Voltage Differences and Power Brick

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by faintedlife, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. faintedlife macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    I am leaving the US to go to France in a little bit. I bought the power adapters to switch with the power brick, but will the brick be able to handle the voltage difference of continental Europe? Has anyone brought their power supply to Europe from the US and had no trouble (with just swapping the adapters)?
  2. sulhaq macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2006
    I have used my macbook with no problems at all in Asia. I believe it's the same in europe? 50Hz and 220V is it not? It worked perfectly fine for me.

    EDIT: I'm sorry I didn't read your question properly. I didn't use anything other than the standard mbp adapter. Just plugged it into the socket since it can handle 100-240V and 50-60Hz.
  3. faintedlife thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Thanks. I think it answered the question I had. I was just worried that I would plug in the standard brick and it'd melt on me.
  4. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    you won't have a problem at all with just the plain adapters as noted above. I just got back from St. Barths, which is a French territory and ran into zero issues, excluding the woman who threw up next to me while waiting in line at customs, now that was a problem.
  5. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    Absolutely no problem :)

  6. srexy macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2006
    Just got back from the UK - all AOK. Used a UK spec (boom-box lead I think it was) power lead plugged into the brick rather than the OEM lead.

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