Can I charge MBP in Japan and Taiwan

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by insignificantMB, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. insignificantMB macrumors member

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    I am going to Taiwan and Japan in 2 days an I am just wondering if I can charge my macbook pro there.

    Is it gonna fry the battery cause of some weird voltage thing?

    Or is the plug not going to fit?

    Thank.s
     
  2. theMaccer macrumors 6502a

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    you will be fine. MBP's charger will work between 100v to 240v. in asia, they use 220v i think.
     
  3. YOKOJP macrumors member

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    You can definitely charge your Macbook Pro in Japan, but not sure about Taiwan.
     
  4. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Works fine in Taiwan, but a lot of buildings won't have the grounding plug so you won't be able to use the extension cable unless you get an adapter (but the brick works just fine).

    IIRC, Taiwan uses 110 while the US uses 115.
     
  5. Miraculous macrumors newbie

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    I've been to many places in Asia and get charge my MBP with the usual traveling adapter. You just need to get the right type for the country you're visiting.
     
  6. ghostchild macrumors 6502

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    I lived in hong kong for two years and traveled around asia with my US mbp I used a converter and it was fine. be sure to buy a reliable kit though...
     
  7. insignificantMB thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone.

    Wait I am not clear yet though. So I should buy a traveling adapter? Cause I dont really feel like spending 30-50$ for this one trip just to be able to charge in some areas...
     
  8. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Not for Japan or Taiwan. Unless you want to use the extension cable.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    All you need is a plug adapter, which costs $5 from RadioShack.
     
  10. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    Get a universal adapter and you should be set. Frankly I dont think you need one as the prongs on the adapter is pretty standard (same as US in fact) in both Japan and Taiwan. Does not hurt to have an adapter on you though if you happen to make a detour somewhere. Definitely useful in Hong Kong and China lol.
     

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