The easiest thing to do would be to just get the step down transformer and plug them in. The transformer linked to even has the right sockets to plug in US style plugs.
No reason why it should "overload something or die after an hour or be really tricky to use in certain
Typically, the transformer inside the unit will have two primary windings each rated at 120 volts. For use in countries with 240 volt supplies, they are connected in series. In countries with 120 volt supplies they are connected in parallel. As long as the connection is appropriate for the voltage, each primary gets the correct 120 volts across it.
Originally Posted by Holly
Sometimes there is a switch to change between the two configurations, sometimes it is a little link connection (or two) known as a jumper lead and sometimes it will require re-wiring.
(If they are both identical and have internal transformers, I would personally try to run them in series - but this is not really good advice so don't do that!!!)
Last edited by Steve Smith; 04-16-2012 at 05:43 AM. Click to view previous post history.