american appliances - voltage?

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
A straightforward plug converter would destroy the appliance or worse.
Needs quite a hefty transformer to handle the required wattage or load.

Chris Muriel, Manchester


Staff member


Active Member
Yes, but how much does it weigh ?


Staff member
Why is that a factor? If you need a transformer capable of delivering a certain wattage, then it will weigh whatever such a transformer weighs.......... Now, I don't know exactly what an egg/muffin toaster draws in current, but 1.5kw is probable. It may even be more.

bob scone

Standard Member
bollards. lol. i was expecting to use a plug or at worst the £15 converter on maplins. looking like this was a bad idea now:rolleyes:

the maplins one wont be upto it me thinks - 212 watts max

what lv posted will this do the job? i could hide it.

smaller 500va weighs 3kg.


Staff member
Sorry. Need to know what wattage the appliance will draw before anyone can answer this. This will be on the maker's plate on the appliance. It may also be available on the web, but I didn't find it on a quick scan of the website you quoted. An email to them, perhaps??

Only when we know what wattage the thing is, can we advise (or, can you work out for yourself) how *big* a PSU you'll need.

FYI: My UK spec. Dualit toaster is rated at 1700 Watts (1.7 kW) at 240 Volts. (Watts are also known as Va)

Use too small a PSU and you'll kill it. Use too big a one and it won't matter a jot.

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