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Traveling abroad? Chances are you’ll need a voltage converter. Voltage is not standard across the world so you’ll need to plan ahead. In order to use your electrical items safely without deteriorating the life of your converter choose your converter based on capabilities first, then based on price.
Buying a cheap converter without doing your research is dangerous. If you use it incorrectly, it is possible that your converter will go up in flames. Literally. Some converters aren’t capable of supporting appliances like coffee makers and hair straighteners while others are.
Before going out to buy a converter, check your product’s label or owner’s manual. The label will tell you what voltage your product works best on. Some products are capable of working on all levels of voltage so you might not even need a converter. You don’t want to find that out after you’ve invested a chunk of your travel fund in a converter you don’t even need!
Once you’ve determined the voltage in the country you’re traveling to and your electrical items, you can begin to look for a converter that will be the safest and most capable. Not sure how to do this? Here’s a great infographic that will walk you through the steps of selecting a converter and suggests some great converters for you to check out.
Be sure to read your converter’s operating manual before using it and Happy Travels!
Check out this great Traveler’s Guide for Voltage Converters infographic (or click the image below).