29 Sep

220V to 110V Conversion: Is it necessary?

Electrical appliances do vary from industry to industry, starting from specifications to design and efficiency. One of the major specifications that do come boldly indicated on every other electrical appliance involves the voltage within which it is supposed to operate, as well as the wattage, which indicates the power consumption rate of the appliance. While many people do not take note of these simple requirements, sometimes they are so critical that missing on them could precipitate a very dangerous situation or even make it impossible to operate the gadget. Majority of the domestic appliances fall in the range of 220 V and 110 V, but do the differences matter to you?

Majority of the modern electronics do come with a range of power input components, as well as countermeasures against possible overflows, including protection and attempts to stabilize the power to the required levels. However, some of the older equipment, or those that may not have these features and capabilities yet, may require that you only subscribe to the required power connection levels. For the previous kind, connection to any acceptable power supply will work just fine, but for the latter case you may be in for a rude shock depending on the side of the sphere you find yourself.

Plugging a 110 V appliance into a 220 V socket will lead to a calamitous situation. Essentially, the power going through this gadget and its electrical components will quadruple, sending the appliance up in flames and sparks, smoke and a grind to a halt. For appliances with better protection systems you will have the fuse blow, or better if it has a strong circuit breaker that can effectively cut the large power and safely avoid any serious occurrences. For unprotected gadgets this may be their end, making a sad day for you.

Plugging a 220 V appliance into a 110 V socket may be less calamitous, but because the socket is unable to provide the required level of current, the appliance will simply not work. This may mean that components with heaters may never come to the required temperature, demanding that you wait close to forever for your meal to cook. Appliances with rotors and spinners may see no motion at all, and fans won’t rotate at any rate. If you are running appliances with bulbs then expect dim to no light as the energy supply falls below what is needed.

So what is the thing about conversion 220 V to 110 V. it heavily depends on the kind of appliances you have. While this may look a simple process to execute by installing adapters, at times you may have to overhaul the energy supply terminal and equip it with new gadgets that measure up to the desired levels. Make no mistake, this is not every man’s job and you may be required to do more of expert work than what already know. Always consult an expert electrician for qualified competent opinion before you move up.