Power adapter for Powerbook

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by starnox, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. starnox macrumors 6502

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    My sister got a new powerbook over in Canada a few weeks ago (she goes to uni there), but she is coming back to the UK for the summer. So I need a UK extension lead for it. You know you can add an extra extension cable to the transformer, well I am looking for one of those but with a UK plug end (If any of you have a mac portable you will know what I mean). Anyone know where I can buy one?

    Cheers,
    ~Jordan
     
  2. Stratification macrumors regular

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    I'd go to the apple store, look under more accessories and power. That gives adapters that just slide into the current power brick. Quick link (US Store):
    http://tinyurl.com/doe6n
     
  3. starnox thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I guess I need the World Travel Kit - don't really want to spend £30 though.

    Will it damage the powerbook if I use a normal US->UK plug adapter?
     
  4. Mr. G4 macrumors 6502

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    No it autoswitch to whatever the voltage in UK.
    You can buy the Kensington one
    http://www.kensington.com/html/5519.html
    It's cheaper.
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Suggestion, before plugging anything in, make sure you can read on the adaptor itself that it handles up to 240V - such as "Input: AC 100 - 240V"
    Some people have been unpleasently surprised when they assumed their Mac power supplies were auto-voltage and didn't check the fine print on their own machine.

    If it does say 100 -240, a simple plug adaptor would do.
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    On the Apple Power Adapters, just use a standard Figure 8 Plug to connect the wall to the brick. All Apple's cables are, are those with a slide connector to look cool. They do show this in Powerbook Manuals. Also, as long as the cord/lead from the wall to the brick can withstand the voltage/amperage/frequency, so will the power brick.

    TEG
     

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