Is it O.K./safe to plug a 110v surge protector into a 220v-110v step-down converter in South Korea?

I'm an american currently residing in south korea. I have a 220v-to-110v step-down converter to use some american-bought electrical appliances, but it only has two power outlets. I need more 110v outlets to use my computer and peripherals and would like to know if it is safe to plug a surge protector(with 8 outlets) into that converter. In terms of wattage, the step-down converter has a 3000watt capacity, which is more than enough for my computer and peripherals.

P.S. i tried researching this in google before asking here, but got a bunch of mixed answers that confused the hell out of me

Update:

I wish i did have a 110v power strip, but unfortunately i didn't bring any from the states. All I have is this here surge protector, and I doubt they sell any 110v power strips in the korean market.

Don: i only know that my converter is a 220v-to-110v step-down converter with a capacity of 3000watts. I got it from a korean store and looks something like this:

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/Item/detailview/Item.as...

..if that helps any...

Update 2:

I wish i did have a 110v power strip, but unfortunately i didn't bring any from the states. All I have is this here surge protector, and I doubt they sell any 110v power strips in the korean market.

Don: i only know that my converter is a 220v-to-110v step-down converter with a capacity of 3000watts. I got it from a korean store and looks something like this:

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/Item/detailview/Item.as...

..if that helps any...

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  • DON
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    The answer depends on what kind of converter you have. If you have a (very heavy) step down transformer where the output actually is a 110-120 volt sine wave, a surge protected outlet strip should be fine. If your converter is a lightweight waveform chopping type, the peak voltages will trigger the surge protection of a US type outlet strip hundreds of times per second and burn it out almost instantly. If in doubt, skip the surge protector.

    Most computers and some peripherals have universal type power supplies that will work worldwide either automaticly or by moving a plug or setting a switch to the local voltage used. In those cases all you would need is a simple prong style adapter for each device.

    Don

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    Is it O.K./safe to plug a 110v surge protector into a 220v-110v step-down converter in South Korea?

    I'm an american currently residing in south korea. I have a 220v-to-110v step-down converter to use some american-bought electrical appliances, but it only has two power outlets. I need more 110v outlets to use my computer and peripherals and would like to know if it is safe to plug a surge...

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  • ?
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    3 years ago

    220v Surge Protector

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  • 7 years ago

    I would use a simple power strip - not a surge protector. Surge protectors and step-down converter output often don't go together well. Other than that, sure, it's fine.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    If you read this article, you'll find it's not advisable with outlets where the plug can be inserted in two different ways :

    http://www.gson.org/stepdown/

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  • 7 years ago

    That is a 1000W or so transformer. But it is a transfomer, so is okay to use with your 120V only loads, and to use any 120V power strip, surge or not..

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