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Hello all;

I just bought a MacBook in the US but will be travelling to the European Union pretty soon. I was just wondering if the power adaptor that comes with the MacBook will be able to stand the 220V current of Europe (instead of the 110V in America).

I know the plug has to be different, no problem, i bought an adapter but does i need to also buy a something to transfor the input? To convert the 220V to 110V?

Hope somebody can help.

Thanks in advance.
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When ever I've been in other areas of Europe i have just used those cheap snap on plug converters which worked fine with my old Windows laptop. I'm guessing that the actual transformer on the Macbook charger is the same world wide with only the second cable with the plug being different.

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Im from the UK and when i was last in Canada I just used a snap on adapter with my UK charger and it worked fine.
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Ok...

So it means that i only need the cheapest adaptor, same you would buy for a hair dryer or charging your celphone. Nothing fancy like APPLE branded or expensive Fry's/Circuit City power converter.

Right?
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Ok...

So it means that i only need the cheapest adaptor, same you would buy for a hair dryer or charging your celphone. Nothing fancy like APPLE branded or expensive Fry's/Circuit City power converter.

Right?
I live in the UK and purchased my MBP from America. I have not had any problems using a cheap adapter from my local hardware store.
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