Can the default power adapter handle 220 volts? It doesn't seems so...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Isamtron, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Isamtron macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    In Canada we have 110 watt, the adapter was not overheating or anything. Now I'm traveling to a country where the power 220 watt... The adapter is overheating so much to the point I cannot even touch it literally!

    What should I do?

    Please help ASAP. Thanks.
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Yes it can, I'm using an adapter from the US on 220 Watt, it gets hot, but it got hot in the US as well.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    It might be obvious to readers the mistake, but just in case:

    It's volts not watts.
     
  4. agfrg macrumors newbie

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    If it didn't handle 220V you would notice it, when it exploded the moment you plugged it in the wall. As simple as that.
     
  5. riyadc macrumors member

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    Yes it does, I have mine plugged into a 220 volt socket right now.
     
  6. DJ-R macrumors regular

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  7. Aguila-Uno macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    I have a US Mac and I use it in Europe very often and I have never had an issue with it. I have been doing this for years now so you will not have an issue. On the adapter you will see that it says 110-220v. They have built in converters.
    Cheers
     
  8. mulo macrumors 68020

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    not really
    we have something called a power socket, well actually we have two versions of it. one is roughly 980 volts, the other is 2700. its for heavy appliances and stuff, or like when my school decided to have a lan for 300 people, in one room.

    gets the "juices" flowing.
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Virtually every personal computer built in at least the last 10 years has had the capability to use 110/220 volts. If you look at the charger, you can see the power cord easily slips off and different countries just have to use a different connector.
     
  10. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    So does the US, except it's 220V and also used for appliances, such as clothes dryers, water heaters, HVAC, etc.
     
  11. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

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    Reframing the OP question, for those living in 220 volt parts of the world. How hot does your power adapter get? Is it to the point that you can barely touch it?
     
  12. sammich macrumors 601

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    Australia uses 240V, and mine is what you'd call a nice warm.
     

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