iBook International Plug question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Titchski, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Titchski macrumors newbie

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    I've just got my iBook (yay for me) and I have a question, already about buying something for it. I am travelling to the UK next week for Christmas and the New Year (I'm from the UK but live in Florida these days). Can I just plug in a UK adapter to the ibook, or better still, can I just get a UK plug for the current adaptor (as they seem to be interchangeable)

    Ideas please! I leave next week and don't want to take the iBook out of my sight for an instant :D
     
  2. brap macrumors 68000

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    A cheap international adapter from any hardware store will suffice, the PSU is rated between 110 and 240v. Should cost < £2. You can also buy the travel-pack thingy from the Apple store, though that's far more expensive.
     
  3. maya macrumors 68040

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    All Apple notebooks are "world current" meaning the current will change automatically. As for the adapter the plug is inter-changable however its expensive.

    Do as the poster above has stated get a world traveller adapter 3rd party for all your electronic gadgets and equipment it will save you a bundle and has more options. :)
     
  4. deebster macrumors 6502

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    My G3 iBook has a standard female connector on the power adaptor which accepts a male 'kettle lead' (smaller connector size). Assuming the newer models haven't changed that you could just pick up any standard lead in the UK.
     
  5. busasa macrumors member

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    Go to any Apple shop, and ask them if they have any leftover plugs for sale. I did that and got an apple HK(same with the Brits) plug that fits in just like the US one for 50 hkd. That's like 6 bucks US........... woohoo!!
     
  6. maya macrumors 68040

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    well that is great, however paying 10 USD for a adapter bar, will give you more plugs to plugin more electronics. :)
     

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