Charging US Macbooks in the UK (an adaptor question)

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  1. MortimerJazz macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    I'm popping out to the US in the new year and will be buying a Macbook.

    My question regards the adaptor I'll need to charge the Macbook when I bring it back home. Does it need to be a specific Apple adaptor or can I just use any travel converter to charge it?

    Thanks alot
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Any adapter will do the trick – there's no need to go splashing out on any special Apple-branded one.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If you don't like the travel adaptor solution get yourself a standard UK figure-of-8 power cable. This will plug straight into the Apple brick and work perfectly. You probably have one at home already. Or Maplin sell them for ~£3.
     
  4. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Figure 8 cable is the cheapest solution, but you could always get Apple's iPod USB power adapter, pop the end off and plug the brick in directly (though you'll lose length)
     
  5. MortimerJazz thread starter macrumors regular

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