[ECONOMY] American Step Up Transformer

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Economy American Step Up Transformer – The Economy American Step Up transformers is an ideal solution to operate your Australian 240 Volts rated appliance in the American 110/120 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 110 Volts American mains supply up to 240 Volts Australian rating, thus allowing your Australian device to run in the USA. These units are not for use with American devices. 

Note: The USA input power maximum that is available is 15 amps. This means 15A x 120v = 1800 Watts is the highest wattage that can be operate on the American wall socket outlets.

Simply plug your transformer into the American power wall socket, and then connect your Aussie device into the Australian 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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Unit Details:

  • USA to Australian Voltage Converter – Run your Aussie Equipment in America!
  • Converts voltage up from 110/120V USA to 240V Australian
  • Fully enclosed unit with a white powder coated finish (300W and above)
  • Safety fuse protection (300W and above)
  • Auto transformer construction
  • 1 power outlet (100W and above)
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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.

Model Comparison

Part NumberWattsOutput AmpsDimensions (l x w x h)WeightOutletsHandle
SUA110-100A100W0.41A130mm x 90mm x 70mm1kg1no
SUA110-300A300W1.25A210mm x 160mm x 115mm3.7kg1yes
SUA110-500A500W2.10A210mm x 160mm x 115mm4.6kg1yes
SUA110-1000A1000W4.20A240mm x 165mm x 130mm7.6kg1yes
SUA110-2000A2000W8.30A260mm x 185mm x 140mm11.6kg1yes

If you are unsure about what step up 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. 

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

For other general FAQs, please click 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] American Step Up Transformer

    1. Ken

      The guys at Tortech got me to finally to understand I needed a step up!.
      Running my Aussie heat pad in the US was required in this situation for my move in July
      I finally go my head around that the voltage had to be step-up from 120V USA to 240V Aust for the pad to work
      Thank-you for your time and patience.
      It is now working and I am greatful as this pad is not available in the USA.

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