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Posted 05 November 2016 - 03:39 AM

Looking for some advise on where to buy Step Down Transformer, My GF is here for the year from the US, may have already killed a $300 set of hair straighteners and she has a few other things that are only rated for 110V.

 

Does anyone know places to find these? Only ones ive found are on trademe

 

http://www.trademe.c...-1193181183.htm

 

they do have cheaper 500W one but for price jump the 1000W seems ok if she has straighteners + something else plugged in, wondering if im likely to find in shops but not sure where to start looking.



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Posted 05 November 2016 - 08:23 AM

That seems pretty cheap to me. I've looked at a few other places, and the prices I saw started at about $330 for 1000 W models.

 

About the only store I can think of that you're likely to find them is Jaycar (or somewhere else like that), and they're the most expensive place of the ones I checked.


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 07:20 PM

Most likely you just blow the fuse in the hair straighter.  no switch to change it to 50hz 220V?



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 07:44 AM

True enough, although it could be a thermal fuse instead of a normal one which would probably be much more difficult to replace. For most devices like that which are powered directly off the AC there won't be any voltage range switch – those are basically used where there's a low voltage DC power supply of some sort.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:49 PM

No switch that im aware of, I checked the plug on both her straighteners and both just say 110v.

 

I might try taking the straighteners somewhere to see cost of repair, bought that 1000w one anyway, i buy stuff from US often enough and this will make me worry less if they do come through with just 110v... i may have already killed a 3D bluray player but meh it was like $45USD on black friday






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