Apple Cable

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  1. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Does any one know where I can buy Apple figure of eight cables and adapters? I need them for a trip and adapters are too clunky. Thanks
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'd like to help, but I honestly have no idea what you're asking about. What is a figure of eight cable?
     
  3. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The cable which goes from the wall socket to the PSU it is shaped like a figure of eight.
     
  4. x86 macrumors regular

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    ^^^ I read this several times and have no clue as well.
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I'm still clueless here.

    Do you mean international adapters for the white power bricks? If so, for what equipment?
     
  6. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes international cables for white power bricks.
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Go to the Apple Store (in person or online) and check for the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. It's US$39 and should supply all you need. You can bring only those plugs you need, and it works with all (or almost all) of the power bricks.
     

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  8. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm missing what you're asking for - the plugs go directly into the bricks and replace the one that's there now. What do you need the cables for? Extra length? If so, you'll need to just buy a standard adapter kit and plug the end of an extension cored into those.
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    You should be able to use any old "figur 8" cable that you might have lying around from a portable radio or similar.

    That's what my cousin used when we got our iPods from USA to get from the firewire charger brick to the wall socket (while I didn't have to because I had a spare plug from my iBook and don't need the extra length).
     
  11. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know but do you know anywhere where I can get the cables?
     
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    Sorry, try again.
     
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    I think it's just on your end. It works fine for me.
     
  16. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    It is not an apple specific cable, it is the same frippin' type of cable used by radios, electric shavers, small kitchen appliances which Mitty pointed out back on post #11.

    So check locally for Appliance stores, electronics shops, computer stores, hardware stores.

    Shift yourself to look for things yourself rather than bleating the same poorly worded question here. As if we know where you are and what shops carry them for you...
     
  17. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I stand corrected. I assumed that you needed cables for one or more of the three laptops you list in your signature, in which case figure of eight cables won't work unless the power bricks are a lot different there.

    I still fail to see how a small pack of adapters - generic ones - are harder to carry than a whole new set of cables. Silly me....
     
  18. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know but I want to get the Apple white ones, they look nicer.
     
  19. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Apple doesn't sell the cables separately, only the adapters.
     
  20. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    buy an electric jug or a toaster cord. they are often figure 8 and frequently white. Or buy a black one and paint it (they sell paint at hardware stores along with power cords)
     
  21. lexus thread starter macrumors 68000

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    However, given your current level of initiative, you'll never know, will you?
     
  23. netdog macrumors 603

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    I don't think you need the cables then. The plug adapters attach directly to the power brick.
     
  24. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    lexus, for what brick do you need the cables? None of your listed laptops can use one, AFAIK, and, if they can, surely the three brand new laptops each came with one?
     

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