[ECONOMY] European Step Down Transformer

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Economy European Step Down Transformer – The Economy European Step Down transformer is designed to operate your European or Asian 220/230 Volts rated appliance in Australia on the Australian 240 Volts power mains supply.

Many products from Europe or Asia are rated at 220V or 230V and if these products are plugged into an Australian 240V wall power outlet, you risk overvoltage to your appliance. 

It may be that your product may handle the higher input of 240V supply, but if the Aussie voltage fluctuates (which it legally can) by 10% above 240V – it can be up to 260V in some regions! and may damage your product if this occurs. 

The transformer is designed as an Autotransformer and will convert 240V into 220V to stop any risk of overvoltage occurring which can potentially harm or destroy your equipment. If you are interested in an Isolated version of this transformer, please enquiry through our custom design form here.

These Step Down transformers can also be used to help with overvoltage problems in areas with High Mains Power, where voltage ratio can be 10% or above the 240V rating.

Please Note: If using with European equipment, you may need a European adapter to plug your European device into our transformer. We unfortunately do not currently stock this item, and must be purchased separately.

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Unit Details:

  • Converts voltage down from 240V to 220V European/Asian
  • Will power most small devices/electronic chargers e.g. mobile phones, laptops, printers (ink jet type) and pre-amps.
  • Fully enclosed unit with a white powder coated finish
  • Input:  240V 50Hz  Fused,  comes with AUSTRALIAN Style 3-Pin Power Cord 1.8m Long. (Normal Power Cord)
  • Safety fuse protection (300W and above)
  • Auto transformer construction
  • Will allow you to run Overseas Equipment here in Australia on our  240V AC Power.
  • This Unit is designed with an Auto-Transformer style (non-isolating) for light weight and low cost.

Model Comparison

Part NumberWattsOutput AmpsDimensions (l x w x h)WeightOutlets
A300/240/220E300W1.30A185mm x 145mm x 90mm2.5kg1
AE-1200-220T1200W5.45A185mm x 145mm x 90mm2.5kg1
AE-2400-220T2400W11.0A240mm x 155mm x 125mm4kg1

If you are unsure about what stepdown you will need please check these 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: [email protected] or use our Design Form.

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    1 review for [ECONOMY] European Step Down Transformer

    1. HybridAire (verified owner)

      I recently purchased the 2400w unit for running our 2200w CNC. So far the unit has performed perfectly, and helps to minimise any potential damage coming from minor voltage spikes we commonly see in the area.

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