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    gp101
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    bringing G4 overseas; power issues?
    Hi, all. Brand, spanking new mac user here... so new, I don't even have the unit yet. Just ordered the 17" G4 and will have it for next week. My question:

    I will be visiting family overseas, and I figure the 2 weeks off from work would make the perfect time to adjust to the whole mac world. I purchased it (and live in) the US. Can I plug in my Mac in England and Portugal using a simple adapter for my power supply (the kind of adapter you plug your AC into, then plug the adapter into socket), or will this fry my mac? Do I need a whole other type of AC?

    Thanks.

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    If you look at the Apple laptop adapter, you'll see
    100-240V
    50/60Hz
    Meaning, it'll take line power almost anywhere in the world. You just need a plug that fits the wall socket. Apple sells the whole set as a $40 "Apple World Travel Adapter Kit," but you might could find them individually (eBay, or maybe beg at an Apple Store either here or in the UK.)

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    gp101
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    Well that was simple enough. Thanks, Technologist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gp101
    I will be visiting family overseas.. Can I plug in my Mac in England and Portugal using a simple adapter for my power supply (the kind of adapter you plug your AC into, then plug the adapter into socket), or will this fry my mac? Do I need a whole other type of AC?
    hey, you may wanna check this site out. they are cheap and ship fast.

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    Apple also sells them at the apple store if U have 1 nearby.
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    Or just get a simple adapter that plugs on top of the regular one for $2 at your nearest electronics store.

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