AC Converter for Magsafe

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dziewuliz, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. dziewuliz macrumors member

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    I've got myself a macbook from the US, which I intend to use in Europe next year..
    Now, I don't reall want to pay the extra $80 for European adapter, therefore, I'm looking for a cheaper alternative, that would put my magsafe adapter to use.

    I already bought a 40w AC/AC converter, to power-up my Palm T|X, but I guess I shouldn't use it with my macbook... Are there any other reliable/safe methods to do that? Being confused with all the voltage and power differences can't really think of something smart myself..

    thanks
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    You don't need a power converter - only a plug converter (the power brick can handle anywhere from 110v to 240v).

    You should be able to find one at any travel/hardware/electronics store for around $3.
     
  3. dziewuliz thread starter macrumors member

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    Heh, thanks a lot... I couldn't imagine it was that simple.. :D
     
  4. aminadab macrumors regular

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    I must say, this built-in "hidden" (to me at least) feature really crystallized what it is that makes me like Apple so much. It's a perfect example of modular functionality. My only complaint is that they don't sell the plugs individually, though a quick search on ebay turned up a few of the specific plugs I needed.
     
  5. bslax28 macrumors member

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    can anyone else confirm this? i tried to search apple's support site to do so, but found nothing. i'm about to move to italy for about 4 or 5 months and just want to make sure my macbook will be protected from the different voltage with just a converter.
     
  6. ahand macrumors member

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    it is correct. my sister went to italy and just bought the plug, the magsafe brick worked fine, it's the same one that you get in europe, just a different plug.
     
  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    The thing works world-wide, you just need a plug converter.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I've used mine on 240V in Iraq and Kuwait, no issues. Just need the plug adapter.
     

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