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Help on buying voltage transformer in ZH

I'm at my wit's end trying to find a voltage transformer in the Zurich area (for my food processor that I stupidly shipped w/o getting a transformer in the US). It must be a step-up/step-down with a 1000W capacity. That 1000W requirement is the sticking point - I can't find any store or swiss online retailer that sells more than ~350W capacity (even @ Pusterla, which someone recommended in a previous post). There's plenty to be had online at Amazon.de, but Amazon and other foreign online retailers won't ship the item to Switzerland . Can someone help? Anyone have one they want to sell??
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Re: Help on buying voltage transformer in ZH

You can´t post an advert now ( min. 10 posts ) but here is a dated thread with some information within CH:

Step-Down Transformers (for US appliances on 220v)

This place in Zürich city near Helvetiaplatz should be a good one to try:

http://www.pusterla.ch/
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Re: Help on buying voltage transformer in ZH

How about airport? I was once asking around and was directed to go to airport and buy my transformer from there.
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How about airport? I was once asking around and was directed to go to airport and buy my transformer from there.
Am not sure the airport sells them with the 1000W capacity.

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Re: Help on buying voltage transformer in ZH

Perhaps a look at

https://www.distrelec.ch/

Could help you.
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There's plenty to be had online at Amazon.de, but Amazon and other foreign online retailers won't ship the item to Switzerland .
We've definitely had Amazon(.com) stuff shipped to Switzerland, so perhaps you could re-check that?

Although for the most part, especially for EU-sourced (and tax-paid) things, it's easier and cheaper to get them shipped to our French place.
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Re: Help on buying voltage transformer in ZH

To clarify: I know Amazon ships to Switzerland, I use it regularly - the problem is that certain items (as set by customs regulations) won't ship to Swiss addresses. This is often a problem w/ electronics and big-brand stuff (Adidas shoes, for instance). Same holds for the transformers...

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We've definitely had Amazon(.com) stuff shipped to Switzerland, so perhaps you could re-check that?

Although for the most part, especially for EU-sourced (and tax-paid) things, it's easier and cheaper to get them shipped to our French place.
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Re: Help on buying voltage transformer in ZH

I have a 2KVA 240-120v stepdown with 50-60hz step up sitting around. It's a monster though and weighs about 80kg so probably not something you want in the kitchen.
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