Travel adaptor?

heycal

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I have an iPhone 6 and a Mac air. What is the bare minimum and safest accessory I can buy to charge my phone and Mac in France and Europe?
 

Mr_Brightside_@

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Sometimes if you visit an Apple Store in the country you're visiting, they'll provide you a duckhead for free or a nominal fee. You could buy a 12w Apple adaptor now, the duckhead will work with both your devices that way.
 

Paco II

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If the OP owns an iPhone and Macbook air, they don't need another power adapter. All they need is a very inexpensive wall plug adapter.

Sometimes if you visit an Apple Store in the country you're visiting, they'll provide you a duckhead for free or a nominal fee. You could buy a 12w Apple adaptor now, the duckhead will work with both your devices that way.
 

heycal

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So any wall plug adapter for Europe from Amazon that says compatible with iphone 6 will do? Or must it be an Apple made one?
 

MH01

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So any wall plug adapter for Europe from Amazon that says compatible with iphone 6 will do? Or must it be an Apple made one?
Any wall plug adapter that takes US input and has EU plugs. Depending on which countries in Europe you travel you can get away with one type, or multi as below.

http://www.amazon.com/MX-UC1-Protector-Universal-Charger-Adapter/dp/B00E0FZSQC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1462774549&sr=8-6&keywords=Travel+adapter

Basically you just need you existing cables and the adapter plug, be or iPhone compatible or not, ignore that, I would not use the USB ports on these adapters, and just plug in the iPhone USB charger.

The Apple kit works well, but it's a bunch of individual adapters and $$$$
 

heycal

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So, to confirm: just get a cheap adapter from Amazon, bring my cables from the Mac and iphone with me, and I shall be good to go in France and Italy?
 

Paco II

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Correct. But to be clear, not just your cables but also your Apple power bricks.

So, to confirm: just get a cheap adapter from Amazon, bring my cables from the Mac and iphone with me, and I shall be good to go in France and Italy?
 

heycal

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Okay, the power brick for the Mac. The iphone just came with a cable and small wall plug.
 

Paco II

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Yup bring the brick and iPhone wall plug. Then just pick up a wall adapter. By me, Walgreens even sell them. You should be all set. Have fun!

Okay, the power brick for the Mac. The iphone just came with a cable and small wall plug.
 

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