Using the mba in Mexico

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by zendog, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. zendog macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2008
    If I'm not mistaken the power brick will handle Mexican current. Right?
    But will I need a plug adaptor? and if so is there someplace on the net with an illustration?

  2. PAC88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2009
    I'm pretty sure you do not need an adapter while in mexico, they use the same plugs. one thing that might be different is that some of the outlets in mexico may not have the ground wire connection (the third circular wire) at the bottom of the Air's plug and many other devices. But that's easily fixed by just using the two prong connector that came with the Air, which you can attach directly to the brick. The current should not be an issue
  3. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    I go to Mexico all the time... you are good...nothing needed. But I always use a small power brick to protect my notebook from a power be safe.
  4. Buzz Bumble Guest

    Oct 19, 2008
    New Zealand
    Your MacBook should be fine ... as long as you don't let it drink the water. ;)
  5. Gadgetman99 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2009
    ...or eat the worm. I have seen reports that when a Mac eats the work, it then runs like a windows machine :)
  6. RSW macrumors member


    May 13, 2009
    As stated previously, you will be fine. However, one quick off topic comment. I just last month bought a MagicJack after hearing about it from a friend, and have to say its GREAT for making international calls. I got sick of having cell bills that were $1,000+ for a few days of international travel, and decided that the $20 or (whatever it was) investment to buy a MJ was well worth it. You also have to get a USB hub if the hotel has a Ethernet connection, but the call quality did not suffer.

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