How to Charge My Mac Laptop Overseas

Written by k.c. winslow
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When travelling overseas with electronic devices, familiarising yourself with the converters and adaptors that you will need in advance can save needless headaches. The alternating current (AC) power that comes out of wall outlets has different voltages depending on the country. The power cords also tend to have plugs that are shaped differently than what is common to North America. Without the proper accessories, electronic devices may not work, or they may be damaged. Apple laptops such as the Macbook and the Macbook Pro are designed with overseas functionality in mind.

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Things you need

  • Macintosh laptop with AC adaptor
  • Foreign adaptor plug
  • Wall outlet

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    Slide the male plug end of your Mac laptop AC power cord into the foreign adaptor plug. The male end of a plug is the one with the prongs. Because the entire line of portable Macintosh devices includes an AC adaptor that is dual-voltage ready, you will not need to use a converter.

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    Plug the power adaptor into the Mac laptop.

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    Plug the male end of the foreign adaptor plug into the wall outlet. The computer will now register that the battery is charging.

Tips and warnings

  • You can purchase laptop travel kits designed for Mac laptops that contain adaptors suitable for most of the countries in the world. You can also simply purchase a basic adaptor for the country to which you are visiting.

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