Step-down Voltage Conversion? This Goldsource ST-5000 Step-down and Step-up Voltage Converter(also described as a step down or step up voltage transformer) is mainly for use in the UK and other European countries to power electrical equipment from the USA. What it does is convert UK/European 220 - 240 volts to US 110 - 120 volts. The output is pure AC and the voltage converter can be used with all appliances rated 0 - 5000W. This voltage converter will take US two pin and three pin plugs.
What Can I Use It With? Everything with a rating of 5000 Watts or below (although in practice it is a good idea to allow some margin for error). This would include just about everything from computers, TVs and Hi-fis to most heavy duty industrial equipment (check rating to be sure). This is a heavy duty desktop voltage converter and it weighs over 18KG.
Simply plug the voltage converter into a UK socket and plug the US plug into the voltage converter.
It is not possible to get much more power than 3500W from a normal power socket. It should be noted that the rating on a voltage converter is an absolute maximum capicity (rather like the top speed on a car. The point of this converter is that it can output high Wattages for longer periods of time without problems. For instance, a 3000 Watt converter would only comfortably output 3000W for a very short while before it over-heated. A 5000 Watt converter will manage 3000 Watts for hours.
Step Down and Step Up? We sell this primarily as a Step Down voltage converter as it is usually used in the UK or other 240-220V European countries for powering items from the US and other 110-120V countries. However, all Goldsource converters are very versatile and have the ability to also be used as step up converters (to allow the use of UK equipment in the US). If you wish to do this, all you need to do is change the jumper switch at the back of the converter and fit an adapter to the power plug or use the appropriate power lead (we supply an IEC power lead free with each Goldsource voltage converter).
Please note, customers in the UK and Ireland will receive a power lead with a UK/Irish 3 pin plug, for our customers elsewhere in Europe we will supply a Euro Schuko plug.
With fuse protection
Ideal for use of US 110 - 120V two or three pin appliances in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.
Can also be used as a Step Up converter
Has two spare fuses
Pure AC output
Dimensions - 210mm wide x 320mm long x 150mm high
Guarantee One year manufacturer's guarantee.
Goldsource ST Step Up and Step Down Voltage Converter