Macbook Pro 2017 Wall Outlet Question

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  1. Macbookpro112 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    i just ordered a macbook pro 15" 2017, i live in Europe, and my macbook is being shipping from Florida, United States.

    The problem will be the following: the power brick won't fit into my Europe Wall Outlet, and i was wondering what kind of adaptor to buy, and what should i look for when i'm searching to buy an adaptor?

    I heard things like if you have the wrong adaptor or a cheap one you can have your macbook charging slower or having electrical discharge which could damage your macbook and those 2 reasons are my concern right now, because i don't want my laptop to charge slower or to have some potential electrical discharge, i will need a US to EU Power Adaptor but which one will be the question?

    Thank you!
     
  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502a

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    You should purchase the world travel kit that includes duckheads for various countries. You just remove the US/Canada duckhead and replace it with the one for local outlets, just like previous MacBook Pros.
     
  3. Macbookpro112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I was thinking if i can find a good & safe adaptor on amazon maybe?
     
  4. 537635 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Macbookpro112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Something like this power adaptor, simple, just plugging it into the wall, can i find? but a safe one.

    https://imgur.com/a/JJnr6
     
  6. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

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    Why are you so set against using Apple’s provided solution as mentioned and linked to earlier In this thread? You really want to leave leave your 2-3000 laptop open to being fried by some cheap 2 dollar adapter?
     
  7. Macbookpro112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No but my situation is like this: my iphone has eu charger which fits here, in UK i'll need to change into UK power charger, my macbook is from US which will need a UK charger as well ,that travel kid has only 1 UK into the box. but i'll find a way to use a power adaptor from apple since you're right
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    Is this alright? is from apple, i think you connect it into the power brick if i'm not wrong?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adaptor-St...521641714&sr=1-16&keywords=adaptors+for+apple

    Exemple: https://imgur.com/a/QKSuR
     
  8. Macbookpro112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One more question, my iphone has a EU duckhead, can i use it on my macbook's power brick to charge it [so i won't have to spend money while i live in EU] until i am moving to UK ?

    Thanks!
     
  9. 537635 macrumors 6502a

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    NO. This won't work!

    Your Amazon link is Apple's 5W iPhone charger for UK. iPhone chargers DO NOT have a duckhead. Not EU, not UK. iPad chargers and above (12W, 29W, 60W and 85W) all have duckheads, which you can replace with another or also attach a cable. Also you won't be able to put UK duckhead onto your EU iPhone charger!

    I mean really, we're talking about a €2000 laptop. Get a World Travel Kit or a separate UK/EU cable like I suggested + buy a UK iPhone charger. Original or something from reputable brands like Anker or Ravpower.
     
  10. Macbookpro112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe you didn't understand but, i bought from apple the power brich which had fast charging which has EU duckhead, if i remove that duckhead i belive i can mount it on my macbook pro power brick, but i'm not sure 100% that's why i am asking, once i move to the UK i will buy 2x https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/MK122B/A/power-adapter-extension-cable as you recomended but until then i live in Europe for the following 6 months and that's why i was asking about my EU duck head from my iphone power brick :)
     
  11. 537635 macrumors 6502a

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    Aaaa... so it's not a regular iPhone power brick, but the 12W charger. Yes, those duckheads are interchangeable as they only carry AC power to the Adapter (either 12W, 29W, 61W or 85W, doesn't matter).

    Another option for you is also buying a USB-C to USB-A adapter and charging your phone from your Macbook. I usually do that when I travel, so I need to carry only one adapter.
     
  12. Macbookpro112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah that's a good idea! but the iphone will be able to fast charge if i charge it through the laptop?

    That's great, i got the 29W power brick! What's important for me it's to be safe and not have any problem with my macbook while i charge :D
     

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