Taking macbook to Shanghai, China

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  1. GodofDeath macrumors member

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    So taking my baby to Shanghai, China.
    Do I need a transformer/watt converter thing or w/e it is called? I want to charge it of course lol.

    Thx
     
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I would assume they might have different outlet plugs over there.
    A quick google search might return faster results..
     
  3. GodofDeath thread starter macrumors member

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    i thought it has some magic device installed in the mac that does it automaatically if you use it over there
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Yea plug your mac into that 220 volts and you'll be able to cook eggs on it
     
  5. fuzzycuffs macrumors member

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    Not really.

    Magsafe adapters take 100-240V. Most laptop power bricks can handle multiple voltage inputs, and output to what your laptop needs.

    And China also uses the same 2-prong plugs that are in the US and Japan, but they are always 220V. But since magsafe adapters can handle that, you'll be fine.
     
  6. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Your MacBook should feel right at home in China.
     
  7. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    this may seem a bit offy

    dont leave your macbook in the hotel apartments.
    even though your not a military or government official the chinese government searches all of your personal items in your hotel room whether you like it or not when you are not in the room. scary huh? they take your information and stuff.

    other than that. the output charges are similar to that of japans which are similar to that of europes then to AMerica
     
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    My mistake.
     
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Only one issue though...

    Is there a 3rd hole for a ground in China as well?
     
  10. fuzzycuffs macrumors member

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    No. It's 2 only. well, for the 2 pronged part, there are two parts for Chinese power plug.

    [​IMG]

    Top part accepts American 2 prong, the bottom is their own.

    From wikipedia

     
  11. steamtoy macrumors regular

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    A set of world traveller adaptor would be nice for you
     
  12. filman408 macrumors regular

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  13. ryanfong macrumors member

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    I'm Chinese, currently live in the UK.
    No offence, what you said is totally Bull*****..I don't even want to explain why..just please stop being a frog in the shallow well..

    For OP, in China we use the one below in this picture:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    Yep, the above pictures are true. Was in China three months ago and I had to use a convertor.
     
  15. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    You are so incredibly wrong. I plug my MB into 240 volts every day and its just fine.
     
  16. Nobita macrumors 6502

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    I should warn you that you won't be able to access porns with China's internet...
     
  17. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Or websites referring to Taiwan's independence.
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Have you tried?
     
  19. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    No, but I've watched someone try. I wouldn't do it myself in fear their watching eyes.
     

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