The amount of watts AVAILABLE to an appliance is not so significant as long as there are ENOUGH watts. Three things are important when determining what U.S. appliances can be used in Europe with converters: 1. Voltage. Most U.S. appliances operate on 110 volts. Your converter must be capable of delivering 110 volts to your appliance. 2. Current. Volts X Amps = Watts. It's a simple formula but it will determine whether your appliance will operate on a converter or just be frustrating. While volts is the "potential", Watts is a measurement of energy. It can be the energy the appliance uses or the energy that the converter delivers. If the appliance uses 200 Watts a 100 Watt converter will not work, either the appliance or the converter will fail. 3. HZ. While most appliances are not so fussy, some devices require that the electrical source be 60 HZ. Europe is 50 HZ and as such will cause some problems with appliances that require 60 HZ. FYI, HZ is the number of times per second that an electrical source reverses voltage. Commercial power is delivered as "alternating current", since that is the only way Transformers can function. Europe has a different standard so make sure your appliance will operate on 50 HZ before you take it all the way over there. If the appliance does not list the energy used in Watts, it should be there in Amps, so you can use the formula above to figure out the Watts that you need. Good luck, and have a nice time in Europe.
In Europe the voltage is different, it is 220 volts, where as in the U.S. the voltage for electronics is 110 volts. That is why you need the converter so that you do not ruin your electronics.
yes they do! :) Europe uses a different voltage than the US and also has different shaped electrical plugs, so you can't just plug a European appliance into an American electrical outlet. If you can get the right kind of current, then the appliances will still work.
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Swedish outlets have 230V, 50Hz like the rest of Europe.
Phase converters are devices that convert single-phase electrical power into three-phase electrical power capabilities.They may be required in Europe, the UK and Australia, to name just some areas.
Yes there are what are known as adapters to enable different kinds of plugs to be used in Europe.
There is a Universal Charger which allows you to use your Clarisonic wherever you are in the world . See the link below.
The air pollution would be constantly increasing unless everyone stopped using any form of electrical appliance etc. I would think that the increase is less than it was 50-10 years ago though.
it was invented in western europe
The electrical switches used in Europe contain a widely spaced, two-pronged interface. Universal adapters can be found in a variety or retail stores such as Walmart or Staples.
There is no football in Europe. Football is an American sport.
Yes, but the games are region locked so you will need to have compatibility between the Wii U and games that you purchase for it. You may also need a power converter for the Wii U power cable.
what American revolution travelled to Europe to try to bring peace between Britain and the American colonies
NO, unless you get a converter that converts 220 to 110.
i don't know exactly but you could use a currency converter to find out.
230 for Europe
Thanksgiving is a North American holiday. It is not celebrated in Europe.
What does it matter is the output voltage in the voltage converter. If it matches to your cell phone charger, no problem.
in 1991 it also acquired Philips, the second largest appliance company in Europe. Philips also has partners in Eastern Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Italy, and India
Americans attitudes toward the conflict in Europe
There are no native opossums in Europe, but the North American opossum has spread there.
The outlets are the same, only the voltage is different.