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[ECONOMY] American Step Down Transformer

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Economy American Step Down Transformer – The Economy American Step Down transformers are designed to operate your American 110/120 Volts rated appliance in Australia on the Australian 240 Volts power mains supply.

Our Tortech Economy transformers include a fuse and thermal cut-out protection to ensure the transformer cannot be overloaded. Our other transformer type of the Isolated transformer model includes these protection features and also additional features including voltage spike protection and can help assist noise filters (see here for Isolated version).

This model is a single wound toroidal transformer, and is designed to only convert the voltage from 240 Volts Australian mains supply down to 110 Volts American rating, thus allowing your USA device to run in Australia.

Simply plug your transformer into the Aussie power wall socket, and then connect your American device into the USA power outlet on the unit. Once they are both connected, switch the power on at the wall socket and at the step down unit, and you’re ready to go!

Protect your American appliance - Buy a Step Down that is guaranteed safe:

  • Our transformers are made to the highest quality standards
  • All voltage converters come with a 1 Year Money Back Warranty
  • Designed to protect your device
  • Unlike others, our voltage converters are designed to run continuously 24/7 - read why important
  • Quality casing & included Safety Fuse protection
  • This new range is lighter & more compact
  • Safety fuse protection (50W and above)
  • Strong carry handle, enclosed and strong metal construction rubber feet (500W and above)
  • Thermal overload in the winding of the transformer
  • Thermally tested to Australian Standard AS/NZS61558
Service is Important.
We Offer Quality Service.

At TorTech, we offer assistance in selecting the right voltage converter for you! Our team of specialised engineers are happy to examine your product and assist in helping pair you with our recommended voltage converter out of a wide range of stock. If you are experiencing any difficulties from our transformers with your product, we can help resolve the issue by testing both the transformer and product at TorTech. We aim to ensure you can continue running your appliance without any problems.

Model Comparison

Part NumberWattsOutput AmpsDimensions (l x w x h)Weight
SD110-100A100W0.91A134mm x 92mm x 71mm1.5kg
SD110-300A300W2.73A168mm x 158mm x 91mm3.5kg
SD110-500A500W4.50A176mm x 159mm x 105mm4.5kg
SD110-1010A1000W9.10A209mm x 162mm x 128mm7kg
SD110-1500A1500W13.60A230mm x 182mm x 130mm10kg
SD110-2000A2000W18.20A230mm x 182mm x 130mm12kg
SD110-2400A2400W21.80A300mm x 230mm x 150mm16kg

If you are unsure about what stepdown you will need please check these frequently asked questions:

When decided on which Transformer will be suitable for your appliance/s, it is important to consider the Power Rating of the device/s you wish to run on the Transformer.

To determine the Power Rating of your appliance/s, you must determine the total wattage (W) or total ampere (A). This will be presented on the product in a electrical specification label, or in the product manual.

Once the total wattage (W) or total ampere (A) is determined, please use our ‘Calculator’ located on the tab section of this page. This calculator will help guide you on which Transformer is recommended using your appliance/s details.

Always note that the Transformer must always be 20-25% higher in wattage (W) rating than the total wattage of your appliance/s.

E.g: Playstation 3 uses 380 Watts, so you will need the 500 watt rated Step Down transformer.

If a motor is included in your appliance/s, then you should select a Step Down Transformer rating approx 25% higher than your motor as a buffer.  

Motors have a higher power demand on the Step Down Transformer and draw higher start-up currents which need to be allowed for.

Most motors have a rating plate on them with their power (VA), wattage (W) and/or ampere (A) rating.

If so, how critical is this timing device? Our Transformers convert the voltage (V) and cannot change the frequency (Hz). 

Please note Australia’s power grid supply operates at 50Hz. 

If a timing device is included, the speed of the device may change due to the frequency difference in the power grid. This results in the appliance/s operating at 50Hz (Australia) when designed for 60HZ (Western Japan). An example of which appliance/s may be more affected by this are: old clocks, motors/fans/microwaves.

