Pinned on March 8, 2013 at 7:09 am by tw7890
Steren Dual Voltage World-Wide Foreign Travel Converter Kit
Destroyed my La Crosse BC-900 battery charger!!! I bought this bulky heavy item from Amazon because of the positive reviews here. I used it during a trip to London. I wouldn’t mind the weight or bulk if it worked. On its’ first use it blew an internal fuse and I discoverd later that it also destroyed my $50 battery charger. To make matters worse, I could not to use the converter again since I didn’t have a replacement fuse. Steren supplied no extra fuses or even an instruction book. Nowhere on the box or the item does it tell you what fuse it uses. Stay away from this junk item and head down to your local Radio Shack and buy a converter that has a resettable fuse, that’s assuming you need a converter in the first place. Most electronic items today automatically switch to 240 anyway, so all you might really need overseas is a cheap adapter. Check the instructions of your item or the voltage inscriptions on the transformer or item itself to know if it’s capable of handling the higher voltage.As an update to this review I contacted Steren and they told me to throw the unit out since they claim that there are no user replaceable parts, and that includes the removable fuse. Steren offered to do nothing for me and referred me back to Amazon. Apparently Steren is as junk a company as their products are. They have disdain their customers and couldn’t care less about how their products perform once they get your money.
Converter works fine but… Converter works fine but the hinge for the lid on the case is not made well, mine broke during the first trip and now it will not stay shut without assistance from a couple of rubber bands.I do like the individual adapter plugs. They have blade and rounded female receptors so you can use them with US and European devices. Also, you can use them without the converter if your devices’ power adapter is 110 – 240 variable.
DONT BUY ,PIECE OF GARBAGE WHAT A PEICE OF GARBAGE.BOUGHT FOR MY KID, FOR HER TRIP TO IRELAND.STARTED SMOKING FIRST TIME SHE USED IT.RATE THIS ITEM WITH NO STARSHAD TO GIVE AT LEAST 1 STAR TO LEAVE MY OPINIONSAVE YOUR MONEY. THIS PRODUCT FIRE HAZAD
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