Macbook goes to India - Advice?

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  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Hi, taking my notebook to India, would rather not but don't want to pay the postage home. I understand that in many parts of India, the electricity supply can vary. Since a Macbook can run from its own power source (the battery unit), would people agree that it should be fairly safe charging from the mains? I know with desktops, power drains can seriously damage them. Would perhaps a surge protector be a good investment nonetheless?

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  2. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    I'd imagine where the electricity supply can be unpredictable a surge protector would be a good investment. I'd also imagine there would be some sort of surge protection on the mains charger itself, but perhaps to a lesser degree of effectiveness.

    I wouldn't have though power outages would cause damage however, but surges are more likely to cause problems.
     
  3. Hardcoredan52 macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure but you might want to check and see if their outlets are different from the ones here in the states... I know apple sells different plugs for different outlets
     
  4. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I stay at hotels when in India and have never had any problems. Some of the smaller villages you lose power, however you have your battery, so would not worry about it.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Make sure to hide/offload all your porn just in case border agents decide they want to search your laptop...lmao
     
  6. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Shoppy-

    Interesting, do you bother using a surge protector? I've heard a few people coming home with blown laptops but I can't confirm this. My Macbook is actually from the UK, so I believe we share the same voltage with India.

    NewMacBookPlz:-

    If you're talking about pictures of naked Nikon DSLRs and glass, then I can assure that these images are under lock and key ;)
     

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