Power Converter for iPod Use Overseas

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Warp Coil, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. Warp Coil macrumors newbie

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    This may sound like a very simple question, but I'm wondering what sort of converter to get for my iPod. I'm going to England next week and plan to take my iPod with me. I know that I can't just plug it in to the wall outlet to recharge, since everything is different over there. You can buy converters that plug into their outlets... I figured I could do that. Any suggestions for what kind to get? And how much voltage? I know you can buy a whole set from Apple for around $40 but I'm not going to pay that much for something I might only use once.
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm not sure about the iPod, but my iBook's power supply is auto-switching, so you plug it in anywhere and it automatically configures itself for the correct voltage and frequency. Presumably the iPods are similar, and you'll only need a "prong adapter" to change the plug configuration to the UK one. It'll probably be easier to get the adapter while you're over there.
     
  3. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    The apple plug set should work with the iPod, I'd call them to make sure though. don't force the plug into the adapter, it migth break.
     

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