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Transformer/adaptor for electronic appliances

Post by Seabiscuit » Fri, 01 Aug 2008 2:04 am

Any one know where to get the transformers/adaptors for electronic appliances that convert 220V to 110V please? And how much would they be? Thanks!

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Post by Valmont » Fri, 01 Aug 2008 4:02 am

hey seabiscuit...
the device you're looking for is called a step-down power converter. i got mine from a hardware store (eg, Harvey Norman, Ace-Hardware & such...) but they are rather costly there. costs me about 80SGD for the 300W one. as an alternative, you can try looking in smaller electronical shops...they might have something a little cheaper.

also, take note of the converters "wattage", they come in 100, 200 & 300W's depending on the hardware you're using it for. the higher the wattage, the more expensive they get.

ta!

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Post by Seabiscuit » Sat, 02 Aug 2008 5:55 pm

Just checked my TV's specs it uses 140W. And just checked with a smaller electronics shop -- a 300W one costs $35, and a 60W costs $12.5. Not sure about the quality...I guess I'll go to a brandname store to get a good quality one and pay a bit of premium. A bad one can catch fire I think....

Thanks much!!

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