Using matchbook abroad - it's getting hot and so is the adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Sir Loin Steak, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

    Sir Loin Steak

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    #1
    Hmm, never used a computer abroad before, but here I am in Spain, and while the internet is working (obviously!), I am concerned that the Apple power connection 'thingy' is getting pretty hot when plugged in to the power supply, and now just noticed that the underside of the macbook is getting hot too.

    UK voltage is nominally 240v, and I think Spain is 220v.

    What might account for the heat build-up? Should I stop trying to use the local mains?

    Sir Loin, (about to go and have an ice-cream on the beach.)
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Mains voltage across the EU is now supposed to be 230V - I think you will find the charger and computer are warmer because the air temperature is hopefully warmer than here in the UK (maybe not)

    MacBooks do run pretty warm and the power-bricks do too.....

    Nothing to worry about !!
     
  3. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sir Loin Steak

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    Hmm, ok, maybe that's it.

    Oh, and it is VERY warm here right now :)

    Cheers
     

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