US Mini in UK

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ranny2, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. ranny2 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have decided to buy the entry level Mac Mini as my primary computer. To save money, I plan on buying it during an upcoming trip to New York, as I am from the UK, it is much cheaper over there.

    I was just wondering what power cables/adaptors I will need to buy in order to make it work. Is the different voltages a problem?

    Links to exactly what I will need to buy would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'm pretty sure the Mini's internal power supply can accommodate various voltages. You'll just have to get the proper cord for it.
     
  3. ranny2 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's great! What and where would I get the cord for it?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Look at the power port on the far left of this picture: https://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html

    You'll need something that goes in there. Any thing that fits into there and a mains socket will do.
     
  5. wpotere Guest

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    You can buy a US to UK adapter at an electronic shop (cheap) or you can go to Apple and buy a UK cord which will cost a lot more. I used to use my Macbook in Germany. It can handle the differences in voltages.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    It doesn't need to be an Apple branded cord. Many consumer electronics have that plug. All that's needed it one that fits into there.
     
  7. wpotere Guest

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    True, but it might be hard to find. Easiest way is to get an adapter for the plug and be done with it.
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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  9. wpotere Guest

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    Fair enough, I didn't even know what type of plug was on the back. I simply answered the question by telling the OP he/she can get an adapter for like 2 dollars. Sometimes they key the cords so you have to buy from them or try to modify it. I guess Apple doesn't do this so a 7 pound cord will work. :rolleyes:


    The point, it can easily be done.
     
  10. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    Done that myself US/UK. You can pick up the cord from Dixons or Best Buy (UK) or even PC world.

    Real easy and no voltage problems.

    Done it before and I will do it again.

    Enjoy your trip.
     

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