110V vs 220V adapters... what's the difference?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fobdout, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. fobdout macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007
    I accidentally navigated to the UK online apple store and it looks just like the US one. duh. anyway, I was thinking if there are any real hardware differences b/w the US and the UK versions of the notebooks. The only thing I could think of is the voltage and would therefore require different adapters.

    I then went to UK ebay to look at used macbooks and saw that their adapters had the 220 prongs versus ours.

    my question, would I be able to use my US adapter with the UK extension 220 prongs and still be ok? Would that essentially be the adapter that they provide for UK macheads? This would have been perfect when I was in the caribbeans for school!
  2. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    Yes, it should be fine.

    The laptop adapters are multi-voltage. They have removable 'prongs' for exactly this reason - and you can buy a kit of different 'prongs' for when you travel.

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