Most countries use 220-volt outlets, but in the US, outlets are 110 or 120 volts. The difference can be an issue for travelers, expats, and for anyone who would buy 220-volt appliances and devices. Using a 220-volt appliance on a 110-volt outlet can destroy or damage it and cause other mishaps, such as electrical shocks. To prevent that, you will need a 220-volt plug adapter. Voltage adapters are reasonably priced, often cheap, easily available, and will resolve the issue of mismatched plugs and outlets. Keep in mind, though, that the styles of plugs may vary, so be sure to check the shape of the pins on your appliance’s plug, so you can purchase the right adapter that can accommodate them.
The 220 volts plug adapter will step up the 110 volts from the electrical outlet to 220 volts, which is required by an appliance to run. Conversely, if you need to plug a 110-volt appliance to a 220-volt outlet, you will need a step-down converter or adapter. To use the 220-volt plug adapter, simply plug it into the 110-volt wall outlet. In some cases, you might need an outlet adapter to plug it in, depending on where you are, so be sure to consult travel guides. Rest assured, outlet adapters are inexpensive and are readily available in online stores selling 220 and 240-volt electronics. Once plugged in, the appliance can be used normally. You will know that the voltage adapter is working properly when there are no changes in how the appliance is functioning.
The alternative to using a 220-volt plug adapter is calling an electrician to install appropriate outlets and rewiring your property. However, that could cost a lot of time money and time. Using a 220-volt plug adapter can be the more cost-effective choices, especially if you will only need to use the appliance for a given period of time.