Voltage Converters for Thailand
While Thailand is a popular country for many North American tourists, as well as a popular place to relocate for business, there are many differences, both cultural and economical, between this beautiful country and the western world.
One thing that might not come into consideration for most travelers is the 220 volt standard electrical system. In North America, the standard voltage is 110 volts, and this is the voltage that nearly all of our electronics and appliances are designed for. In Thailand, the 220 volt standard is a much higher voltage than our electronics can properly handle and any attempt to use 110 volt products with the Thai electrical system can result in damaged electronics, the risk of electrical shock and even fire.
To properly protect your sensitive and expensive electronics, as well as yourself, you'll need to utilize what's known as a voltage converter, or voltage transformer. A voltage converter is a device that is designed to change the voltage to the proper operating level of your electronics. In the example of using North American electronics in Thailand, a Step-Down voltage converter will be needed, as it will reduce, or "step-down" the voltage from 220 volts to 110 volts.
A step-down voltage converter is generally inexpensive and well worth the investment to ensure the safe and proper use of your electronic devices. Converters are easy to use, and work by simply plugging directly into the wall outlet. The converter simply processes and reduces the voltage internally, and then delivers power directly to your electronics via its own built-in outlets which your devices plug right into.
The kind of electronics you are going to use in Thailand are what will determine the type of voltage converter you need. There are many different sizes of voltage converters and they are rated by wattage, or the number of watts. If you're using a low wattage device, you'll be able to get by with a smaller converter, but you'll need a higher wattage model if you plan to use electronics that require a higher number of watts to operate. More information on voltage converters for Thailand can be found in our voltage converter buying guide. Keep in mind that as a safety measure, it's highly recommended to purchase a model that's rated for a wattage approximately 3 times higher than the devices you'll be using.
Educating yourself about the different voltages between countries, especially before embarking on a trip or relocation can save you precious time and money. The last thing you want to experience is a broken laptop on a business trip, or an electric razor that's started a fire in your hotel room. Not only are these situations a major inconvenience, they can also completely ruin your trip depending on the circumstances.
At 220-Electronics, we have a wide range of voltage converters for Thailand, ranging from simple travel converters to high-powered converters rated at 15,000 watts. With over 30 years of experience in the international electronics industry we hold the knowledge and product inventory to ensure you have safe travels each and every time, regardless of your destination. Visit our website at www.220-Electronics.com for more information and to browse our complete selection of voltage converters. If you still have questions or concerns, of expert staff will be glad to assist you in making the correct purchase for your needs. We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope you enjoy your trip to Thailand!