 Most modern electronic devices should not be affected. Please read further about frequency for more information.

Calculation for Wattage:

Wattage (W) = Ampere (A) x Voltage (V)

An Example is Wattage = 5 Amps x 110 Volts = 550 Watts

Please check the total watts (W or VA) of all devices and ensure this is 20% lower than the power rating (W or VA) of the Step Down Transformer. If using more than two devices, please use a USA Powerboard to run multiples devices. 

Our Step Down transformers reviewed by toolreviews.com – read the Independent review of our Step Downs.

Additional FAQs about the frequency difference & more technical information, please read here.

For other general FAQs, please click here.

Still unsure which Step Down you will need? See our guide to choosing the right Step Down for you here.

For further technical assistance, please contact our Sales engineers on: (02) 9642 6003, by email at: enquiries@tortech.com.au or use our Design Form.

Quality toroidal transformer inside
Strong riveted carry handles
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22 reviews for [ECONOMY] American Step Down Transformer

  1. Matt

    Light, compact and works longer then other stepdowns. I have to buy a tortech stepdown as my other stopped working after 40 mins and I was told this was usual, the Tortech product works like a beaut, thanks tortech

  2. Frank

    Excellent product that works faultlessly, fast delivery, good shopping experience.

  3. George K

    Works well. Needed a reliable step-down transformer for my Kitchen aid and headpad. Really did not want something that would damage my Infrared heatpad as it is a pricey item that i specifically ordered from the USA because they are not available here. Was reassured by assistance over the phone that these stepdowns are safer as they are different as they use the round transformers inside which means they run for long periods of time.
    Pleased to say Ive been running my heapad for hours now over the last week and it works very well.!! Thank-you for your reassurance and time taken to explain this to me. I am recommending other people who buy items from USA to use your stepdowns.

  4. Casey

    Thankyou for your time and patience explaining to me why i needed a more powerful stepdown for my kitchenaid. I did not realise this and no one could explain why my other one did not work as i though i bought the right one! The motor draw spikes power use on startup so it needs more power. Its working well on your stepdown and im still way ahead buying a USA kitchen aid with your transformer. Im greatful you were able to help me here. Thankyou.

  5. Chen

    Brought my shaver in and had it tested for the right step down. This was tricky one as the frequency difference impacted the shaver, I really do appreciate this service and time taken to check my everything. Thank-you Kamal.

  6. Des

    My philips morning light is working well with your step down transformer. Nice compant unit the 100w is and pleased ut is a reliable one. Thankyou

  7. Mike (verified owner)

    The technical information/video on the website was excellent so I ordered the step-down transformer for a product I obtained in the USA and wanted to continue using here. Online ordering was easy and the delivery of unit prompt. And what a unit, this is a quality engineered transformer, solid and perfect. Very happy.

  8. Ian (verified owner)

    Thank-you for your advice. I bought the 1000w stepdown and it is working as promised. This transformer is well made and has a strong carry handle. Delivery was quick too!.

  9. Phillip

    Bought your 500w stepdown for my Makita drill and works as promised.
    The transformer is obviously made quite well and the led switch is very handy ias i can turn the transformer off without having to unplug it. Note the spare fuses need to be put aside when you first open the box as they may get lost in the packaging.

  10. Deborah Meagher (verified owner)

    I had a ladies shaver bought in the US not sold here and much better than the ones locally available. I was worried about whether it would work on 50Hz as the specs said 60Hz. The technical advice came back quickly in response to my query. They had actually checked the specs from the model no I supplied and were able to assure me that frequency difference did not matter for technical reasons which were clearly explained. I bought the transformer and it worked fine, although I wouldn’t call it light as someone else commented, it’s a brick. But it does the job.

  11. Lisette (verified owner)

    Great transformer, works well. I received the item within a week, great service thank you

  12. Russell (verified owner)

    Needed a quality stepdown powerful enough to run my Makita hypoid saw ,purchased the 2400watt version ,works great thankyou tortech.

