U.S. and Australian PowerBook powersupply differences?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cb911, Aug 15, 2003.

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    cb911

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    i'm just wondering, if i buy a PowerBook from a shady sounding guy in Italy, will i be able to plug it into the power supply (240 V) over here without any problems?

    the internals should be ok, right? will i just need a new power adapter?
     
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    mj_1903

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    Sure dude, no problem, you will just need an Australian to America power adaptor (not transformer). My iBook and PowerBook have no issues.
     
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    cb911

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    cb911

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    sorry, my session has timed out due to a period of inactivity. :p :)

    Schiffi, what was it you were linking to ?
     
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    What you want is...

    Search apple's store site for "World Travel Adapter Kit"
     
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    The beachball spins the opposite direction in Australia. Like toilet water. ;)
     
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    I'm in NZ, we use the same power system as Australia. I've got a US power supply, and all it needs is a "prong adapter" to convert the plug to the A/NZ one. You don't need to do any voltage conversion or anything.

    I think this would be a good time to note that the PowerBook's warranty is only valid if you buy from an authorised reseller.

    Edit: Unless of course it's second hand and the warranty's already expired.
     

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