Taking Mac Mini to Germany?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Davaadtron, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Davaadtron macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So I'm going to be studying abroad in Berlin for a year, and I want to take my Mac Mini since it has everything I use on a daily basis. (And it's kind of my only option - I don't have a laptop)

    Would it work to by a power strip over there in Berlin and then use a voltage converter for the Mini and another converter for the monitor? I'd assume it would work, but I don't want to fry my hardware or anything...

    Or can you buy a European power cord for the Mini? Or would that not work?

    Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question; I know nothing about power conversion :p
    Thanks.
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    First look at the specs, some apple stuff is like 100-240 V so you won't need a power convertor, just an european power cord.
     
  3. Davaadtron thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just read that the power adapter that it comes with (it says right on the adapter) takes up to 240v, so it'll work :)


    One more question; I want to take my monitor with me as well. If I pack it in my suitcase surrounded by clothes and blankets do you think it'll survive the trip?
     
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    I would buy some bubble wrap and wrap it with bubble wrap and then put it in the suitcase, just to be safe.
     
  5. trule macrumors 6502

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    There is a weight limit for luggage...worth to check, monitors are cheap in Germany.
     
  6. Davaadtron thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Yea, you won't need a voltage converter, just an adapter for the plug itself (see Wikipedia).
     
  8. trule macrumors 6502

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    7 kg monitor...if your bag is over 23 Kg expect an additional fee. Check with your airline to be sure
     

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