  13. Dave (verified owner)

    So far so good – arrived quick and it feels like a quality, well made transformer – nice materials, nice and solid, the switch has a good feel. And very happy value wise. The team were also helpful – answering a couple of questions I had before and after sale. Working well with my US equipment (monitor speakers, AC/DC transformers). Thanks guys.

  14. Christian (verified owner)

    I purchased a 100-Watt model for use with a photographic enlarger that I bought from a US manufacturer. I was impressed with the video I saw comparing this transformer with a standard market model – the engineers really seem to have taken care to build a high-quality, safe, standards-compliant device. The item arrived within two or three days of ordering, carefully wrapped. The construction is solid, and — most importantly — it works, I can print my photos! The whole experience has so convinced me that I’ve just bought another one for use with a different device, and I won’t hesitate to recommend TorTech to others seeking a transformer solution.

  15. Nick (verified owner)

    Great product that works perfectly for my American device. Thanks Tortech!

  16. Kalleni (verified owner)

    My interaction with the staff was very helpful and friendly.
    The transformer is a great product and works very well!

    Thank you!

  17. Andrew Tucker (verified owner)

    Just bought a 300W step down for my Wusthof Electric Knife Sharpener that I scored in the Black Friday sales when I was over in the states recently and it works a charm. After about 5 mins, there was a little bit of “excitement” in the grinding wheels but it turns out that I needed to undo the housing a fix a loose screw which I did and then the sharpener was back to operating at it’s usual whisper quiet noise and churning out knives as sharp as Wusthof knives brand new out of the Wusthof factory. No issues with sustained performance either, just what the doctor ordered!

  18. Katrina

    Very impressed with your service. I called and spoke with a gentleman and lucky I did. Please when you buy things from the US this does not automatically mean they will work in Australia with a travel adapter. If it does not mention 240V on it dont risk it! I was so lucky i did not plug with US Kitchenaid in with a travel adpater as it would have blown it. Thank-you for sorting this out for me and getting me the right transformer.

  19. Marcus (verified owner)

    I bought the 300w version to run my old Vintage guitar amp- very happy with the transformer. No hum, no heat issues like my previous transformer.

  20. Preston Clothier (verified owner)

    Tortech is a first rate company. Vishnu really helped me to choose the correct step-down transformer for my application. Delivery was prompt and efficient.

  21. Luke (verified owner)

    Bough 1000w to run a Wabi Baby sterilizer I bought from the USA.
    This produce got great reviews on other site and heard it was very quite (no hum).
    One week in I can report everything is going great and it doesnt make a sound at all. Which is perfect.
    It is fairly large sitting on our kitchen bench .. but cant fault the quality. Recommended

  22. Ivan Mazourenko (verified owner)

    Great little transformer. No issues at all. Arrived on my doorstop in a couple of days.

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Item 1 – Cast Resin type Isolation Transformer

HV Winding 1

LV Winding 1

LV Winding 2

Rated power

kVA

315

1250

1250

Rated voltage

kV

33

0.48

0.48

Frequency

Hz

50

Off circuit tapping links

%

±2.5%, +-5%

Nil

Nil

Connection

Delta

Star

Star

Vector group

Dy11y11

Insulation level (Maximum BIL/AC)

kV

150/70

10/3

10/3

Winding material

Aluminium cast windings in quartz filled self-extinguishing epoxy resin

Aluminium cast windings in quartz filled self-extinguishing epoxy resin

Aluminium cast windings in quartz filled self-extinguishing epoxy resin

Type of winding

Vacuum Resin Cast

Vacuum Resin cast

Vacuum Resin cast

Standard

AS 60076-11, AS 2374

Installation

Indoor

Degree of protection

IP22

Type of cooling

AN/AF

Installation altitude

< 1000 a.m.s.l

Climatic/environmental

And fire behaviour class

E2-C2-F1

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