Macbook to Korea. Bad Idea??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lunarium, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. lunarium macrumors newbie

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    I want to purchase a Macbook and take it with me to Korea, but is it a bad idea? I'm hearing stories, and reading some threads on here, about the laptops frying/dying/MELTING(wtf?) bc of the voltage difference.

    What can I do to prevent my MacBook from blowing up in my face and setting my apartment building on fire? lol.

    1. I know I should purchase the correct wall plug. 3 prong to 2 prong

    2. But what is this talk about a Surge Protector? What is it? Where do I get that?

    This will be my first MacBook so I don't want to mess anything up :/ Any suggestions?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surge_protector

    You can plug your Macbook into Korean mains directly (with the proper plug adapter), but Surge protectors ...protect from power surges, which could harm your electronics.
     
  3. AshMan macrumors regular

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    Just get a converter if you are worried about it. I thought most power adapters could use 110-240 volts. Maybe mac is different
     
  4. lunarium thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what's a converter? and where do i get one?
     
  5. AshMan macrumors regular

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  6. Cool Runnings macrumors regular

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    No, the  powerbrick is autoswitching 110/240V you only need the correct plug for the outlet.
     

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