Taking Macbook to London - converter question

iLunar

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So I'm going to be travelling to London in September, and I'm planning on taking my new Macbook with me (primarily the reason I got it).

I've been trying to figure out the power resources, will any plain converter work? If I plug my Macbook power into a generic converter will it be ok? Or should I go to the Apple store once I get to London and pick up a power source there? Are the wattages different from the US to England? I don't want to end up frying my Macbook.
 

Peterkro

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Macbook will self adapt to 240 volts.Just a regular adaptor from anywhere will convert 2 prong US style adaptor to UK type(two quid or so anywhere).

Whoops mustn't assume your USean,whatever plug style you have an adaptor will be available locally.
 

CrackedButter

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I think as well your charge times will decrease as well. (somebody back me up on this)

When I went to Japan last year, it took ages to fully charge, I can only assume it was because the amount of electricity going to the charger wasn't as much as it would get over here because of higher voltages.
 

Peterkro

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The input voltage has no effect on charging times.The output is always the same regardless of 110-240v.(unless of course you plug it into 480 or something in which case a large pile of molten plastic and a lot of acrid smoke will result).:)