Please check the following points if you are unsure of what size Stepdown Transformer to select for other appliances:
is your appliance? Will your appliance be used for a brief period or running
8ZED Range of Step Down Power Converters have two power ratings. 1st rating is for 1
hour or less use, 2nd power rating is for use over an hour duration or continuous use. These are
safety power rating parameters to ensure the converter runs cool and lasts many
years to come. ** Many users have a tendency to hide the converter away behind
appliances or in cupboards (in some cases not allowing adequate airflow) hence it is advisable to have the safety allowance built in to avoid overheating and thus to ensure longer life of the transformer unit.
- Does your appliance have a motor, pump, heating element or compressor?
including one of these elements may require a larger transformer model ( higher rating ) than
indicated by the power draw specification. These high power surge elements have
large start up power requirements. Typically, you should select a transformer 3
to 6 times stated power draw.
unsure , please ask and make sure to check out the following example as a guide.
: If your appliance states 120V 60Hz and 6.15A then this
will be the max current draw, 120x 6.15 = 738watts , the best matched
transformer in this case is the ST-1000 , But if powering for over an hour then
select the ST-1500
- Is your appliance two pin or three pin?
8ZED Step Down Converters have the universal socket to suit all three
variables.Two pin, Two pin Keyed “one pin is thicker” and the Three pin “two
flat one round”
won’t my appliance plug in?
8ZED Stepdown converters are manufactured using high quality pressed metal pin
sockets and in the initial instances of usage, a slight amount of force will be
required to plug your appliance in.
What about the frequency of 60Hz to 50Hz?
be alarmed, What this means in regards to your appliance is that:
In the case of motors
they will turn approximately 8-10% slower.
In case of fridges, the temperature will be
slightly higher, hence the need to adjust the sensor to the next adjustment.
Whilst many items with speed controls are not affected, such as sewing machines
and most turn tables. In minor cases there are “digital” speed controllers used
on turntables which will be affected.
Home AV receivers are mostly immune but
in some cases and field studies there are some chipsets that control the Video
signal that are affected.
One example is Onkyo AV Receivers cannot sync picture
to the TV. Game Consoles, Please seek further assistance, As each console
In some cases a converter cannot be used.
Now for all the chefs out there,
Kitchenmaid mixers , All KSM 150 series Ie. the general ones, you will need the
ST-500, For all the Kitchenmaid pro’s, you will need the ST-1000 model.
****NB Please ensure you do not NOT plug in or attempt to power up your US 120 Volt appliances directly from 240 volt Aus mains supply. You may void your warranty for your item if you do so and also void your ability to return/ exchange your stepdown transformer unit, if you have first used your appliance directly from Australian mains supply****