North America uses 110 volts. If you are moving to another country that uses 220 to 240 volts, you do not have to worry about leaving your 110-volt appliances and electronic devices behind. As long as you have a 5000-watt step down transformer, you can bring them along with you and safely plug them into your new home. A step-down transformer efficiently converters or steps down the electricity in areas that use 220, 230, or 240 volts to make it usable by 110-volt appliances and electronics. This makes it an indispensable device for travelers and people who need to relocate or migrate. It is also a practical item to own if you are already living in a country that uses 220 volts and you have imported or purchased a 110-volt appliance.
When choosing a 5000-watt step down transformer, you need to make sure that it is CE approved and certified. This certification ensures that the product is approved for use in regions like Europe. Consider a heavy-duty transformer that is guaranteed to provide a maximum of 5000 watts in capacity, and that it can efficiently convert 220 or 240 volts to 110 or 120 volts. That way, it can be used with smaller appliances. Some of the best products are versatile and can work with two or three-prong Euro or US plugs. Make sure the unit has a grounded outlet and a hard-wired European Schuko plug, which can also be used for outlets in Asia.
The 5000-watt step down transformer may weigh a considerable amount (around 50 lbs), but it should be easily portable and can easily be brought along as you travel from one country to another. Make sure it is fuse protected and that it has a heavy-duty cord that can withstand constant use. Manufacturers recommend getting a transformer with a wattage that is 50 to 100 percent higher than what you actually need, in case of power surges.