countries are becoming more and more frequent, and voltage converters have become a must-have for many people going abroad, bringing great convenience to people's lives. Today, we will give you a detailed introduction to what is a voltage converter and some precautions during the use of a voltage converter.
What is a voltage converter?
A voltage converter, also known as a "household transformer", is a kind of transformer, which is suitable for household appliances, such as hair dryers, cooking machines, rice cookers, sterilizers, electric kettles, air purifiers, etc. Its function is to realize the conversion between 220V and 110V voltage of household appliances, which can be divided into two types: 220V to 110V voltage converter and 110V to 220V voltage converter.
The voltage converter is 220V to 110V, and the voltage converter is connected to the 220V mains with a national standard power plug line, which can be directly connected to the domestic household mains. Turn on the switch, and the output end is a universal socket, and the electrical appliance can be used directly by connecting it to the socket.
Similarly, the voltage converter converts 110V to 220V. The output socket of the voltage converter is also a universal socket, which is suitable for all countries, and foreign electrical sockets can be used directly.
Tips for using a voltage converter
It is worth noting that in the process of using the voltage converter, there are also the following three points for attention:
- Before using the voltage converter, you need to confirm that the capacity of the voltage converter is sufficient. It is recommended that the power of the voltage converter be 10% higher than the rated power of the electrical appliance. First, to ensure that the converter can drive the electrical appliance normally, and second, to extend the use of the converter life.
- It must be ensured that the output voltage of the converter meets the voltage range required by the electrical appliance. The 220V to 110V voltage converter can connect to 100V-120V electrical appliances, and the 110V to 220V voltage converter can connect to 220V-240V electrical appliances.
- After the first use, it needs to be powered on for 15 minutes to warm up before connecting the electrical appliances; in addition, it is best not to run for a long time in daily use, and the power of the converter must be disconnected when not in use.