With a voltage converter, you can also use your electronics from overseas or other devices with special voltage requirements. Whether you're looking for a DC/DC or AC/DC converter, DC/AC inverter or stabilizer, DND has you covered. The voltage converters below really deliver the performance they promise, so you can always use your electronics as intended and safely.
Which voltage converters are available from DND?
By using a DC/DC converter, you can achieve a supply voltage lower or higher than the battery voltage. There are also step-down and step-up converters. The input voltage of step-down converters is higher than the output voltage. In step-up converters, the reverse is true, i.e. the output voltage is higher than the input voltage.
AC/DC converters convert an alternating current (AC) input into a direct current (DC) output. This is how electronic devices become usable - and if the device also has a battery, the converter can be seen as a charger, which can be useful for many electronic devices in everyday life. The voltage is usually reduced by the transformer to match the voltage demand of the connected device.
DC/AC converters (inverters)
DC/AC inverters convert direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC).These converters - officially called inverters - allow you to watch TV or use larger electronic devices in your car by converting the DC current from your car battery into alternating current. This is because larger electronic devices require alternating current to operate.
In which cases is a voltage converter essential?
If you want to operate a device with a different voltage requirement from the one in your geographical area, you will need a voltage converter. For example, if you are getting a synthesizer from North America that uses 110/125 volt AC power, you will need to buy a converter to use the instrument. This applies to all other electronic equipment that does not follow the 230 V voltage standard used in Europe and Hungary.
What is the difference between direct current and alternating current?
The difference between direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) is the direction in which the electrons flow. In DC, the electrons flow in a uniform, single direction, "forward". With AC, however, the electrons are constantly changing direction, for example, going forwards and then backwards. In DC, the current between the two poles flows in one direction, whereas in AC, the directions are alternating.
What should you look out for before choosing and using a voltage converter?
You could call it step zero, but first you need to check the voltage and current requirements of the device you want to operate. Once you've established whether an AC/DC converter or DC/DC converter, or other voltage converter, is the answer, it's best to choose only from reputable, proven brands.
DND only offers voltage converters from trusted manufacturers. Take a look at our range!