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Voltage conversion for Macs
« on: September 20, 2023, 11:37:05 PM »
My wife and I are going to Europe next month for a holiday. We are taking 2 iPhones, iPad, & a MBP.  What’s the safest way to charge them daily on Europe’s 240 volt system? I used a converter years ago on a trip to France and it fried my hair blower. I don’t want that for our Mac devices. Suggestions?
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Re: Voltage conversion for Macs
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2023, 12:38:48 AM »
Has no one dealt with this issue before? Hoping someone provide their experience when travelling overseas with their Macs.
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Re: Voltage conversion for Macs
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2023, 03:58:06 PM »
We've traveled many times to Europe and even Vietnam/Cambodia with iDevices and once with a MBP. We have always used a voltage converter (with multiple plug adaptors) and our regular Apple adaptors. Have never tried using a hair dryer on a converter. Actually have never needed a hair dryer, since most hotels and even B & B's always provide one that works on the local voltage. Hair dryers use in the hundreds (even thousands!) of watts, most converters are not built for that. :no2:

Maybe a variable, step-down transformer would work. Those usually weigh ~50 pounds [~22.6kg]! Might want to ship that ahead... :Thinking: :coolio: :rofl:

Have never taken a non-portable Mac. :blink:
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Re: Voltage conversion for Macs
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2023, 09:38:21 PM »
Had a superb riverboat cruise through 4 countries. We simply used an adaptor to plug in our devices. No issues at all.
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Re: Voltage conversion for Macs
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2023, 10:13:56 PM »
Great to hear your cruise was enjoyable, also. 👏 We've had several, but one suffered from low water during the drought in much of Europe.
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Re: Voltage conversion for Macs
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2023, 04:24:48 PM »
XAirbusdriver, Same here. We were bussed between two river stops due to low water. Wasn't a big deal. Weather, food, Avalon cruise service, land tours, etc. were superb!
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