Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 30, 2011, 10:07 PM   #1
Scott-n-Houston
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Houston (duh)
Traveling to Europe... can I charge my iPad with just an outlet converter?

I bought a simple converter from Radio Shack to plug my U.S. power items into... mainly my laptop and iPhone and/or iPad.

Will that be ok or do I need a voltage converter too? I don't want to fry anything.
__________________
=========================

Scott in Houston
Scott-n-Houston is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 30, 2011, 10:17 PM   #2
EricNau
Moderator
 
EricNau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
All Apple power adaptors (especially those which feature the "duck head" design, which includes the iPad USB power adaptor) accept 110-240v. To confirm this, it should be printed in small grey font directly on the adaptor itself.

In other words, you only need a plug adaptor, not a power converter. Have a great trip!
EricNau is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 30, 2011, 10:29 PM   #3
PanAm-L1011
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by EricNau View Post
All Apple power adaptors (especially those which feature the "duck head" design, which includes the iPad USB power adaptor) accept 110-240v. To confirm this, it should be printed in small grey font directly on the adaptor itself.

In other words, you only need a plug adaptor, not a power converter. Have a great trip!
Agreed. OP -where are you going?
PanAm-L1011 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 30, 2011, 10:38 PM   #4
Scott-n-Houston
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Houston (duh)
London.

So a plug adapter it is. Good. that's $10 vs. $40 for the power/voltage converter.

Thanks for the quick replies!
__________________
=========================

Scott in Houston
Scott-n-Houston is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 02:54 AM   #5
h00ligan
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Just to confirm...yes...

How much is the actual apple plug w/ no cord? May be around the same price.
h00ligan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 04:42 AM   #6
Carniphage
macrumors 68000
 
Carniphage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sheffield, England
Apple power supplies are all universal.

XBox dev kits, however are not. And go BANG!

C.
Carniphage is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 05:35 AM   #7
sim667
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
You'll be fine, we run on 240V in the UK.....

Have a good trip, if you've not been to london before you'll love it, there's only one place in the world ive been to so far that i'd consider leaving london for.

Make sure you go and look round 'hidden' london....... there's lots of vey cool stuff that the tourist trail skips straight over
__________________
Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, G4 Powerbook, iPad 4, iPhone 5, 2X TV, Nikon D800, ACSP Trained - Photography and Mac tech
Music and UK festival Blog
sim667 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 06:19 AM   #8
Zcott
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Belfast, Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carniphage View Post
Apple power supplies are all universal.

XBox dev kits, however are not. And go BANG!

C.
This sounds like the pained voice of experience…;-)
Zcott is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 06:35 AM   #9
Chewbaca
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
If that fails you'll find most internet cafes will have chargers you can use as well.
__________________
Hired trainer for GarageBand for Windows PC. 16Gb 3G iPad. iPhone 4S
Chewbaca is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 06:37 AM   #10
AppleGoddess
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Or this will work
http://www.cowboom.com/deal-of-the-day.cfm
AppleGoddess is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 01:17 PM   #11
From A Buick 8
macrumors 68030
 
From A Buick 8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ky Close to CinCinnati
Would the same be true in China, i may be going there in a few weeks.
__________________
Homemade Interocitor, iPad 4iPhone 5 32GB Black & Slate, iPod Touch 4th and 5th Gen, iPad 1st gen, iPhone 4, Two Apple TV's, -- 21.5-inch: 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 iMac.
From A Buick 8 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 01:26 PM   #12
poloponies
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: May 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by From A Buick 8 View Post
Would the same be true in China, i may be going there in a few weeks.
Uh, "universal" may be a bit of hyperbole, but it does cover our planet, at the very least. So unless China's outlets are operating above 240v it will be fine.
poloponies is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 01:33 PM   #13
The Boat Guy
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Smile It'll be fine

Your charger will work fine. I bought my iPad last April from the Albuquerque Apple store and it's been charging just fine since I brought it back to the UK a week later. Use your adapter and all will be fine. Enjoy yourself and have a pint.
The Boat Guy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2011, 02:56 PM   #14
From A Buick 8
macrumors 68030
 
From A Buick 8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ky Close to CinCinnati
Quote:
Originally Posted by poloponies View Post
Uh, "universal" may be a bit of hyperbole, but it does cover our planet, at the very least. So unless China's outlets are operating above 240v it will be fine.

LOL Thanks
__________________
Homemade Interocitor, iPad 4iPhone 5 32GB Black & Slate, iPod Touch 4th and 5th Gen, iPad 1st gen, iPhone 4, Two Apple TV's, -- 21.5-inch: 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 iMac.
From A Buick 8 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charge MBA with iPhone charger while traveling theoretically possible? Sandoranges MacBook Air 9 Apr 19, 2014 04:11 PM
Traveling to Europe; whats the best way to keep in touch with the States? Phonzoxd iPhone 31 Mar 16, 2014 12:52 AM
iPhone: Traveling to Europe with Iphone 5 & Evasion Jailbreak hoclifford Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 14 Feb 25, 2013 10:23 AM
New iPad (3rd Gen) wont charge in wall outlet - what to do? Tissie iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 9 Aug 29, 2012 10:13 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC