Do you need a converter for dual voltage?
If all your appliances are dual voltage, you don’t need to pack a converter. Most likely, when traveling overseas, you WILL need an adapter plug to plug your smartphone, tablet, laptop computer and other electronics into the wall outlet to charge.
Does Best Buy have power adapters?
Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for replacement power adapters. If you’re moving to a new country or want to be able to use your electronics in more than one location, you might want to consider buying a power adapter.
How do I buy a voltage converter?
Then, be sure to buy a converter with a wattage rating that is two to three times higher than the device you plan to operate in order to safely convert. For example, if your device or appliance is 600W, get a converter or transformer that is 1200W. When in doubt, buy a converter with a much higher wattage.
What size voltage converter do I need?
The size of a voltage converter is defined by the wattage. Therefore, the size you’ll need depends on which devices you’ll be powering and the number of watts they use. We would recommend using a voltage converter / transformer which has a Wattage that is 2 to 3 times higher than your appliance.
Why DC current is not used in homes?
Direct current is not used at home because for the same value of the voltage, DC is more lethal than AC since direct current does not go through zero. Electrolytic corrosion is more an issue with direct current. DC inductors are more complicated. It requires commutators, electronic switches and brushes.
How do I know what AC adapter I need?
The right AC adapter for your device is one with matching electrical ratings. The device’s input voltage and current must match the adapter’s output voltage and current. Check the device’s product label or user manual to see its rated voltage and current.