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Can I use a Japanese appliance in the US? 2014/3/7 01:02
Ifm looking to purchase a transformer for a product I purchased from Japan, because I live in the U.S. The product is a baby sanitizer device and its 220V/60Hz, 90W (UV Lamp 6W)Can you tell me what kind of transformer I would need to purchase, so that the product would work in a U.S. outlet safely?
by Valerie (guest)  

Re: Can I use a Japanese appliance in the US? 2014/3/8 02:03
Are you sure it is 220V? I thought Japanese goods were 100V which work OK in the U.S.
by rpcman (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Can I use a Japanese appliance in the US? 2014/3/8 14:06
Japanese electric products are 100-110v.
by Tokyosin (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Can I use a Japanese appliance in the US? 2014/3/10 17:40
It should be ok in the US (assuming its 100v), although you may want to get a 120v to 100v stepdown converter anyway as ones rated for your needs are relatively cheap and easy to find online.
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

Re: Can I use a Japanese appliance in the US? 2014/3/10 23:36
The product Specifications state the product is:
AC 220V-240V with 2 round pins plug for C type
by Valerie (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Can I use a Japanese appliance in the US? 2014/3/11 00:14
C type is not for Japanese usage.
Plugs in Japan is A type, same to that of US. C type is for Europe, probably.
I am afraid that you might have bought a wrong one in stores for foreign tourists.
by ken (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Can I use a Japanese appliance in the US? 2014/3/11 01:49
Yes, you are correct. I just found out the product came from South Korea, but it was shipped from Japan. Now I'm really confused. Thanks for all your help.
by Valerie (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Can I use a Japanese appliance in the US? 2014/3/11 10:17
In that case you definitely need a stepup converter. They're not too expensive. Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Goldsource%C2%AE-Voltage-Converter-Transformer-S...
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