Macbook abroad question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BrumGB, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. BrumGB macrumors newbie

    BrumGB

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    Hey guys

    I have a very quick question regarding taking my new macbook abroad. I am from the UK and I am travelling to the Philippines in a few weeks, I would like to know if there is a certain adapter or whatever that I need to buy so that I can charge my macbook there. If possible could I just use my regular charger and use an foreign plug adapter ?

    Thanks alot!
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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  3. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    You should be fine with a plug adaptor - Phillipines uses USA style sockets but 220V - 60Hz supply.

    Your power adaptor will be happy with the supply and a USA to UK adaptor will work fine.

    Or buy the World Travel Adaptor for about £25 (!!)
     
  4. psxguru macrumors 6502a

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    Just pick up a cheap travel adapter from Poundland, supermarkets etc and you'll be fine.
     
  5. dgbowers macrumors member

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    The little brick that is attached to your power cord regulates the amount of current sent to the computer. So unless you get a surge or something crazy, no matter what it's plugged into, it will only allow the correct amount of current to the device. That being said, you just need to buy a plug adapter to fit the new outlet.
     
  6. BrumGB thread starter macrumors newbie

    BrumGB

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    Sweet, thank you very much guys :) saved me a few quid.
     

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