Making the move?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stewartlittle, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. stewartlittle macrumors regular

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    So I am heading to australia from Canada for a year. I have heard about some peoples batteries getting fried from the voltage difference. Is there any difference in the macbooks themselves, or just the adapters. Should i just buy and australian mac power adapter and that will suffice.. or am i missing something... thanks
     
  2. YahoKa macrumors newbie

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    The adaptors are designed to handle voltages from 110-220V and AC frequencies in the range of 50-60Hz. I'm not sure what Australia uses, but this probably means all you need is the appropriate wall plug adapter and you're set.
     
  3. stewartlittle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ive looked online, i think the australian one is 240v. I am not 100% sure though. Can anyone from Australia confirm this please.
     
  4. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Wow, interesting thread. I'm thinking of holidaying there soon and i'd never heard of the problem before. =O I'm glad I discovered this thread before I exposed my macbook to potentially destructive voltages there.
     
  5. stewartlittle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know what the voltage is there and if the canadian adapter will work...??
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    the voltage in Australia is 240V. theres no problem, most if not all power supplies and notebooks can handle voltages up to 240V.

    the MacBook handles voltages of 110-240V AC.

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    all you need to get is an Australian plug adapter to slot into your battery. have a look at your local Apple Store.
     
  7. stewartlittle thread starter macrumors regular

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    THanks richthomas, i will hold you personally responsible if something goes wrong hahah
     

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