There are times when travel demands that we bring certain comfort electrical and electronic devices with us. We know (or we should know!) that there is no universal power grid across the globe. In North America, the mains power grid is 115V AC at 60Hz. In most other parts of the world (with a few notable exceptions), the power grid is 230V AC at 50Hz.
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 devices 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. One very important example is the salon-grade clipper. Many of our young professionals today enjoy the multiple benefits of these wonderful devices. But did you know that some clippers absolutely couldn’t tolerate being powered on the incorrect mains frequency? Operating on the wrong frequency can permanently damage some clippers.
Thankfully, the KCC Scientific Athena can provide both the voltage and frequency conversion you need to power your favorite clippers during your travels – safely and with accuracy. Truly, no other product out there is capable of what Athena can do. This is because the Athena produces a pure sine wave at exactly the necessary frequency, and it has an output receptacle accommodating worldwide standards. Your favorite clipper will work exactly as it should when powered by Athena, anywhere.
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. One we measured was operating near 70Hz instead of the 60Hz that the clipper requires to operate properly. The low cost import products produce square waves instead of sine waves, so your device will not operate as smoothly as you will want and need. Your face is certain to notice the difference! Also, some clippers, operated with these square waves, may overheat or become uncomfortable to hold. KCC Scientific products ONLY produce clean, precise sine waves.
Next time you are looking for a converter to power your prized clipper or shaver 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.