Run USA appliances on Australian Mains Power. 8ZED STXP U series step down transformers are built specifically to optimise performance for US and Canadian appliances. Safety and efficiency supersede ST series voltage converter technology. 8ZED quality and experience Australia NZ and Pacific since 2006.
Run your American appliances off Australian Mains Power with this latest STXP series technology Voltage Converter. STXP series is an advanced performance and safety enhanced upgrade replacing the older ST series Step Down Voltage Converter.
Simply plug this Transformer into your Australian Mains Power outlet in your home or office, connect your American appliance to the outlet sockets, switch on the Transformer and away you go.
Avoid cheap imitation Step Down Transformer brands. 8ZED is a long established quality Australian brand that specializes in voltage converters for appliances and products built to North American electrical Standards.
Many thousands of 8ZED Step Down Transformers are in use around Australia and New Zealand for the past 8 years. 8ZED Transformers are supplied to US Government Consulate General in Australia. 8ZED are a highly reliable and economical solution for for most domestic and commercial applications.
Spare fuses included
Fully earthed SAA approved Australian Plug with certificate No. 22063. Includes thermal cut out protection.
Please read these easy tips before purchasing your step down voltage converter to ensure you have chosen the right one for your appliance:
What size converter do you need? First we must establish what is the total power draw in watts specified on your 110~120V USA or 100V JAPANESE appliance? On Most appliances there will be 3 sets of numbers which should be displayed as follows: “Input 120V 60Hz and either xx Amps or xx Watts” As long as you have 2 of these values you can calculate the third - please use the calculator above.
What is your appliance? Will your appliance be used for a brief period or running continuously? All step down converters in the 8ZED Range, have two power ratings. The 1st rating is for 1 hour use or less, the 2nd power rating is for over an hour or continuous use. These are safety power rating parameters to ensure the converter runs cool and lasts for many years. Many users tend to hide the converter away behind appliances or in cupboards (in some cases not allowing adequate airflow) hence it is important to adhere to the recommended air flow safety allowances to avoid overheating.
Example: If your appliance states 120V 60Hz and 6.15A then the max current draw will be, 120 x 6.15 = 738watts. The best matched transformer in this case is the STXP-U1000, but if powering for over an hour then select the STXP-U1500 or STIS-1000-TP.
Does your appliance have a motor, pump, heating element or compressor? Appliances including one of these elements may require a larger transformer model than indicated by the power draw specification. These high power surge elements have large start up power requirements. Typically, you should select a transformer 3 to 6 times the stated power draw.
Example: Toto Washlet bidet with a power rating of 120V AC, 60Hz, 835W. Recommended use an STXP-U3000, particularly if the transformer is stored in a confined location like a cupboard. This ensures cool continuous running without any excess load on the transformer or the appliance.
If unsure - Contact Live Support or call 1300 799 455 for further assistance.
Is your appliance two pin or three pin? All 8ZED Step Down Converters have the universal socket to suit all three variables. Two pin, Two pin Keyed “one pin is thicker” and the Three pin “two flat one round”
Why won’t my appliance plug in? All 8ZED Stepdown converters are manufactured using high quality pressed metal pin sockets and in the initial instances of usage a slight amount of force will be required to plug your appliance in.
What about the frequency of 60Hz to 50Hz? What this means in regards to your appliance. In cases of motors they will turn 8~10% slower. So in case of fridges the temperature will be slightly higher hence the need to adjust the sensor to the next adjustment. Many items with speed controls are not affected, such as sewing machines and most turn tables. In minor cases there are “digital” speed controllers used on turntables which will be affected. Home AV receivers are mostly immune but in some cases and field studies there are some chipsets that control the Video signal that are affected. One example is Onkyo AV Receivers which cannot sync picture to the TV. For Game Consoles, please seek further assistance, as each console is different. In some cases a converter cannot be used.
Now for all the cooks, Kitchenaid mixers , all KSM 150 series ie: the general ones, you will need the STXP-U500. For all the Kitchenaid Pro’s you will need the STXP-U1000.