Will my MBP blow up if I...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Zianac, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Zianac macrumors member

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    plug it into a wall outlet in the Philippines? which uses 220v or do I have to buy an adapter?
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    My US-purchased power adapter supports the 230 volt outlets here in NZ, so I expect that yours will work too. However, the best thing to do is read the specs on the side of the adapter :)
     
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Modern power supplies (including the Macbook Pro's 85w brick) are regulating the current already, so hooking up to a nonnative current will only require as much as a compliant tip. You can hook it without any adapters as it will convert the current to the proper amount before it hits your computer.
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You only need a plug adapter. You will not need a power converter, most (all) computers have auto-switching power sources.

    You'll be fine.
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    The power supply supports 120-240v!

    Your fine!
     

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