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Voltage for appliances

There are different voltages in homes around the world. To adapt to different markets, manufacturers can produce appliances with dedicated voltages for different countries, creating confusion for buyers who intend to purchase appliances from international distributors

With this guide we clarify and help you choose the best solution for your home.

Where to find the wattage of the appliance

You can usually find the wattage of most appliances stamped on the bottom or back of the appliance, or on its “nameplate”. The wattage listed is the maximum power drawn by the appliance. If the wattage is not listed on the appliance, you can still estimate it by finding the current draw (in amperes) and multiplying that by the voltage used by the appliance.

What type of electrical voltage is used in your country?

Before buying electrical appliances, you need to know what type of electrical voltage is used in your country and what type of adapter or plug is needed to plug your appliances into the outlet.

Voltage in America, Australia, Europe and other parts of the world

Most electrical appliances made for use in the U.S. work at 115 volts, most of North and South America, the Caribbean and Japan also use 110-voltage electricity, while Europe and other parts of the world have 220-volt electrical outlets. 

Generally, in the States, the common voltage connection in homes is 110-120VAC (Volts Alternating Current). While other parts of the world use 220-240VAC as the standard power supply connection for residences.

Electrical current is supplied domestically throughout Australia at 230/240volts, 50 hertz.

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Appliances installed in a customer’s home in Sydney, Australia. Find out more about the project.

The Plug Type I

Australia, as well as New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Argentina uses the Plug Type I, which is the plug that has three flat pins in a triangular pattern.

The Australian plug also works with sockets in China.

All the appliances you buy on our website will work in Australia, as they all operate at a range of 220v-240v 50Hz.

Use of Plug Type I in the world. Source: International Electrotechnical Commission

Will 240V appliances work in my country?

The primary concern revolves around whether or not 240V appliances will operate in residences and what are the steps required to allow proper operation. 

The solution is very simple.

To use 240V appliances with a standard 110V household voltage (Example: USA), a special connection must be installed in the house.

Your appliance connection will use either the range of 110-120VAC or 220-240VAC. Some appliances can run dual voltage, but most do not, so you must use the correct corresponding voltage, otherwise you risk damaging your appliance.

Recently, there have been an increase with using 230V appliances and equipment, the standard has been used in a broader market all over the world with the accommodation of an adapter or connection plug. For the most part, higher voltage means more power, which in turn, is capable of a more rigorous performance

In order to use higher or lower rated voltage that does not match your output, you will need to equip a transformer to either step up or step down in power supply.

Buying on salbini.com

Appliances sold on our shop all operate at a range of 220v-240v 50Hz according to European standards, so they will work in Europe, in Australia and in all the countries that have a range of 220-240v. 

For all other countries with lower voltage it will be enough to take the necessary steps and they will work perfectly.

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Irinox is a leading company in the production of rapid blast chillers and high quality storage systems for the professional and domestic sectors and electrical panels in stainless steel, setting quality standards in every area.

Irinox promotes new products and ways of operating that have allowed it to introduce the concepts of rapid chilling and food freshness all over the world and to rethink the way to identify solutions for the design and construction of customized electrical panels.

Origin of Irinox

Irinox was founded in Corbanese (Treviso, Italy) in 1989, starting the production of blast chillers, shock-freezers and stainless steel electrical enclosures. In 1994 there was the opening of the new production plant in Conegliano (Treviso, Italy) for the production of stainless steel electrical enclosueres. 

First blast chiller in a built-in version

In 2002 the first blast chiller in the world was invented, in a built-in version, which is presented to the public at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Business units

Irinox is formed by three business units: Irinox Professional, Irinox Home and Irinox Electrical Enclosures.

Irinox Professional is the leading manufacturer of blast chillers and shock freezers. It offers professionals cutting-edge equipment to keep food fresh and optimise production processes.

Irinox Home is a line of equipment dedicated to quality household chilling systems. Equipment with innovative functions and refined design provides technology used by professionals to offer the best of industrial kitchens in the home, so food is once again delicious, healthy and nutritious.

Irinox Electrical Enclosures business unit, has been designing and manufacturing stainless steel electrical enclosures since 1989. Innovative solutions, customised production and immediate response are the cornerstones of approach at Irinox Electrical Enclosures and the staff strives tirelessly to deliver products and services that exceed customer expectations.

Certifications

Irinox management system is certified in compliance to ISO standards (specifically, regulations ISO 9001,14001 and 45001). ISO standards rule over management systems; they are voluntary-based management and organization processes.

Such regulations lay down requirements for companies/organizations to be able to:

  • Meet customers’ needs through their products and service (ISO 9001).
  • To monitor any factors in their own manufacturing and performing activities which may have an impact on the environment (ISO14001).
  • Specify the requirements for the implementation of an occupational health and safety management system (ISO 45001)

Sustainability

Irinox is willing to play its role in facing environmental challenges by embracing sustainable consumption and production patterns aiming to reduce their impact so as to preserve resources for the generations to come.

“We wish and want  to outline and make public our plan of action for Carbon Neutrality by 2030 for the Business Unit Professional and the Business Unit Home, and by 2040 for the Business Unit Electrical Enclosures.”

Irinox S.p.a.
Warranty on appliances

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When buying appliances directly from Europe, as in the case of purchases made on Salbini, we need to clarify some points on the guarantee.

With the information below, you will no longer have any doubts about how warranty works on European appliances imported to Australia.

Responsibility of resellers and importers in Australia.

When importing European home appliances to Australia, the local importer does not honor the manufacturer’s warranty, as the items were purchased from overseas. So basically the customer has to send them back to Europe in case of problems.

Responsibility of Salbini.

At Salbini we are different from the others.

We have agreements in place with local service agents, such as Mobile Appliance Repair Center in Sydney and Fix-It All in Melbourne:

In the past, Fix-It All has also created an ad hoc document for us to share with new potential customers.

Therefore, when a customer buys household appliances at Salbini, in case of problems he turns directly to us and not to the manufacturer.

How we work at Salbini.

If one of our customers has problems with an appliances, our Customer Care Service opens an internal ticket. At the same time, we contact the service agents in Australia to report the problem and provide all the necessary information.

How our Australian partners intervene.

The service agents in Australia acquire all the necessary information and contact Salbini’s customer, arranging a meeting to solve the problem in a short time.

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