[ECONOMY] American Step Down Transformer
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!
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|Part Number||Watts||Output Amps||Dimensions (l x w x h)||Weight|
|SD110-100A||100W||0.91A||134mm x 92mm x 71mm||1.5kg|
|SD110-300A||300W||2.73A||168mm x 158mm x 91mm||3.5kg|
|SD110-500A||500W||4.50A||176mm x 159mm x 105mm||4.5kg|
|SD110-1010A||1000W||9.10A||209mm x 162mm x 128mm||7kg|
|SD110-1500A||1500W||13.60A||230mm x 182mm x 130mm||10kg|
|SD110-2000A||2000W||18.20A||230mm x 182mm x 130mm||12kg|
|SD110-2400A||2400W||21.80A||300mm x 230mm x 150mm||16kg|
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.
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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.
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