Charging my macbook pro in China?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AmbiguousNinja, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. AmbiguousNinja macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2011
    Can I charge my macbook pro in china without a transformer? I'm pretty sure their outlets run on 220V. If I can, would I still need some sort of device to make my charger compatible with the sockets in china? Thanks!
    P.S. I leave in 15 hours so I don't have much time left. Any help would be appreciated!
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010

    Ignore the compatibility chart, it only lists iOS devices.
  3. hxx112 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2010
    Both my friends charge their MBPs in China without having to buy an adapter or transformer. They use 220V. However, the sockets/surge protectors in China are crap. Personally, I've had a laptop charger and an iP4 charger get fried from plugging it into a socket in China. My friend's Dell laptop charger also got fried eventually. She also says that her MBP's charger was temporarily disabled (wouldn't charge even though electricity was still running) for a few hours after a technician outside her hotel room was fiddling with the breakers. She was using a China-bought surge protector.

    When I go back in September, I'm definitely not plugging in my new MBP11 into the Chinese sockets for sure. I'll probably bring a heavy duty transformer and a USA surge protector if that's compatible. I still need to research this myself a little bit. Hope my experiences in Beijing helps you decide what you should do.
  4. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    Just came back from a 2 month trip there, I used my charger with no problems!

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