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Old Mar 12th 2007, 8:43 pm
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hi there, my first post but i've been reading around for a few weeks. i'm an american and he's english, and we've been here in the UK for several years. now we're moving to the US for 2-3 years.

we've got several gadgets that we're not sure what to do with. i blew up a printer when i first moved here before i learned about step down converters, and want to avoid killing equipment wherever possible.

for example, our ice cream maker (which we use a lot). it's got moving parts, so i know it would need a converter of some kind. is it expensive/complicated to get what must be a step up converter? would we be better off just selling ours here and buying one over there?

we're also getting married this summer, and alongside that fun there is the registry issue. as we don't know where we'll be living in the long term, which is more useful/versatile to have-- US or UK appliances? i'm talking about mixers, food processors, etc. don't want to treat a nice food processor as disposeable.

thanks in advance!
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hi there, my first post but i've been reading around for a few weeks. i'm an american and he's english, and we've been here in the UK for several years. now we're moving to the US for 2-3 years.

we've got several gadgets that we're not sure what to do with. i blew up a printer when i first moved here before i learned about step down converters, and want to avoid killing equipment wherever possible.

for example, our ice cream maker (which we use a lot). it's got moving parts, so i know it would need a converter of some kind. is it expensive/complicated to get what must be a step up converter? would we be better off just selling ours here and buying one over there?

we're also getting married this summer, and alongside that fun there is the registry issue. as we don't know where we'll be living in the long term, which is more useful/versatile to have-- US or UK appliances? i'm talking about mixers, food processors, etc. don't want to treat a nice food processor as disposeable.

thanks in advance!
Unless it has dual voltage forget about it. Try using the search function at the top of the page as this subject has been covered many times...even last week.
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Unless it has dual voltage forget about it. Try using the search function at the top of the page as this subject has been covered many times...even last week.
Anything with a motor -> problems. Anything high wattage -> problems.
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http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Should...rical_goods%3F

Posters please chuck you ideas here.
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http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Should...rical_goods%3F

Posters please chuck you ideas here.
good idea tks, i keep forgetting to add to it
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Anything with a motor -> problems. Anything high wattage -> problems.
There goes my plan to market 300 watt vibrators.
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There goes my plan to market 300 watt vibrators.
Just 300 watt.........
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Just 300 watt.........
my thoughts entirely dolly
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my thoughts entirely dolly
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Just 300 watt.........
There's a 50 Kilowatt version, but we've had a problem with the streetlights dimming everytime you use it.
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There's a 50 Kilowatt version, but we've had a problem with the streetlights dimming everytime you use it.
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There's a 50 Kilowatt version, but we've had a problem with the streetlights dimming everytime you use it.
sod the streetlights
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sod the streetlights
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it's got moving parts, so i know it would need a converter of some kind.
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Ooops we're in the USA forum, serious answers only, what was the question?

Sorry OP
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