If you are unsure about what stepdown you will need please check these questions:
- What is the total watts used by the appliances that is to be connected to the Transformer? Total watts are less than or equal to the VA rating of the below transformer needed
- Does your appliance have a motor*?
- If a motor is included then this increases power usage from the stepdown - so a 25% extra buffer must be added to the watt requirement
- Does your appliance have a mechanical timing device? If so, how critical is this timing device? If a timing device is included the speed of the device may change due to the frequency change, 60Hz to 50Hz.
- If you know Amps of your device then watts required= Amps x 110v (eg 5Amps x 115 = 575 watts)
- Do you wish to use multiple appliances from one stepdown?
- check total watts of all devices, this must be less than the VA rating of the stepdown & you will need a USA Power board to run multiple devices. (see our ebay store)
- If still unsure please contact us to work out which Step Down you will need
Will your stepdowns run 24 hours Continuously? Why is this an important difference between yours and others?
Tortech stepdown transformers are rated at a continuous rating.
This means the transformers are designed to run at full rating as designated for a 24 hour continuously. Unlike others we do not deceive customers by offering a short time rated rating, where the transformer can not operate for periods longer then an hour at maximum rating.
For Example: A 2000w stepdown that runs for 1 hour at 2000w and then drops to 1400w rating continuous after. This is a very important difference between Tortech units and we believe it is false advertising to offer otherwise. All Tortech stepdowns are guaranteed to run at maximum rate continuously.
Qn: What makes your stepdowns much safer ?
We use 2 methods of safety protection with our transformers:
1) Our Transformers use a fuse for short circuit protection and overload current conditions. This is to handle a very large increase in overload current.
2) Inbuilt thermal over load protection is the second method of protection with every enclosed transformer. This prevents the transformer from over heating.The transformer has incorporated into the primary circuit, a thermal overload switch which monitors the internal temperature of the toroidal transformer.
All units are thermally tested to comply with Australian Standard AS/NZS61558.
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