Using Aussie macbook in America/Canada

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by laudern, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys I have a question to ask about using my australian macbook (late 2009) over in america and canada. I know I have to buy a power adapter to fit the wall sockets, but do I also need to buy a power converter? In australia we have 240volts and america/canada have a lower level of volts. So will my macbooks power adapter just beef up the amount of power it gets from the wall socket automatically or will I need to invest in a converter?

    Also the same question for the iphone charger. I'll be taking my iphone over with me and will sometimes be using that charger that comes with the iphone..

    Thanks!
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I think it should work, I know my US power cords will take anywhere from 100v-240v, so I'd assume they sell the same cords in Australia.
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure the power brick manages the voltages so won't need to worry about your MacBook. I'm not sure about the iPhone though.

    I'm not sure, but your MacBook might charge slower than usual.
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

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    The power adaptors are universal. All you need is the correct socket adaptor and you're in business.
     
  5. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    Took a G4 Powerbook to Turkey from Canada and all we used was the adapter to fit the socket. No power converter needed.
     
  6. Simn macrumors newbie

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    Yep, the power brick acts as a transformer, it changes the voltage to suit your laptop, so in theory it should be fine.
     
  7. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    I've imported an iphone from the usa (110 volts or so) an it works fine. My magsafe charger also works from 110~240 volts no worries:)
     

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