Finally, you are an international athlete! Congratulations! Whether recreational, sub-elite or an elite athlete, balancing more factors on the international stage is a challenge. Optimizing elite performance with health management take on new challenges, including powering your recovery devices in a country outside of where you call home.
Whether you are competing in North America or Europe or vice versa you could be faced with the issue of power line (mains) voltage and frequency differences rendering your recovery devices inoperable.
Most travelers know that they have to accommodate the plug styles for the different world standards as they travel. But that is not the end of the story! If you assume it is, it will likely be the end of your prized electrical and electronic equipment when you plug them in overseas. So, be careful!
Those of us who have traveled know that voltage is very important. If you plug a device rated for 115V AC into a 230V AC socket, it will most likely overheat, smoke and be permanently damaged. But do we ever consider the mains power line frequency? If we don’t, we should. More and more devices require the proper frequency to operate correctly. Two very important examples are athletic recovery equipment and the salon-grade clipper. Many of our young athletes today enjoy the multiple benefits of these wonderful devices. But did you know that some of these devices absolutely couldn’t tolerate being powered on the incorrect mains frequency? Operating on the wrong frequency can cause serious issues with our prized devices.
Thankfully, the KCC Scientific Athena can provide both the voltage and frequency conversion you need to power your athletic recovery equipment or clippers during your travels – safely and with accuracy. Truly, no other product out there is capable of what Athena can do. This is because Athena exactly replicates the mains power your recovery pump or clipper was designed for, and it has an output receptacle accommodating worldwide standards. Your favorite athletic recovery boot will work exactly as it should when powered by Athena, anywhere. Likewise your professional hair clippers will work as if you were at home.
There are some low-quality import products available for an irresistibly low price. Our measurements on these products explain clearly why they are low cost and inadequate. One we measured was operating near 70Hz instead of the 60Hz that the clipper or recovery boot pump requires to operate properly. The low cost import products produce distorted waves instead of smooth sine waves, so your device will not operate smoothly, which you will want and need. You are certain to notice the difference! Also, some athletic recovery pumps, operated with these distorted waves, may overheat or become uncomfortably warm. KCC Scientific products ONLY produce clean, precise sine waves.
Next time you are looking for a converter to power your prized athletic recovery pump or clipper worldwide, consider Athena. She is sure to deliver on our promise that your device will operate exactly as it should, regardless of where you are on Planet Earth.