Though lots of search results on the internet says you can convert 220v to 110v at an outlet, a local electrician and my EE grad nephew in Cebu both say No. So what's different about the way Noreco delivers power that prevents it? I did find a Yahoo Answers ? where the guy in Phils asked if he could disconnect one wire and cap it, then run a wire from the empty side of the outlet to a copper ground stake (which I would want to do anyway) .. He was told it's a lousy idea but it'd work. I have a 1200w 110v small cooking appliance coming and if I could just add a small box to a heavy duty ext cord and proper breaker etc it'd be a lot cheaper than buying a 1500w power supply.