Power cables for MBP

Croker

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 7, 2012
9
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Melbourne, Australia
Hello, all - just a quick query.

I'm hoping to get an rMBP (probably a 13") over the summer. Later in the year (about Sep/Oct) I'm moving to Australia. I live in the UK at the moment.

Having never owned a Macbook of any description before, as I rock a Mac Mini at home, I'm just curious about the power cables; obviously I will get a UK mains cable when I buy it here, but are the Macbooks configured to take power cables from other countries, too? Or will I be doomed to always use it with a travel adaptor?

I don't mind either way (although just being able to buy an Australian power cable when I get there would save some messing about), but I'd appreciate a heads-up.

Sorry for such an uber-noob question, by the way :D
 

yjchua95

macrumors 604
Apr 23, 2011
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GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
Hello, all - just a quick query.

I'm hoping to get an rMBP (probably a 13") over the summer. Later in the year (about Sep/Oct) I'm moving to Australia. I live in the UK at the moment.

Having never owned a Macbook of any description before, as I rock a Mac Mini at home, I'm just curious about the power cables; obviously I will get a UK mains cable when I buy it here, but are the Macbooks configured to take power cables from other countries, too? Or will I be doomed to always use it with a travel adaptor?

I don't mind either way (although just being able to buy an Australian power cable when I get there would save some messing about), but I'd appreciate a heads-up.

Sorry for such an uber-noob question, by the way :D
The duckhead is all that matters.

Having purchased my Macs in Malaysia (with UK 3-pin plugs), all I did was just buy Australian duckheads for the power bricks of the chargers and also Aussie cables for the iMacs and nMPs when I returned to Melbourne.

They all work fine.
 

Croker

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 7, 2012
9
0
Melbourne, Australia
The duckhead is all that matters.

Having purchased my Macs in Malaysia (with UK 3-pin plugs), all I did was just buy Australian duckheads for the power bricks of the chargers and also Aussie cables for the iMacs and nMPs when I returned to Melbourne.

They all work fine.
Thanks very much; that's exactly what I expected but it's nice to have it confirmed. Also, it's Melbourne I'm moving to, so that's a nice coincidence!