going to Europe; do I need converter/transformer for my MBP?

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  1. malch macrumors 6502

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    Hi there,
    I'm heading to Czech Republic and Hungary for a couple of weeks. 220V-land instead of my native 110V.
    Is my MBP truly dual-voltage? Am I safe just plugging it into an outlet in these countries? (with the right plug adapter of course)
    I don't want to make a mistake, so I would appreciate any advice on this.
    thanks,
    malch
     
  2. digitalfrog macrumors regular

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    Yes, it is safe.




     
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    A plug adapter will be fine. Just read the print on your power brick. It will tell you that it accepts any voltage between 100 and 240.
     
  4. malch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    O.K., thank you (very fast response!).
    I sort of figured that, but (of course), the person at the place where I got an international driver's license tried to scare me into paying $60 for a transformer of some sort.
    I'll relax now (and save the $60 for some euros which I'll use to buy some Czech beer... I've heard it's good).
    regards,
    malch
     
  5. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Never been to Czechoslovakia, but they do have the world's real Budweiser, and it is good! :D
     
  6. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    When I was in Turkey I just bought a plug adapter there for under a $1 and plugged it in. No transformer necessary. The only thing I noticed was the lack of ground in the house caused the aluminum on the laptop to send a charge through my wrists when my feet touched the floor. Other than that it seemed to work fine, and still works fine (we left it there).

    I notice the battery charger I have for my camera says specifically NOT to use a transformer when using overseas.
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Totally off topic, but I'd love to visit Czech one day. Ah, eastern Europe.
     
  8. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    This.

    The MBP is dual voltage... all you need is an adapter.
     
  9. rmitchell248 macrumors 6502

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    it is a good place to visit!
     

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