SIMRAN Step Down Transformer THG-500 – Transformer – AC 220/230 V – 500 Watt

SIMRAN Step Down Transformer THG-500 – Transformer – AC 220/230 V – 500 Watt

  • 500 Watt maximum capacity heavy-duty continuous use transformer.
  • Converts single phase 220/240 Volts down to 110/120 Volts. Compatible with 50Hz/60Hz.
  • One grounded outlet in front of unit (accepts 3 or 2 prong US and Euro plugs)
  • Hard wired with a European Shucko plug also good for Asian outlets. Durable design with a heavy-duty cord.
  • Built-in fuse protection ~ Comes with 2 extra fuses. CE Approved and Certified

500 Watt maximum capacity heavy-duty continuous use transformer
» Converts 220/240 Volts down to 110/120 Volts
» One grounded outlet in front of unit (accepts 3 or 2 prong US and Euro plugs)
» Hard wired with a European Shucko plug also good for Asian outlets
» Built-in fuse protection
» Durable design with a heavy-duty cord

Weight: 8 Lbs
Dimensions(LxBxH): 6″ X 6″ X 5″

List Price: $ 29.99

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3 Responses to SIMRAN Step Down Transformer THG-500 – Transformer – AC 220/230 V – 500 Watt

  1. A. DuPriest "Jubilee" says:
    14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic, albeit a bit bulky., June 13, 2009
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    A. DuPriest “Jubilee” (Fort Worth, Texas) –
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    This review is from: SIMRAN Step Down Transformer THG-500 – Transformer – AC 220/230 V – 500 Watt (Tools & Home Improvement)

    My family and I just returned from our two week trip to France and Italy. Before we left, I searched around for a few weeks before I committed to buying some good converters for us to bring.

    One of the most important things I learned in this process was that not all chargers and electronic products can handle the 240 volts of power that the plugs in Europe put out. For example, my Nintendo DS charger can handle anywhere from 110-240 volts, but my digital camera battery charger can only handle the 110. To check for this information, look on the back of your chargers and in the manuals of your appliances. There should be a little box of details that will tell you how many volts it can handle.

    If all of your appliances can handle 240, you don’t need to buy a step-down converter like this one. However, if you can’t find that information or the appliance says otherwise, DON’T RISK IT. BUY A STEP-DOWN CONVERTER.

    Yes, step-down converters are bigger. This one that I’m reviewing weighs 7 pounds. And yes, they’re more expensive, but just think about it this way:

    It’s better to spend $40 now on a full step-down converter and to sacrifice a little room in your luggage than to spend $5 for one of the tiny non-steps, plug in your iPod, fry it, and have to spend $200 in the long run to replace it. (Just an example. :D)

    Also, another thing to check is how many watts your converter/transformer can handle versus how many watts your appliance uses.

    This converter was perfect. We bought two of them, and with them we used two different hair straighteners, three different camera battery chargers, iPod chargers, and a Nintendo DS charger, and it worked great. Like I said before, it’s bulky at 7 pounds, but this does exactly what you need it to do, and does it very well.

    A final note on using it, too–make sure you shove the prongs ALL THE WAY INTO THE WALL. It fits in there nice and tight. 😀

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  2. Chocktaw says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Good Service, June 15, 2012
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    This review is from: SIMRAN Step Down Transformer THG-500 – Transformer – AC 220/230 V – 500 Watt (Tools & Home Improvement)

    We bought this transformer specifically to be able to use a CPAP machine in Italy. We were in several locations and the unit operated as advertised over nearly a three-week period. It was pretty quit for a small transformer also. I would recommend it for people needing an inexpensive transformer for use in 220-240 V- 50 Hz power systems.

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  3. rg2098 says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Not one but 3 caught FIRE!!, October 15, 2012
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    This review is from: SIMRAN Step Down Transformer THG-500 – Transformer – AC 220/230 V – 500 Watt (Tools & Home Improvement)

    Amazon should stop selling these. I bought a dozen of them when I moved overseas for a job assignment. Not one but 3 of them have CAUGHT FIRE!! The load on them was minimal (phone charger on one, 60W light bulb on another).

    DO NOT BUY!!

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