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About 220-240V International Power Systems
All products sold at westwindgifts.ca are sold on the North American 110V system. These will work great anywhere in Canada / USA, but if you live elsewhere simple steps will keep you safe as well as your new Lamp / Electrical device.
There are two things to consider - The plug type (shape) and the power system (volatage/amps) being used.
Lamps & Bulbs: Included bulbs are for the 110V system. On a simple lamp with no other electronics such as motors, simply discard the included 110V bulb and replace with one found locally to your area. Use a simple Pass-Through plug adapter, and your lamp will operate fine on 220-240V.
Battery Operated Devices: Simply use batteries as you normally would. AA Batteries use a standard of 1.5V per battery.
AC Adapters: Discard the included AC Adapter, and replace it with one meant for your power system (220-240V) - Please ensure the output voltage is exactly the same as the original adapter, and the Amperage / Wattage is the same or greater on your adapter. With your purchased adapter, it will also have the correct plug for your wall outlet.
Power Converters: While a power converter will work to power any 110V bulb or an AC Adapter, these will only get you close to the correct voltage. An AC Adapter is already converting power; if you use a converter you are in effect converting it twice. In the case of non-removable bulbs, motors or other electronics in products not using AC Adapters, a power converter would be the only choice. Very few products we sell would require one of these. Some power converters come standard with a plug adapter as well, sometimes you need to purchase on separately. If you can use a different method, we always suggest you do.