Do the Macbook and Canon LC-E5 battery charger work in China?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by somewhatvaguely, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. somewhatvaguely macrumors member


    May 20, 2009
    I'm going for a trip to China soon, and I just want to be sure that the aforementioned items are compatible with the plugs there.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The plugs probably won't be (buy a plug adapter from radioshack) but the voltages will be, meaning you don't need a voltage converter.
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    The MB charger definitely supports 210/220V. You'll have to look on the LC-E5 charger, and make sure it says 110/220V or something in that neighborhood (110 may be 108-120, 220 may be 210-240).

    Then you'll just need prong adapters like ^ said, from any electronic shop. From Wiki, it seems China uses a couple different plug types, maybe varying by age. These two should be this type in China:

    In some areas, you may even find 2-pring USA style outlets for 220V in China, but those are ungrounded and I wouldn't be too thrilled about that.
  4. GlenL macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2008
    I just came back from Beijing and my hotel (Dong Fang Hotel) had the 2-prong outlets available. The macbook charger (without extension cord) is ungrounded as well (2-prong) so that doesn't even matter.
  5. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    Most hotels have the US style plugs. Outside of hotels you can just buy a converter. I would get a universal converter, can come pretty handy especially at airports.
  6. somewhatvaguely thread starter macrumors member


    May 20, 2009
    Thank you all - for the most part I won't be staying in a hotel, so I guess I'll buy a converter, or conserve battery life as long as possible until I get to a hotel! :)

    EDIT: Oh, and for the LC-E5 charger it says 100-240V, so it should be fine with the voltage, I guess.
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    There are many imported electronics from North America in China that came with our 2-prong plugs. You should be able to easily find an adapter in local hardware stores.
  8. vpr macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I've been in China for 3 years, I took a picture of my wall sockets which shows the typical style of plugs you'll find here.

  9. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2006
    Fredericton NB Canada
    Yikes !!!! :eek:

Share This Page