using computer in italy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zabelrose, May 21, 2007.

  1. zabelrose macrumors newbie

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    Hi there....my daughter is going to Florence next Fall, taking her Macbook. Does anyone know about voltage converters and what's needed to use the computer? I also heard there are no places to really get Apple stuff so she should take an extra power cord as well ? Would appreciate any info,
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  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    All apple laptop handle multiple voltages. Just pick up Apples World Travel kit to get the right plug and you'll be all set.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    FWIW last time I was in that general neck of the woods, the hotel actually had a few 110 V outlets. But I had the adapter kit mentioned above just in case and my iBook was just fine.

    Depending on what else she's bringing you might want to consider a universal power supply or to try and power/charge all other devices from USB/FW.

    B
     
  4. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    In addition to the Travel Kit for plug adaptation, there are powerstrips which accommodate both 110v and 220v slots. We picked up one while in Buenos Aires a couple of weeks back for about US$6.
     
  5. TequilaBoobs macrumors 6502a

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    apple makes accessories of all sorts, they just charge you 200% more than the competitors...
     
  6. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    When I was in Florence, I found a little hardware store and paid about $6 for a plug converter (not a voltage converter because my Powerbook's power adapter worked just fine on the Italian voltages; I assume your daughter's does, too).
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    It'll likely be cheaper to buy an adapter once she gets there.
     

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