The TC-500A is a heavy duty continuous use transformer with a maximum capacity of 500 Watts. Sam Stores has provided a fuse for safety purposes so as to avoid fires from short circuits. The front of the unit holds one grounded outlet which allows for 2 or 3 pronged US or Euro plugs. This transformer converts 220/240 volts to 110/120volts thereby allowing for even the barest appliances to be run using this appliance. The unit is hardwired with a European Shucko plug which is also useful with Asian outlets. With an approximate weight of around 8 lbs it is a portable devise.
500 Watt Maximum Capacity
Heavy-Duty continuous use transformer
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
Converts 220/240 Volts down to 110/120 Volts
Built-In Fuse Protection
Durable design with a heavy-Duty Cord
Dimensions and Weight: 4" X 3.5" X 5.5" (HXWXD)
Approx. wt. 8 lbs
The manufacture recommends you purchase a transformer that is 50 to 100%higher then the wattage you need.
You should know that you will never damage your appliance with a higher wattage transformer, however if you buy one that is not powerful enough, it will not work.
Use Amps to calculate watts
Volts (times) Amps = Watts, For Example 110V x 5A = 550W
Remember to leave at least a 100% slack for the transformer. Using them to maximum capacity will eventually burn the transformer out after prolonged use. Some items, such as, laser printers and power tools spike when you turn them on. For these types of situations you need to buy a transformer that is at least 3 times the items capacity.
Please note transformers are to be used with caution in any case. Keep away from moisture areas and children. We assume no responsibility for misused transformers. We can recommend a certain size and model if you have any questions or doubts on the size you require.