I'm sending an Aussie drill and grinder 240v to the Philippines. Do I need to buy a power converter from 110v to 240v to run power tools safely?

  • Says here that the Philippines also uses 220-240V, just like Australia... Where did you get 110V? Jun 4, 2017 at 1:23
  • Are you sure they are brushed/series-universal motor or brushless motor tools and not AC induction motor tools? AC induction motors might not like the frequency change as the Oz grid is 50Hz and the Philippines use 60Hz due to US influences... Jun 4, 2017 at 2:15
  • Is this travel related? I can't imagine a tourist from the Phillipines going shopping for power tools in Australia, or an Aussie tourist wanting to do some DIY while on holiday in the Phillipines.
    – Golden Cuy
    Jun 4, 2017 at 5:04

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Electricity in the Philippines runs between 220V, so your power tools might me slightly underpowered but not by much. What I would highly recommend though is a surge protector since my experience is that power varies more than other places there, in both voltage and frequency. Officially the power is 220V at 60 Hz in the Philipines but I've gotten 210 to 230V input.

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