MacBook Pro Italy Travel

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  1. EmmyWeim macrumors newbie

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    I'm traveling to Florence (Hotel) and need to take my MacBook Pro (Early 2008). I purchased and international converter (0-1875 Watt) with four adapters from Wal-Mart. Converter has a high and low switch. Which is correct for MBP? I can't find watt usage on MBP and apple help has not helped.
     
  2. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Apple used to sell a pack of international duckbills for the power brick, but I can't seem to find them online anymore.

    Does the battery itself have any sort of markings for wattage?
     
  3. phooi macrumors regular

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    I could be wrong but isn't the mbp adapter a universal. Mine says 10-240v. In that case, you just need to change the plug end and you're set.
     
  4. EmmyWeim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple AC power charger reads "85W MagSafe Power Adapter"
     
  5. nexp macrumors newbie

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    And probably also reads "Input AC 100 - 240V", if so, you can use it here in Europe (and all over the world, i think), just get the right plug for italy.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html

     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You should get an international adapter with built in fuse, to prevent surge from damaging equipment.

    Actually it says Input, 100-240v.

    OP, it's on the side, in light gray text.
     
  8. EmmyWeim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    phooi,

    yes, it says AC 100-240V. Will simple cord adapter for Italy (2-pronged) do the trick?
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes.
     
  10. EmmyWeim thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. phooi macrumors regular

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    You're right. Typo on my part.
     
  12. phooi macrumors regular

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    +1 for the late response. Enjoy Italy!
     
  13. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope i don't offend anybody form Italy (I like the country and i am a big AC Milan football club). I just want to give you advice about your laptop safety. Last time i visited Italy me and a friend were in 4 stars hotel in Rome. I put my friend bag (had few cameras, MP3, few expensive electronics) beside my legs while i was having my breakfast, finished my breakfast, look at the bag, no bag? and since then we never found the bag (thanks for the insurance they gave my friends few quids). I am sure this can happen anywhere in the world, however i was really shocked that this happened inside a 4 stars hotel!

    Enjoy...very beautiful country, just be careful and getting an insurance is not a bad idea!
     
  14. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    Good idea, you never know what these third world countries are like :rolleyes:
     
  15. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    Italy is not a third world country! :eek: it is industrialized. It has the 7th largest economy in the world!
     
  16. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    You don't say! If only I'd have put a sarcastic smiley at the end of my statement...
    ;)
     
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    ;) :cool:
     

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