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The Electrical Power Difference

Online shopping is a fast growing industry and there seems no way of slowing it down and in fact, it does not only double in the past few years instead it multiplies many folds already. There are so many advantages of shopping online and one of the main reasons is the convenience and has cheaper price tag. There are even times that you get discount coupons then you can check it out with just one click of the mouse. Much to it is that you don’t have to wait in the long queue especially during holidays. And there are even so many companies that are offering to deliver what you bought from them at your doorstep at no extra cost.

But I am not saying the there’s no associated risk when you shop online knowing that there are so many reported crimes regarding internet usage. Another thing that I want to bring to everyone’s attention is the electrical power differences from one country to the other. What I meant to say is that most countries in the Americas are supplied with 110 volts while the rest are using 220 volts. So when you buy some electronic stuff online make sure that you are buying one that fits your country’s power supply. And when you are in doubt you can buy a device like the outlet tester at musicians friend to check the voltage of your electrical supply before you plug-in any electronic equipment.

On the other hand, because of so many issues with regards to this matter, many buildings and households are adapting to two different electrical supplies. In some houses they have their own electrical regulator especially made for any electronics that are only equipped with 110 volts.