1500 Watt Step Down or Step Up Refrigeration/Cooler/Freezer Transformer – Use USA/Canadian Refrigeration Appliances Worldwide and Vice-Versa


ACUPWR’s ADC-1500 and AUC-1500 cooling transformers let you take refrigerators, freezers, and coolers designed for the USA and Canada to countries that use the 220-240/50 Hz standard (ADC-1500), and vice-versa (AUC-1500).

  • Designed specifically to take 110-120 volt refrigerators, freezers, coolers, and ice machines to 220-240 volt countries (step down) and from 220-240 volt countries to USA and Canada (step up)
  • Available as Step Up (AUD-1500) and Step Down (ADC-1500) models
  • Made for home, commercial, and industrial use
  • Converts voltage from 220-240 volts to 110-120 volts (ADC-1500) or from 220-240 volts to 110-120 volts (AUC-1500)
  • Converts frequency from 50 Hz to 60 Hz (ADC-1500) or from 60 Hz to 50 Hz (AUC-1500)
  • ACUPWR products are trusted by military, NASA, and government agencies worldwide
  • Can handle up to 120-percent beyond stated rating (industry standard is 50 percent)
  • Rated at 1500 watts
  • ADC-1500 features USA/Canada NEMA 5-15R receptacle and Type F (Schuko) plug
  • AUC-1500 features Type F (Schuko) receptacle and Type B plug
  • Type F (Schuko) wall plug compatible with wall receptacles in most of Europe and Africa including Poland, Hungary, and Russia
  • Can be used in the following countries using a plug adapter (available complimentary; specify type at checkout): Great Britain, Germany, France, Singapore, India, Hong Kong Switzerland, Dubai, Niger, South Africa, Italy, Sweden, Australia, and Israel
  • CE approved
  • 7 lbs; Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.75” x 5.25” x 8”
  • Thermal protection with automatic shutdown when overheated
  • Lifetime warranty, up to $10,000 insurance coverage
  • Proudly Made in USA
  • Bench tested for quality assurance and years of reliability

Moving a refrigerator/freezer/cooler designed to operate in the USA or Canada—where both countries rely on a voltage standard of 110-120 volts/60 Hz—to a country where 220-240 volts/50 Hz is the standard, and vice-versa, is a big job. And it’s not just because refrigerators are big; there’s the little-known fact that these big-motor appliances need to have the proper AC line frequency (60 Hz for 110-120 volts; 50 Hz for 220-240 volts) for their motors to function at their proper speeds (RPMs).

Simply, you cannot only buy a voltage converter/transformer that will convert voltage up or down to the standard used in your new country; you’ll have to convert the AC line frequency also. Not doing so will result in 20-percent lower motor speed and potential overheating when using a 60 Hz motor at 50 Hz and, conversely, definite motor burnout and overheating when using a 50 Hz motor at 60 Hz as the motor will be running roughly 20-percent higher.

Brands such as Sub-Zero, Wolf, Gaggenau, Marvel, Miele, Thermador, Jenn-Air, GE, LG, Whirlpool, Fisher & Paykel, Bosch, Northland, Gorenje, Kitchen Aid, and U-Line emphasize the need for a transformer/converter that will not only convert voltage, but also the line frequency. ACUPWR manufactures the ADC and AUC series expressly for this purpose.

The ACUPWR ADC-1500 (step down) and AUC-1500 (step up) models are the perfect solution for anybody relocating to or from the USA and Canada with their refrigerator/cooler/freezer and other large-motor appliance (one HP and larger) to a 220-240 volt/50 Hz country, and vice versa. It’s rated for 1000-watt loads and suitable for home, commercial, and industrial applications. This model comes with either a Type F (Schuko) wall plug and North American NEMA 5-15R input receptacle (ADC-1500), or a Type F (Schuko) receptacle and Type B wall plug (AUC-1500).

As with all ACUPWR products, the ADC-1500/AUC-1500 is proudly manufactured in the USA using the best materials available. This includes copper wiring that allows the unit to operate under heavy duress and in the most heavy-duty situations. Unlike less expensive, foreign-made products using aluminum wiring, our products are designed to last for decades. Each unit is hand assembled in our factory and bench-tested at a full-load (the maximum stated wattage) to ensure years of dependability. Among the ADC/AUC’s features is thermal protection (CTOC); the unit will turn off when overheated.

ACUPWR stands by its products by providing a lifetime warranty and insurance coverage up to $10,000. We count military and government agencies, including NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, among our customers for good reason: ACUPWR products are the best-made, most dependable, and most long-lasting transformers available.

When considering which model ACUPWR transformer/voltage converter is best for your needs, keep in mind that our products are safe for continuous power at 120 percent beyond the stated wattage, unlike other products that adhere to an industry standard of 2-3 times higher than the appliance’s stated wattage. So, for example, an appliance rated for 300 watts of consumption would, according to the industry standard, require a 900-watt transformer. With an ACUPWR transformer, you can safely use your 300-watt appliance with a 300-watt transformer/converter; our products, remember, can handle 120-percent beyond their stated wattage handling ability.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? We’ll make a customized voltage transformer specifically for your needs. Call us at 212-380-1191 to discuss further.



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