Overseas travel with iBook

  1. I'ma going to Italia soon. What *exactly* do I have to do or have in order to use and not fry my iBook G4 whilst in hotel?

    Be nice; I'm old. Thank you.

    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    For your listening pleasure: http://www.am1500.com/pcast/80509.mp3 -- from the MN State Fair, 8-29-07

  2. On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 21:06:41 -0500, Melba's Jammin' wrote (in a previous article):

    I'ma going to Italia soon. What *exactly* do I have to do or have in order to use and not fry my iBook G4 whilst in hotel?

    Be nice; I'm old. Thank you.

    Just go to either the Apple store or perhaps Radio Shack and purchase a set of international plug adapters. For quite some time now Apple computers come with power supplies that adapt automatically to the voltage they are plugged into.

    And I was going to facetiously suggest that you get a bag of dry ice to place your iBook in so that it wouldn't "fry"!

    James Leo Ryan ..... Austin, Texas ..... taliesinsoft@mac.com

  3. I think I knew that -- and it sounds spooky to me.

    And I was going to facetiously suggest that you get a bag of dry ice to place your iBook in so that it wouldn't "fry"!

    I'm sure glad you didn't! :-P

    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    For your listening pleasure: http://www.am1500.com/pcast/80509.mp3 -- from the MN State Fair, 8-29-07

  4. You can get an adapter at Radio Shack. Not much $$. Get one with a high power rating since the power supplies can draw a lot for small adapter. I've been to Germany, Italy, and India and they have worked well on my Mac Book Pro.

    The Apple Power Supplies do automatically switch to the European standard 220 V, 50 Hz, but the plugs are not standard. The European ones are two pronged, round in shape and spaced wider than the US flat prongs. Go with the adapter.

    -- Lou Pecora

  5. Nothing spooky about it. Switching power supplies are easy to design such that they operate under a variety of voltages and frequencies.

    I travel to the UK quite often, and my OP has taken a Mac to Ghana several times. Works as advertised as long as you have the right plug adaptor.

    clvrmnky <mailto:spamtrap@clevermonkey.org>

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