View Full Version : U.S. and Australian PowerBook powersupply differences?

Aug 15, 2003, 04:09 PM
i'm just wondering, if i buy a PowerBook from a shady sounding guy in Italy, will i be able to plug it into the power supply (240 V) over here without any problems?

the internals should be ok, right? will i just need a new power adapter?

Aug 15, 2003, 04:22 PM
Sure dude, no problem, you will just need an Australian to America power adaptor (not transformer). My iBook and PowerBook have no issues.

Aug 15, 2003, 04:34 PM
OK, that's good. thanks for the help. :)

Aug 15, 2003, 04:35 PM

Don't forget to format. It will probably be in Itailian when you get it :)

Don't know the legitalliy of it though.

Aug 15, 2003, 06:22 PM
sorry, my session has timed out due to a period of inactivity. :p :)

Schiffi, what was it you were linking to ?

Aug 15, 2003, 08:14 PM
Search apple's store site for "World Travel Adapter Kit"

Aug 15, 2003, 11:24 PM
The beachball spins the opposite direction in Australia. Like toilet water. ;)

Aug 15, 2003, 11:33 PM
I'm in NZ, we use the same power system as Australia. I've got a US power supply, and all it needs is a "prong adapter" to convert the plug to the A/NZ one. You don't need to do any voltage conversion or anything.

I think this would be a good time to note that the PowerBook's warranty is only valid if you buy from an authorised reseller.

If you have purchased a brand new PORTABLE Apple product (defined as a product that can run indepentantly of a power cord) from any Apple Authorised Reseller in the world, you will be covered under Apple's Global Warranty agreement. This agreement makes sure that you will not end up paying for the repair of your product wherever in the world you have it serviced.

Edit: Unless of course it's second hand and the warranty's already expired.