Looking for a chain store, or a Xinzhuang specific store that sells step up/step down transformers. Specifically I need a transformer that will allow me to use a UK voltage TV in a Taiwan socket. I know a store that sells them but it is nowhere near my house and would prefer not to leave my area too far.
What’s the wattage? I got a great one from guanghua top floor.
145 watt. Ideally I don’t want to leave Xinzhuang
Well too bad. That’s the place to get the good stuff. You may find online but something like this I’d rather buy in person.
I got a great 1100 watt one from there. Good case and it works both ways.
If it’s an LCD TV, it will almost certainly work on 110V. Post a picture of the rating label.
If you really want a transformer, go to the electronics area near XinSheng Rd and walk into any store that sells electronic components. They all have them.
I don’t recommend using the little triac-based converters that are sold in everything shops.
Yes me too. I went to TK3C and explained what I want and showed pictures and the guy just looked at me like I asked him to sell me a rocketship
The person I am buying it from says I need the transformer above so that’s what I’m looking for. He told me a place I can get one but I’d rather not go all the way out there if I can get one in Xinzhuang
Little to the left …
That’s all I have till I pick it up tonight. Anyways, I need the transformer
You’ve clipped off the left-hand side where it shows the voltage. Have a look, I bet it says down to 85V.
get one from PC home then you don’t need to go out
I’d rather not die in my sleep from an electrical fire
Will have a look when I get it tonight but I’m pretty sure I need the transformer.
So if anyone knows any chain stores that would sell this kind of thing let me know.
Why would getting one from PC home give you a fire? they are the same as you would get in the store
If you were buying from some random store then yes, but I’m hoping I can find a reputable chain store that isn’t selling the cheapest they can find from China.
this is the same one I got from B&Q no fire in 2 years of running a washing machine
also its has a fuse and replacement fuses for safety
Ah B&Q, good idea. Is this exactly what I need? UK plug in Taiwan plug out?
All you have to do is some rewiring if you absolutely must have 220v. You don’t need a transformer. Taiwan has 220v for AC’s and other high drain appliance.
He is scared if fires, so better not ask him to look at his wiring, he would never sleep.