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vodouman
Aug 6, 2013, 02:26 PM
So I'm having a family member bring over a MacBook Air for me to the UK.

Question is;

Can I use the charger in the box if I simply fit a UK plug on the interchangeable bit.



scaredpoet
Aug 6, 2013, 02:45 PM
Yes. The plug comes off because the adapter can be fitted with different plugs for various countries.

You'd need this:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB974ZM/B/apple-world-travel-adapter-kit

Or, if you already have a UK adapter from an existing magsafe, that should work too.

DisplacedMic
Aug 6, 2013, 03:45 PM
So I'm having a family member bring over a MacBook Air for me to the UK.

Question is;

Can I use the charger in the box if I simply fit a UK plug on the interchangeable bit.

yup - as long as you swap out the freedom-adapter for your nannystate plug you should be all set...

/i kid
//but seriously, 120 is the voltage of freedom:p

keysofanxiety
Aug 6, 2013, 03:52 PM
yup - as long as you swap out the freedom-adapter for your nannystate plug you should be all set...

/i kid
//but seriously, 120 is the voltage of freedom:p

This comment gave me a hearty giggle. Well played, Sir.

philipkroberts
Aug 6, 2013, 04:53 PM
yup - as long as you swap out the freedom-adapter for your nannystate plug you should be all set...

/i kid
//but seriously, 120 is the voltage of freedom:p

We enjoy the 3 pins, Earthing cables are great, I mean I wonder how many stupid Americans mow over there lawnmower, oh wait they don't they have sit on lawnmowers :P

knuro
Aug 6, 2013, 06:13 PM
We enjoy the 3 pins, Earthing cables are great, I mean I wonder how many stupid Americans mow over there lawnmower, oh wait they don't they have sit on lawnmowers :P

Some of those stupid Americans actually mow over <their> lawnmower... . (Perhaps you should have spent more time in school? Just a suggestion!)

AXs
Aug 7, 2013, 12:09 AM
I see things are escalating into US VS UK rather quickly.

For that, all I have to say is... We're ALL stupid (otherwise we would build our own laptops and solder our own chips).

We're just good at using what other smart people build :p (Joe Rogan)

Nermal
Aug 7, 2013, 12:16 AM
How on earth do you mow over a lawnmower anyway? :confused:

But yeah, it should work without any issues. Plus you'll get the benefit of a real keyboard layout ;)

mortenandersen
Aug 7, 2013, 03:24 AM
Nermal wrote:

"Plus you'll get the benefit of a real keyboard layout."

As a writer, I completely agree with you.

Thankfully, at least in Norway, we have the option of getting the US keyboard layout when ordering from the Apple web store.

There are really substantial reasons to prefer the US layout to the European one: 1) The US layout has a decent left shift key (that occupies two key places horizontally, which makes it very easy to hit. 2) The Enter key is also a long horizontal one, and not a slim "up-sided and mirrored" L (which occupies two rows in the height) at the right outskirts of the keyboard.

BTW: Both keyboard layouts have a great, long, good right shift key, which also is located properly.

Nermal
Aug 7, 2013, 04:26 AM
After writing that post, I unexpectedly had to use a machine today with a US keyboard but with the OS set to a UK keymap (don't ask why!). That was fun when I tried to type # and got , tried to type " and got @, and eventually found # on the backslash key.