Factors Deciding Selection of transformer


Several children, who are under 13, get an electrical injury every year and half of these children are younger than 5 years. The report also indicates that more than 50% of people from Ontario have received an electrical shock. Even a minor low-voltage shock can result in severe long-term side-effects such as anxiety, memory loss, or feeling of pricking needles and pins.

6 Common Tips to follow when buying an electrical transformer in Mississauga. 

There is a myth-like purchasing electric transformers in Mississauga is an easy task, however, in reality; a faulty product can cause several damages. Whenever we miss those markings at the back of the box or ignore a slightly damaged product, we leave room for fatalities. Of course, it is not expected of everyone to have full knowledge of electrical supplies, but these basic tips can help you choose an efficient product.

1. Meets Statutory Safety Requirement
Before buying a power transformer, it is important to match its legal safety requirements to the electrical supply conditions applicable in Ontario. This is especially true if you are buying any product from outside Canada. Just match basic things, such as under what power supply and environmental conditions it is suitable to use this electrical supply.

2. Avoid using second-hand products
Some people may buy a used product to save money, but purchasing a second-hand product is like doing it willingly. Moreover, if this product is out of warranty, you are under extra risk.


It might be easier to identify how this product was used earlier, in what situation the product is in now, and if during these multiple uses, this product was damaged. Hence, try to avoid second-hand machines at any cost.

3. Read the Guarantee Booklet
Most electrical products have a specific span of warranty/guarantee period. If that is not the case, it is not suggested to buy the product, as this itself is an indication of low quality.

If the product has a warranty/guarantee period, read the terms and conditions carefully to know under which circumstances you can return or replace the product.

4. Follow Operation Manual Carefully
Every quality electrical product will contain an operation manual. Once you purchase the product, only install it after reading the manual thoroughly. Also, follow the exact procedure written in the manual.

This is important to ensure that every safety and security measure has been taken while installation. If you find it hard to install it according to the manual, prefer a provider that offers electrical supply installation services as well.

5. Check for Signs of Damage before Use
This holds true for every electrical product that you buy. We can still ignore small signs of damage in furniture or décor items. But, any signs of damage, no matter how small, should not be avoided in electrical products. This damage can be caused due to anything, hence, prefer returning or replacing the item for safety purposes.

6. Prefer Energy Efficient Electrical Transformers
Energy-efficient electrical transformers are sufficiently available in the market but rarely do we look at these products. These products can highly decrease energy expenses, sometimes even up to 40%.

Transformers are known to reduce distribution loss and transmission. So, if you get an option to buy an energy-efficient electrical product, always choose that.

What to do in case the Transformer seems wrong?

Follow these steps when you come across a situation when the transformer you bought seems wrong.

1. Check:
Check for any wear and tear, slight damage, match the packaging with original packaging online, look if the packaging is damaged, and check its guarantee booklet.

2. Don’t Use When:
If any of the above things seem wrong such as if the packaging is different from what it should be or there is some wear and tear on the product, don’t use it. Return or replace the product immediately.

Safety Concerns: Ensure Safety Requirements

As far as electrical supply is concerned, avoid buying items that aren’t verified. It is not just about negotiating the quality; it is about compromising your safety as well.