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Guide to Electrical Converters & Adapters

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What you need to take a 110v appliance overseas

  • If it is electric and between 50 and 1875 watts, take the 50-1875 watt converter and the appropriate adapter for your destination. [This information updated as of March 13, 2000]
  • If it is electric and between 1-50 watts, take the 1-50 watt mini-transformer and the appropriate adapter for your destination.
  • If it is electronic and between 1-50 watts, take the 1-50 watt mini-transformer and the appropriate adapter for your destination.
  • If it is electronic and OVER 50 watts, take the right wattage transformer and the appropriate adapter for your destination.

What you need to take a dual voltage appliance overseas

  • The appropriate adapter (3-pin grounded or 2-pin) for your destination.

What you need to take a dual voltage computer and modem overseas

  • Select appropriate grounded adapter for country of destination.
  • Select appropriate telephone jack adapter for country of destination.
  • Confirm presence of digital phone system. If yes, take a digital interface.
  • Tax impulsing in Germany and Austria will require a line filter.
  • You may also need a line tester to ensure that you have a good line for your modem.
  • A 220v surge protector. May require a grounded adapter plug.

What you need to take a 110v computer and modem overseas

  • Select appropriate transformer and grounded adapter for country of your destination. Allow a buffer of 10 watts before choosing transformer.
  • Select appropriate telephone jack adapter for country of destination.
  • Check presence of digital phone system. .
  • Tax impulsing in Germany and Austria will require a line filter. .
  • You may also need a line tester to ensure that you have a good line for your modem.
  • A 110v surge protector (plugged into the transformer), or a 220v surge protector and an adapter plug, which are plugged directly into the wall.

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