Coffee beans grinder and ibook : ) !!!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by igmolinav, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Nice that my ibook can work with BOTH 110 and 220 Volts : ) !!!

    On the other side, I spotted a small and inexpensive coffee grinder
    that only works with 220 Volts.

    What can I do to be able to use this coffee grinder when the
    current is only 110 Volts ??

    Thank you,

    igmolinav
     
  2. iDAG macrumors 65816

    iDAG

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    It sounds like you use your iBook in your kitchen? :eek:
     
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ha, ha, ha, ha !!! Yes, lately I have been using it in the kitchen ; ) !!!

    The coffee grinder was made for the European market (220 Volts). The question is how to use it in the U.S. (110 Volts) ??

    Best,

    igmolinav
     
  4. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

    d_and_n5000

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    You should be able to get voltage adapters - they'd likely be available at your average home improvement store.

    My question is why you're getting a European grinder for an American home? It doesn't quite compute with me...
     
  5. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    Maybe he took a trip to Europe and bought a coffee grinder there? :eek:
     
  6. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your answers : ) !!!

    I have been studying here and not only the coffee grinder but also other devices like: external hard drive and CD-DVD burner.

    Hopefully the adapter is something inexpensive.

    Best regards,

    igmolinav
     
  7. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh, that would make sense. From my searchings, the adapter should run about $20. Just make sure that you don't accidentally pick up a 110-220 adapter - I don't think it would help you much.
     
  8. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    You'll need a 110->220V transformer. I suspect the coffeegrinder will pull quite some wattage so you'll probably need a pretty substantial transformer. And I can tell you that it probably won't be cheap... sorry! You should try radio shack. I know they carry a range of 220->110 transformers. Not so sure about the other way around. Good luck!


    Edit: Out of interest I did a quick google search for these things and came up with this: http://www.samstores.com/Store.asp?CtgID=87
    The prices aren't actually too shocking, unless you want to get a particularly heavy duty one.
     

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