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Power outlet in Japan (overseas)

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by YS2003, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68020

    YS2003

    #1
    I have Ti/Al Powerbook purchased in NY, USA. It has the regular two-unequal-prong power outlet. Can I use my PBs in Japan. I know Japan and USA are similar in frequency (50hz/60hz) and voltage (100 for Japan and 120 V for USA). Almost all of Japanese electricnics are tuned for 50hz/60hz and 100 to 120 V. But, I am not sure about the shape of the power outlet. I heard some countries use equal prong outlet while some use unequal prong like USA. I should not be asking this question as I am originally from Japan (but I've been in states more than 10 years and my memory about it has been very hazy (or almost wiped out) at best.
     
  2. macrumors G3

    #2
    Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

    What you want is the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit - The AC plugs included in the World Travel Adapter Kit directly support outlets in North America, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Korea, Australia, and Hong Kong.

    It has 6 adapters and is $39(US).
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    YS2003

    #3
    Thanks for your reply. But, is it necessary to buy one as Japan and USA seem to have the identical outlet shape and voltage? I think most of US goods are compatible for either 50 or 60 hz. If someone who does frequent travel between Japan and USA is reading this thread, please chime in. I have the household-full of computers/electronics bought in USA which I may want to bring home in the near future.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

    #4
    JPN and US are the same. You do not need to purchase anything special.
     
  5. macrumors G3

    #5
    To be clear the Apple World Travel Adapter kit is only really the plug. The powersupply you have is autoranging. Which is why the 6 adapters are relatively inexpensive. I just don't know which adapter is for which country. Japan and teh US may use the same plug, I don't know.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    tpjunkie

    #6
    i just got back from a term abroad in japan, you already have everything you need.
     

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