New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

HELP!! Important question...power converters


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
chelseamanda
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of purchasing a used 12" ibook G4. My question is this: I am going to europe for a year and I need to know if I will be able to use the ibook over there. Is there a power converter Mac sells? I have heard horror stories of people using converters in europe and frying their computers because of the high voltage...this is a very important issue for me, and if anyone has any information they could share, it would be greatly appreciated!!
QUOTE Thanks
Avalon

 
Avalon's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2004
Location: Luxemburg, Europe
Posts: 1,779
Avalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really niceAvalon is just really nice
Mac Specs: PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB

Avalon is offline
As far as I know, the powersupplys of recent Macs should be compliant to both, US and European voltage.
Check what's written on the supply, if it says 100-240V, it will work without the need of any converter. You just need an European plug (which you can get there for a couple of Euros).
QUOTE Thanks
flyingpostman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Isn't there a a plug that will slide into the power supply that apple sells?
QUOTE Thanks
Mr Bobbins

 
Mr Bobbins's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 29, 2005
Location: Legoland
Posts: 790
Mr Bobbins has a spectacular aura about

Mr Bobbins is offline
You will need one of these :

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....12.1.2.1.17.0

Or you can just get an adapter plug as Avalon says as this will be cheeper.
QUOTE Thanks
chelseamanda
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Thanks for your help...I'm getting the ibook early next week and I'm really excited (used macs when I was younger but have been using pc's for a few years). The power conversion was a major issue for me but I know now that it will not be a problem...thanks again!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Cleaning iBook Keyboard | 12" or 15" »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Power Cord Question JRV Switcher Hangout 3 02-23-2005 10:48 PM
important question about the best G5 fabio Apple Rumors and Reports 17 12-22-2004 11:13 AM
help g5 power question dwd Apple Desktops 2 02-18-2004 02:19 PM
Power PC G3 Memory question Malibu Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 10-13-2003 08:54 AM
power supply/hard drive question goodolebwinches Apple Desktops 1 09-01-2003 11:33 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?