What is a Step Down Converter

Step Down Transformers are known by several terms: Step Down Transformer, Step Down Converter or simply Voltage Converter.

A Step Down Converter converts Australian 240 AC Voltage to a reduced 120 AC Voltage for American Appliances. (AC current = mains current). You can also get Step Down Converters for Japanese Appliances.

Why would I need a Step Down Transformer?
USA Appliances run on the reduced 120 Volts AC, if simply plugged in without a step-down converter then the appliance WILL be damaged.

Who will need a Step Down Transformer?
You will need a voltage converter if you:

  • have purchased USA Products online
  • are an American traveller here on holiday or business
  • if you have moved from USA to Australia and brought your appliances with you.

What other benefits are there in buying a step-down converter?
Many online shoppers today take advantage of online sites such as Amazon and Ebay to purchase their appliances. The main benefit being cost saving asĀ in many cases American appliances are considerably cheaper.

Here are a couple of examples where you would use a step down transformer:

KSM150 PSER KitchenAid 5-Quart Mixer.
This is a very popular mixer in Australia today. This can retail retails in shops and online for as much as $699.00.
From the USA you can purchase this and have it delivered anywhere from $250-$350AUS.
A matching step-down converter from 8ZED is around the $50.00 delivered to your door.

Another example is top of the range Cordless Drills – Dewalt , Milwaukee.
Cost savings up and over 50% when purchasing these online from the US and yet they utilize the same 8ZED Converter.
Speak with the technical sales at WallCann and they can assist the best suitable 8ZED Step Down Converter to suit your needs.

Step Down Converters for Japanese Appliances are available here

The complete range can also be found here in an easy to navigate table and selection guide.

This article has been updated.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.