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    I am about to leave for overseas and believe I need a surge protector. I have a macbook 13". Black outs are common in the country I'm going to.

    What do i need to buy? roughly how much are they?

    I know nothing about these things. I will have a look around on google to find out more but I am pretty hopeless at researching and the only way I ever find good info is when someone gives me a link to the place everyone but me knows about. So if you a link that could be nice.

    Cheers

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    Do you just require one socket or more than that?
    You need a protector that monitors voltage constantly, not just a simple breaker switch type.
    What country are you going to btw? Your going to need an adaptor as well no doubt.
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    Found this in a quick search:
    SP2 EuroSurge 220-240 Volt European Surge Protector [SP2] : Adaptelec.com, International Electrical Specialists

    I just entered "surge protector European".
    Do that with the region you're going to.
    Then confirm with someone who lives there, if possible.

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    I am in australia and I am going to india. Last time i went i bought an adaptor for my battery charger. I thought I could use the same thing this time.

    I found out some info. I was looking at the belkins but I don't understand what I am looking at. Its all double dutch. That's why i need someone to tell me what to buy. I hoped it would be something most people understood.

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    Nice site toMACsh - gotta do this myself - looks like I'm doing some traveling soon also.
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    The standardardised voltage used in India is 220V/50 Hz with a tolerance varying from 216V to 253V [source: Wikipedia]. You need a surge protector that will tolerate up to 270 v I suggest.

    Power drop/fade, and/or blackout, are different matters, and probably mean a combination surge and UPS unit.

    See this site for plug types, given as C, D & M, so they're different from Australia. Mains power around the world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Search this Forum or post back for advice about a suitable UPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techdummy View Post
    I am about to leave for overseas and believe I need a surge protector. I have a macbook 13". Black outs are common in the country I'm going to.

    What do i need to buy? roughly how much are they?

    I know nothing about these things. I will have a look around on google to find out more but I am pretty hopeless at researching and the only way I ever find good info is when someone gives me a link to the place everyone but me knows about. So if you a link that could be nice.

    Cheers

    You could probably get away with a very small unit for the Macbook 13". Depending on the country you're going to, you could get a unit like the Back UPS ES 350. It's a small surge protector/power backup. Really handy device to have especially if you're protecting something small like a laptop. India runs on 220V I believe, someone correct me if I am wrong. You'll need the BE350GI, the "I" at the end is the international models. I have several myself, never had any problems.


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