Do I need a special plug to use my power adapter on my flight?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EvilEvil, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. EvilEvil macrumors 6502

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    I'm flying to Asia next week and was wondering if I need to purchase a special adapter so I can plug my macbook pro's power adapter. I'll be flying on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. I looked on google but couldn't find any good info.
     
  2. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    Most airlines have moved to standard wall outlet plugs as opposed to those silly adapter ports they used before. If you are flying business I would be amazed if a transpacific airline didn't have plugs but your mileage may vary for economy class. Thus your airline is the one to ping to ask or determine if they will have 110volt plugs on it. I know Air Canada has plugs either at every seat or between every seat in economy on their new 787's.
     
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    The 787 Dreamliners have USB ports in the seat backs so you don't even need the power adapter. Just your regular cable. But depending on your seat, there may be a standard power plug. Seatguru.com is the best place to check information.

    EDIT: I was thinking iPhone when I read this so yes there are USB plugs for that but standard power outlets are located throughout the cabins.
     
  4. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm.. USB outlet to power a MacBook Pro..??

    Perhaps the ones have changed more than I think, I sure hope so..

    ** and suspect that is SeatGURU as well.. likely..
     
  5. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Haha. Oops. I was thinking iPhones. Serves me right for just checking "New Posts" and not reading the section header. But there are AC plugs throughout the Dreamliner. It is a glorious plane. Location of the AC outlets depends on the airline though. And yes, SeatGuru.com.

    You'll have to give me a pass on my post. I'm watching 3 NFL games right now. lol
     
  6. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    All is well, I kinda figured 'some such thing' going on _ Perhaps just woke up, etc..

    That being said : GO Packers!!
     
  7. gngan macrumors 68000

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    This is your first long haul? It sounds like it.

    It's pointless to ask here. Every airline and every plane (even same model) will have different setup. Your best bet is to call the airline. Even the staff won't know it because there maybe several 787 Dreamliner and one 787 may have this plug A does not equal the other 787 has the same plug.
     
  8. Candurin macrumors regular

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    All 787's have a universal power outlet (I.e. It accepts almost any countries power plug).

    Some older planes (757's, Airbus 300 series, etc.) have an em-power plug but they have been phased out over the past 5 years or so.

    You'll be fine as far as being able to plug in your MacBook.
     
  9. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Depends on the airlines configuration but the 787 is a new jet so it will have a universal port.

    I believe that the new universal type connector on planes are still called EmPower ports, just like the old cigarette styled ones.
     
  10. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    Hello! During my trip I kinda burnt the plug. I'm not sure if it due to the extra adapter but I would recomend getting a apple world charger!
     

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