Voltage Adapter for MacBook in Spain?!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by aheps84, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. aheps84 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2009

    I've just arrived in Spain a couple of days ago with my Aluminum MacBook. I have a outlet adapter that changes my 2-prong US laptop plug to a 2-prong receiver EU outlet, but adapter DOES NOT change any voltage. Every time I plug in my computer there is a little spark (between my MacBook plug and the adapter that is plugged into the EU outlet), but then it seems like everything charges as normal (or maybe faster than normal).

    Am I damaging my laptop/battery? How much voltage is the MacBook made to accept? Electricity in Spain is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. Please let me know what I should do as soon as possible because I don't want to kill my laptop.:confused:

    Thank you!

  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If you look on your power brick it's labeled 110/240V 60/50hz.

    The brick can take both voltages. If it couldn't it would have fried on the very first plug-in.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You get sparks when you plug things into mains on every continent I've been on. It's normal.

    Doesn't matter; your adapter is capable of taking this input and converting it to the necessary DC voltage/current.

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