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  1. #1

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    May 02, 2005
    using your powerbook internationally - power supply issues
    I'll be undergoing a round the world trip soon through the UK, Europe, South Africa, South East Asia, Fiji, Oz, Nz and maybe South America.
    What is the compatability with the mac's power supply in these countries?
    Do I simply need a plug adapter and the factory supplied power connection adjusts for their power outage?
    It's always the most heart stopping job when first plugging in your laptop in a new country (which will happen often on this trip)
    Plus I'll be charging my ipod through my powerbook also, hope no problems here.

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    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Mount Vernon, WA
    MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2
    Yeah I had no problems when I was travelling the world. I just needed the plug adapters and all was good.

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    Member Since
    Jan 20, 2006
    Norfolk, VA
    1.67GHZ 15" PowerBook G4 Widescreen "The Great Last PowerBook"/20" iMac Core Duo, 2GB RAM, 256VRAM
    Same here, while in Dubai used the correct adapter and all was well. I also charged my iPod through my PB and no problems. You too should have no problems.

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    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

    You might want to look into getting Kensington's universal charger system if you have a lot of devices to charge or want to be able to charge on the plane/car etc.

    It can charge most devices with special adapters for apple notebooks, ipods, cell phones, cameras etc.

    Fairly pricey, but maybe worth it if you want to cut down on equipment...

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