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Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts

Get the power you need when you travel abroad.


A must-have when traveling abroad.
  • Power converter with 5 built-in adapter plugs
  • Use with small appliances up to 1600 watts
  • Converts power and adapts plugs in over 120 countries
Our all-in-one Global Converter changes the power from U.S. 110/120 volts to 220/240 volts and changes plug shape—so you can use your appliances worldwide.
No individual plugs to misplace. Compact and easy to fit in your luggage, it has five built-in adapter plugs for use in over 120 countries on every continent. Use with small travel appliances up to 1600 watts, including most hair dryers, travel steamers and irons.

Important: Always check your appliance's wattage requirement and your destination's voltage standard to ensure compatibility.

Converts power—and changes plug shape
This all-in-one unit does both, making it easy to use your travel appliances in over 120 countries worldwide. Works in the following locations: Europe, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Canada, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

Caution
Not for use with low-watt appliances (shavers, battery chargers and curling irons) or computers, stereos, TVs, DVD players and massagers.
Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts
Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts
Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts

Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts

599472p

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Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts
 
3.0

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to configure (7)
  • Reliable (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Poor design (4)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (8), Enthusiast (4), Power user (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mixed Feelings

I bought one of these and spent 5 months in the Middle East with no problems, using everything from phone chargers to computer chargers. I lost it after I got home, then bought...Read complete review

I bought one of these and spent 5 months in the Middle East with no problems, using everything from phone chargers to computer chargers. I lost it after I got home, then bought another one that I used for 3 weeks in Germany before it stopped working and shorted out my hair clippers. After that I bought another one and have spent over a year in Germany with it with absolutely no problems. Again, I use it for everything and I use it every day. It is in almost continuous use. So it seems really hit or miss. I'd still recommend it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware

Although it says prominently that this unit is good for "up to 1600 watts," it is easy to miss in the fine prin that it is not usable for a lower...Read complete review

Although it says prominently that this unit is good for "up to 1600 watts," it is easy to miss in the fine prin that it is not usable for a lower wattage range.

Easier to spot on the website, hard to spot on the packaging if you buy i in the store.

DON'T buy this thinking you can poswer your computer, charge yor iPod or Camera, etc.

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1.0

Stupid converter

By Euro

from Norway

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

      What is this supppose to be good for??

      No one n the store told me about this part when they sold me the product knowing that I wanted it for using my Brookstone massager in Europe:

      "Caution
      Not for use with low-watt appliances (shavers, battery chargers and curling irons) or computers, stereos, TVs, DVD players and massagers."

      What else am I suppose to use it for??
      Now it has destoried my massager cushion and I am very dissapointed. All lights in the house went out. So frustrated. Bad service and stupid device.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Global Converter Does Not Work

      By MW

      from UK

      About Me Casual User

      Pros

        Cons

        • Does not work
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

          Bought 2 Global Converters as I bought 2 massage products from a Brookstone store. When I tried to use it in United Kingdom, both converters fail and it blew both my massage products. As soon as I plug it in you can hear the fuss blow. It happens to both of them. To summarise, this product is not fit for purpose and should be withdraw from the store.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Poor Design

          By Calvin the Climber

          from Ashburn, VA

          About Me Casual User

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Durable
            • Poor Design
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

              I used this product backpacking Europe.

              The top Europe plug does not have the necessary design to stay in the outlet so I had to tape the whole thing to the wall.

              At first the Europe plug would not stay locked out while in use, and then when it finally did it was permanently locked (and it still is.) While trying to fix this I broke one of the poorly made welds on the Asia plug deeming it useless.

              I would strongly recommend going with a different adapter/voltage converter.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Was in Israel and it worked perfectly!

              By Waabog

              from Tennessee

              About Me Casual User

              Pros

              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

                Because we were in the Middle East we used the top adapter. We did not realize until a couple of days into the trip that it locked into place. We had to tug a little to get the adapter to extend fully, but once it exteded, it worked perfectly.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                1.0

                Could not use in Ireland and UK

                By JennD999

                from Portsmouth, NH

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

                    This square box shap will not fit in raised outlets you find in Ireland, the UK and France.
                    Had to get a power strip to plug into to use.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    This is a replacement.

                    By Traveling junkie

                    from Gainesville Fl.

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                    • Not Durable
                    • Overheating Meltdown

                    Best Uses

                    • Have Used Worldwide
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

                    Replacing one I have used extensively worldwide that somehow overheated -melting the Autralia plastic push button. It still functions, but I never want to be without one.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    3.0

                    Versatile but has some limits

                    By Physics is Fun

                    from Isle sur la Sorgue, France

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Configure

                    Cons

                    • Not Usable With High Load

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

                    We had this unit for almost 10 years. It worked fine with a small load like a shaver. But it blew up when we tried to use it with a large load, a 120 volt heating pad in 220 volt Scotland. I do not think it can really handle 1600 watts except if the load has the same voltage rating as the wall plug. This unit needs a fuse ala the 85 watt converter that is also sold by Brookstone.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Good compact converter.

                    By Lily

                    from Green valley, AZ

                    About Me Casual User

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Devices
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

                      Light and compact, easy to use.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Delighted Customer

                      By Partha

                      from Altamonte Springs Florida 32714

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Exclusive

                      Cons

                      • Incomparable

                      Best Uses

                      • Handy

                      Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

                      I come from India where due to Increased industrialization there is Power shortage
                      We encounter daily unpredictable power failures.Your new Innovate and handy device will avert accidents especially Seniors like me.Thanks for inviting feed back .Partha

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Great all in one device

                      By International traveler

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Global Converter for appliances up to 1600 watts:

                        Everything included in one enclosed case, so no individual pieces could be misplaced. Just used it for the first time in Madrid. It worked perfect with ipod, cell phone, Blackberry, small notebook, digital camera.
                        Make sure it fits snug into the wall plug. Due to its boxy shape, it may slide out of the wall plug, if not pressed into the plug, and held in for a second.

                        • Gift:
                        • No
                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        Warranty

                        Brookstone/OSIM-branded products are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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                        Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

                        • Replacement Plan - 1 Year $5.99
                        • Replacement Plan - 2 Year $8.99
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