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

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  1. somewhatvaguely macrumors member

    somewhatvaguely

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    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

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    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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chinasocket.jpg

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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  9. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes !!!! :eek:
     

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