Do you need surge protector while traveling abroad ?

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  1. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    I've upcoming trip to India and want to know if you need to buy a surge protector or MBP's white adapter takes care of any surge while traveling ?
     
  2. laser71 macrumors regular

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    Your adapter will convert the voltage, but will not protect against surges - either home or abroad
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Make sure the one you do get is rated for the electical system in the country you are travelling to ... e.g. 240V vs. 120V here in the US.
     
  4. 0815 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think the white adapters will take care of this
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    the white power brick used on Macs works fine with different voltage. A surge could destroy it though.
     
  6. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    mjoshi123

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    Thanks for response, it looks like I need to get one of those travel surge protector.
     
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