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Topic # 96881 6-Feb-2012 09:07
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They are made for use in the USA at 110V and 60Hz.

Does this mean it will not work in NZ without an expensive transformer? Or would I only need a relatively cheap converter?

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  Reply # 577752 6-Feb-2012 09:13
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You will need a step down transformer.
Plugging them in with a cheap adaptor will cause fireworks.



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  Reply # 577753 6-Feb-2012 09:16
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Damn I thought as much.

EDIT: I just realised in my bathroom there is a wall jack, and although it says SHAVERS ONLY, there are two sockets in there, one for 240 and one for 110. It also says "AC Voltage. Switch off to reset." Would this work? Or would it blow up the whole socket? It doesn't say anything about how many hz or watts it allows.

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  Reply # 577762 6-Feb-2012 09:24
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I think the load on the clippers will be too high for these things as they are designed for low power shavers.




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  Reply # 577769 6-Feb-2012 09:47
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Thanks guys.
What would be the wattage a pair of hair clippers would consume though?

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  Reply # 577783 6-Feb-2012 10:29
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jacli: Thanks guys.
What would be the wattage a pair of hair clippers would consume though?

It should be printed on the device in watts or amps. Compare that to a typical shaver. 

btw, a step-down transformer is not expensive at all.



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  Reply # 577814 6-Feb-2012 12:15
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I don't have my 110V one with me right now, but I do have an old pair bought in NZ, which says it uses only 13W.
I thought it would be a lot more than that.

How many watts would an average shaver socket allow up to in NZ?

Say it only allows 15W and my 110V clippers use like 20W, would it blow up my clippers or the socket, or would my clippers just run a little slower/not work properly?

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  Reply # 577826 6-Feb-2012 12:39
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The transformer in the socket will overheat and cut out after a short time. I was using one of those sockets as a stepdown transformer for a DJ mixer for a while, and if I had the gooseneck light on it would cut out after about 10 mins.




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