A Voltage Converter from Quick220 Systems’ line of voltage converters.

Voltage Converters: Making Us Stronger

By | July 23rd, 2015|Applications, Voltage Converter|

Do you know the unseen difference between a hair-dryer and a clothes-dryer? In many homes, both of these appliances are powered by electricity from the wall. However, a clothes dryer requires more energy to create the larger amount of hot, circulating air needed to dry your laundry. Most outlets in your home supply 120 volts [...]

The Voltage Range in Your Home

By | June 30th, 2015|Applications, Voltage Converter|

It’s easy to get confused when we talk about the voltage range that a home electrical system supplies to our devices. For a long time, most people called the power from your home outlet “110 volts.” Similarly, “220 volts” was used for larger household appliances like electric ranges and clothes dryers. These designations for home [...]

Voltage Converters & 230 Volt Plug Adapters

By | June 26th, 2015|Voltage Converter|

In a previous post, we discussed the differences between how electrical power is delivered to outlets in North America versus the rest of the world. In case you missed it, much of the rest of the world operates on an average of 230 volts while the United States, Canada, and Mexico have outlets which supply [...]

Using a Voltage Converter & Plug Adapter in North America

By | June 22nd, 2015|Voltage Converter|

Have you recently moved to North America, or are you here for an extended stay? Have you brought with you any devices that require electricity? In some cases you’ll only need a plug adapter, but there are many cases where you’ll need a voltage converter as well. World Voltages There are two types of electricity [...]

Quick 220® Voltage Converter for EVs

By | June 12th, 2015|Applications, Electric Vehicles|

One of our favorite applications for our Quick 220® systems is to make an inexpensive and portable EV charging system. If you’re a renter and can’t make modifications to your residence, or you just don’t want to pay the high prices of having a dedicated high-voltage charger installed, then keep reading. We’ll show you how [...]

Go Farther with a 110 to 220 EV Charger!

By | June 4th, 2015|Electric Vehicles, Power Converter, Voltage Converter|

Trading a smelly, dirty gas pump for an easy, clean plug is a beautiful thing. With dozens of electrical outlets in your home, it’s far more convenient. But simple Level 1 charging from a standard outlet can be painfully slow. With charge rates in the single digits per-charge-hour, a full charge from empty on a [...]

230 Voltage Converter for Traveling

By | April 9th, 2015|Voltage Converter|

If you live outside of North America, there’s a really good chance that your electronic devices use 230 volts for power. Whether you’re coming for a visit or moving altogether, if you want to bring any of your foreign devices you’ll need to get a 230 voltage converter for traveling. These converters take the 110-volt [...]

Choosing A Voltage Converter for Your Business

By | March 20th, 2015|Voltage Converter|

Many businesses rely on equipment that is powered by 240 volts from a wall outlet. If you’ve opened a new business, like T-shirt manufacturing or a woodworking shop, you know that powering your ink-transfer presses or power tools isn’t always easy and the needed outlets sometimes aren’t where you want them. In the past, you’ve [...]

Our Favorite Quick 220® Applications

By | March 11th, 2015|Voltage Converter|

In most of North America, power comes from your outlets at a nominal voltage around 120 volts. That’s great for things like lamps, computers, televisions, and your cell phone charger. But what about for a charger that’s a little bigger? Say, one for your Tesla or Nissan Leaf? The 120 volts that you’re accustomed to [...]

Using a 110v to 220v Converter From Quick 220®

By | February 9th, 2015|Voltage Converter|

Have you ever needed to hook up your industrial equipment at a customer’s house or needed to plug in a new welder? Have you been on the road with your electric vehicle and needed a better way to top up your batteries than with the slow charge you get from a typical outlet? If you've [...]