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U.S. and Australian PowerBook powersupply differences?

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

  1. macrumors 601


    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?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sure dude, no problem, you will just need an Australian to America power adaptor (not transformer). My iBook and PowerBook have no issues.
  3. macrumors 601


    OK, that's good. thanks for the help. :)
  4. macrumors 6502a


  5. macrumors 601


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

    Schiffi, what was it you were linking to ?
  6. macrumors G3

    What you want is...

    Search apple's store site for "World Travel Adapter Kit"
  7. macrumors 6502


    The beachball spins the opposite direction in Australia. Like toilet water. ;)
  8. Moderator


    Staff Member

    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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