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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 2
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 4
Cheap and useful device – 50W 220V to 110V Power Transformer Reviews

posted by borugurq on 10/17/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
- Very cheap for a device like this
Cons:
- Doesn't do frequency conversion. Most 220~230V countries use 50Hz instead of 60Hz, which is what a 110V device would expect to receive. In most cases this will only result in a slightly higher power draw, tho.
- North American connector on a device that uses 220~230V input? What were they thinking...
- The power rating is only 50W.
- Plugs with a wider neutral blade wont fit without modifications (you need to cut the plastic around the socket a bit).
- Grounded plugs wont fit either.
Other:
I bought two of these and there's something loose inside both of them. They still work properly, tho.
Bottomline:
Well, it's cheap allrgiht. And it does what it promises to do. And that's about it. If the cons don't bother you, it's a good deal.
Don't forget to grab yourself a plug converter as well if you buy one of these.

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