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Maplin 230V to 110V 100W Voltage Converter

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About this product


  • Operate devices intended for North American power
  • Great for gadgets bought on holiday or online auction purchases that wont work from UK 230Vac voltage
  • Lightweight and portable so it could be taken while travelling

Product overview

• Operate devices intended for North American power
• Great for gadgets bought on holiday or online auction purchases that wont work from UK 230Vac voltage
• Lightweight and portable so it could be taken while travelling
• For equipment rated below 100W,

For loads of 70W or higher please ensure the converter is not used for more than one hour

Please note that you must check the power rating of your appliances before use to prevent overloading.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Device works with my Japanese SEGA Saturn which is all well and good BUT after a few minutes it omits a HURRENDOUS buzzing noise! It sounds as if something inside it is about to go pop! Maplineer note:Step down converters can emit a low level buzzin noise during use but if the sound produced is as loud as described it might be that the item question may need replacing. We would recommend contacting our customer care team directly who will be happy to arrange for a replacement item if required.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my import games machines Good little stepdown and operates my Japanese PlayStation 2 and Japanese Sega Dreamcast just fine as they both require a bit more oomph! To fire up that regular 45w stepdowns struggle with especially on my more power hungry console. I really don't know what all the fuss is about it being noisy, name one stepdown thats quiet? Been using stepdowns for 25 years for my imported games machine's and they have all been noisy and this particular one isn't out the way, anyway it does the job and has a lead so if the noise is that irritating then just move it.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works but NOISY Powers my device fine, but the unit is FAR too noisy. practically silent when first turned on, but leave it on and the continuous buzzing will build to ridiculous levels and won't stop until you leave it off for a few hours. I powered a USA mixing desk with this and found that thankfully none of this noise is transferred into the audio lines; however I've now decided that I need to bring it back. The external noise is unbearable.
Date published: 2016-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Converter Very pleased with it. Now I can get my train moving. It arrived in record time and was well wrapped.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely noisy! Overall it works ok, just i avoid using it as it is very noisy.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from just the job Used for charging laptop. No problem. No problem. No.....
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Unit Great transformer, I have has no problems with this item, It doesn't buzz or run hot like others have mentioned,just make sure what you are trying to power is rated for use with this unit,Superb
Date published: 2018-02-02
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Input Voltage: AC 230V, 50Hz
Input Power Plug: UK 3 Pin Mains Plug
Input Power Cord Length 1.8m
Output Voltage: AC 110V
Output Current: 0.83A (830mA)
Output Voltage Type: Fixed
Output Power (Max): 100W
Regulated Output: No
Number of Tips or Sockets: 1
Output Tips/Socket Type: USA 2 Pin Mains Socket
Switched Mode Supply: No
Efficiency: 90%
Overload Protection: Yes
Short Circuit Protection: Yes
Operating Temperature: 0 - 40°
Outdoors Use: No
Dimensions: 115 x 84 x 68.7mm
Weight: 1304g

Output frequency? Why is this not listed

Asked by: NotimeforMuppets
This unit converts voltage only, so the frequency will not change from the default UK mains frequency of 50 Hz
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-03-06

Will this permanently power a 110v ac to 5v ac 5w (yes 5v ac not dc ) power converter for American weather station ?

Asked by: jagman242
Yes, this will be fine to use as long as a 100w draw is not exceeded.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2018-02-20

Is this an isolating or auto transformer? Is the earth pin of the US socket connected to mains earth?

Asked by: Bryan
This is an isolating transformer that is not earthed.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2018-02-10

Will this work for a childrens oven purchased from america... 120 volts, 100 watts, 60hz.

Asked by: Marko
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-11-21

Looking to use a 110V, 55W Transformer that outputs 10V 1A would this be suitable for 2-3 hours of use? 

Asked by: Thewizard99
As long as the power consumption of the transformer does not exceed 100W, then this should be fine.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-08-28

Further to my question re this. product for use with top styler by (Instyler)  I forgot to mention the wattage which the company informed me was 165 watts. I hope this helps me get an answer. I am hoping to use this for travel within the uk.

Asked by: Ellie
This unit is shown with a 100w max output so a 165w item will not run from it.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-10

Is this product OK to use on an American Topstyler. 120volts,60cycles AC is what instructions booklet say

Asked by: Ellie
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-09

Will this work with my iPhone as well as my MacBook Pro from the US?

Asked by: Carl
This will work for any item under 100W.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-12
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