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Gary King
Jul 6, 2006, 03:28 PM
What do I need to charge my iPod in Europe using a North American charger? Can I just use the charger that I have, or do I need to get some sort of adapter? If so, what adapter do I/should I get?



aricher
Jul 6, 2006, 03:42 PM
The type of adapter you need depends on where in Europe you are. They sell cheap multi-country adapter packs at just about any Radio Shack. You could always buy Apple's version:

Apple World Travel Adapter Kit (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/2.RSLID?mco=1F805214&nplm=M8794G%2FB)

Arnaud
Jul 6, 2006, 03:56 PM
What do I need to charge my iPod in Europe using a North American charger? Can I just use the charger that I have, or do I need to get some sort of adapter? If so, what adapter do I/should I get?

I think Apple adapters are all 100-240V, 50-60Hz - which means, on the electric side, they should work as well in the US as in Europe -.
Now, you will need to change the physical plug part - and you might even already have a spare one in your drawers from some other device.

NB: There's no guarantee I'm right here, I hope you don't toast your iPod ! But the "100-240V, 50-60Hz" should be written on the adapter. I bought my own iPod in Tokyo, and use it in Europe (the Netherlands, which has the same plugs as all Western Europe at least).

Hope that helps... :rolleyes:

Mord
Jul 6, 2006, 04:02 PM
a figure of 8 adapter designed for use in the country you are heading to.

Tanglewood
Jul 6, 2006, 04:27 PM
The type of adapter you need depends on where in Europe you are. They sell cheap multi-country adapter packs at just about any Radio Shack. You could always buy Apple's version:

Apple World Travel Adapter Kit (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/2.RSLID?mco=1F805214&nplm=M8794G%2FB)

I used the Apple ones before. They worked really well though I also was charging an iBook and was just moving my adapter between the two whenever I needed something charged.

Applespider
Jul 6, 2006, 04:38 PM
What do I need to charge my iPod in Europe using a North American charger? Can I just use the charger that I have, or do I need to get some sort of adapter? If so, what adapter do I/should I get?

Just buy an adaptor for US to whatever Euro plug you need. You can pick them up at any airport/city that US citizens pass through and might need one.
Easiest way to do it - or see if anyone has a spare Apple adaptor for that country

pashazade
Jul 6, 2006, 05:26 PM
I think Apple adapters are all 100-240V, 50-60Hz - which means, on the electric side, they should work as well in the US as in Europe -.
Now, you will need to change the physical plug part - and you might even already have a spare one in your drawers from some other device.

NB: There's no guarantee I'm right here, I hope you don't toast your iPod ! But the "100-240V, 50-60Hz" should be written on the adapter. I bought my own iPod in Tokyo, and use it in Europe (the Netherlands, which has the same plugs as all Western Europe at least).

Hope that helps... :rolleyes:

This is correct. I have used my iPod and PowerBook apdaptors in the UK, US and Europe. All I do is swap round the pin connectors. The actual adaptor remain the same.

If you check the world travellor kit you will see how this works.

If this is a one-off need you might want to check eBay to just get the 2 pin EU connector. If you are travelling to the UK as well you will need a 3 Pin UK connector.

On the other hand you could go for the standard travel plug but it won't be as slick :)