Voltage Converters for Hair Clippers: Achieving the Correct Performance From Your U.S. Clippers Outside the U.S.A
As you may or may not know, powering a U.S. 110V hair clipper/trimmer in countries other than the U.S.A. and Canada can prove very difficult without some basic knowledge of voltage, frequency, and ampere.
Unfortunately, you cannot simply go to an electrical store and pick up a 220v-to-110v AC step-down transformer and achieve perfect performance from your trimming tool.
Voltage Converter for Hair Clippers 101
If you use a traditional 220v-to-110v 50hz step-down transformer to power your U.S. hair clippers/trimmers, you will, without a doubt, experience hair clipper loud noise. Of course, you can dismantle your device and modify it by stuffing sponges into it; certainly this will eliminate the noise problem — it will also nullify your product warranty. Are you willing to do that?
The noise from a traditional 220v-to-110v 50hz step-down transformer is due to the fact that the frequency is not converted up to the required 60hz needed to power American 110v 60hz clippers correctly.
Here's what happens: In most hair clippers/trimmers there are two arms encassed in the clipper, one to left and one to right that vibrate towards each other. These two arms are the pieces that make the top and bottom blades to rub together, ultimately cutting the hair that gets trapped in between them.
However, because of the slower cycle at 50hz, these two arms cannot return back to there orginal positions quick enough. This slower movement causes them to bang into one another in the center quiet hard, thereby creating loud noise. Basically, the arms are over-shooting. Under faster operation at 60hz the two arms spring back in good time for smoother, quieter operation
In the video below, I demonstrate how many people have been modifying their hair clippers and trimmers and worst of all buying them this way!! with pieces of sponge to eliminate or dampen noise problems that they encounter using standard 220v-to-110v step-down transformers. I do not recommend doing this to you hair clippers/trimmers or buying them, and I do not accept any responsibility for this demo tip/trick because of guarantee issues.
Find the Right 220vto 110v Traditional Voltage Converter for Hair Clippers/Trimmers:
Ebay stockist of traditional 220V to 110v, 45w step-down transformers:
There are Voltage Converters for Hair Clippers That Requires No Dismantling and No Makeshift Noise Dampeners:
EBay stockist of international voltage and frequency (220V to 110v, 75w step-down) converters:
- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261562024530 (offers FREE travel case, universal plug adapter, and free postage)
- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Corded-Shaver-Trimmer-Voltage-Frequency-Converter-/370424566322?pt=Travel_Adapters_Converters&hash=item563f065232 (no travel cases, no universal plug adapter, and no free shipping)
There is only one reliable, effective voltage converter that allows you to enjoy your U.S. hair clippers (220v to 110v) while you travel: The Frequency60Hz international voltage and frequency converter. It eliminates the need to tamper your hair clippers/trimmers so that they operate quietly, and it gives you the peace of mind of knowing your treasured hair cutting tools are being powered properly, safely, and in a way that allows them to cut perfectly—every time.