Does Vitamix work in India power requirements is common question I get , In fact , 2 people left comments on my blog about it . I have done some research and came up with answer .India uses 220V electric system and its important to know that it supports heavy duty machine like Vitamix. Taking Vitamix to India is only option as Vitamix is still not available . Most people who took Vitamix from US to India had no problems running it there.
Update : Most people are buying updated /newer 5300 series Vitamix Blender. .Dont buy older 5200 series.
You might be in one of the following situations
|Your Situation||Your Option|
|If you have already purchased 110V USA blender and are moving to India||Buy one of these step down transformers in India . Do not buy cheap one as Vitamix need large power of 1300 W power so not any step down transformer will work .|
|If you have not purchased Vitamix but are interested in one||UPDATE FEB 2016 : Per US Vitamix Customer support, they are not selling the 220v models anymore and it has to be bought from their distributors such as UK, Belgium etc or online if anyone / any distributor decides to sell. However, the product would not be covered under the warranty for any electrical issues.
Since Vitamix is now available in India , there seems to be no need to buy it from here and take in to India. Here is the discount link for Indian Vitamix
OLD WAY —Not RelevaentYou can buy this directly from US Vitamix customer support.They sell Vitami 220V volts version also.
|If you are in India looking to purchase a new Vitamix||Update Feb 2016Vitamix is now available on Amazon.inHere is discount link
OLD POST –NOT Relevent Anymore
Here is the only site that I could find that sells it India.Vitamix is not currently available in India, A Quick search on Amazon.in and Flipkart does not yield any results. So if you have Vitamix that you want to take to India then you will need to use step down transformer. You also have alternative like blendtec
There are 3 Challenges
Vitamix USA works on 110/120V and India power have 240V , so we need a step down transformer that is easily available easily online
2) Plug Types
India plugs are round and USA plugs are more flattish .
Even if we have correct voltage , We need right Watt that manufacturer specified . Vitamix 5200 series blender need 1330 Watts .
Here is the link to Best Step Down Converter – Amazon Link
We carried our vitamix to india from USA all the time whenever we go for more than 2 months.In fact 2 our friends who moved to India have taken Vitamix/Blendtec to India from US .
Blendtec is another good option but I can definitely vouch for Vitamix , its way to good . I am still wondering why there are not Vitamix dealer in India .
I have put together a list of best blenders HERE