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Windows 7: Converter for 220v to 110v?

17 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Converter for 220v to 110v?

I dont know if this is the right place to put this post, but I am going to the Philippines in about two and a half weeks, and I'm going to bring over some electronics such as a tablet, phone, camera and laptop, Where can I find a converter that is good, I'm afraid I never used one before So im making sure, does anyone have an experience with them, I read some review people saying make sure you device is compatible with the voltages? If I need to check if they are compatible why am i buying a adapter/converter?

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17 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit

I am using SUPAC T-10 100 watts converter (transformer) for the last 4 years without any problem. There are higher powered models too. I use it as a step down transformer but when connected the other way it can be used as a step up transformer too.

The transformer is a simple gadget without any moving parts and I think any brand would do equally well. The only thing to look for is that it should convert both ways depending on how it is connected.
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17 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Bringing electrical and electronic equipment to the Philippines

Apparently, they use the same twin-blade receptacle as the US; However, the voltage could be 110 or 220 depending on where you are. The article above suggests the user verify that the equipment used will automatically detect 220 or has a switch to select the voltage. Many of the current wall adapters used for charging or power supplies will handle between 100 and 240 volts at 50-60 cycles so another adapter wouldn't be needed. It should give the Input Voltage on the label of your wall adapter(s).
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17 Feb 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Now the majority of the gadgets are coming with adapters with dual voltages, 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz on the primary side. Once you check that the adapters are dual voltage, all you have to worry is to get plug adapters for various countries. A power strip also will do the job in connecting different plugs.
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17 Feb 2012   #5
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If in time you happen to buy one, its better to pick transformer which labeled with "Servo". It provides higher precision in supplying voltage to your devices if compared with one using relays (cheaper).
- On servo you will hear winding sound when the source voltage changed.
- On relays is clicking sound

"The Servo type voltage regulators, stabilizes the voltage by adjusting the transformer to the desired output voltage. This ensures the highest precision in voltage stabilization. The method using relays to regulate the voltage is all done electronically, therefore less precision."
It is a fact that because of the inherent accuracy of the servo motor the voltage "taps" can be positioned more precisely over a broader range of voltages than the predetermined, preset method achieved by the relay method. The servo motors are constantly receiving and responding to signals from the varying input voltages and adjusts the output accordingly in small, corresponding increments not in predetermined, preset large jumps.
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17 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600

Yo Im here from the Philippines and the Voltage here is exactly 220 Volts AC with 60 Hz frequency..If you want to be sure, there's a bunch of electronics shops here which can supply you with the necessary converters.. The outlets use US style 2 pin flat prongs.

You can bring your charger provided you have a step-down transformer of 220VAC to 110 VAC.
a cell phone charger costs around PHP 200 here in the Philippines, depending on your phone and model. You can weigh your options of bringing you charger or buying one in here.
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18 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit

Bro, I'm here in the Philippines, no need to bring voltage transformers 'coz there's plenty here at affordable prices, the one i'm using is voltage transformers with voltage regulator.
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18 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah ill probably wait to go there, I just don't wanna hook up my asus transformer and have it blow up lol, ill bring some test electronics just in case, I can't tell you how many game boys in the phillippines when I was a kid have been blown up xD. Thanks everyone
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