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alternate AC plugs for powerbook

Message #1 - Posted 2005/09/26 - Mothra

Can anyone tell me where I can order US and Euro AC plugs for my Powerbook AC adapter? I'm going to Mexico in 3 weeks' time and need a US plug.

The adaptor itself supports 120 & 240 V power supplies, so it seems odd that you only get one kind of plug for the unit.

Thanks

Mothra

Message #2 - Posted 2005/09/26 - Bill

Previously, Mothra wrote:

Can anyone tell me where I can order US and Euro AC plugs for my Powerbook AC adapter? I'm going to Mexico in 3 weeks' time and need a US plug.

The adaptor itself supports 120 & 240 V power supplies, so it seems odd that you only get one kind of plug for the unit.

Thanks

Mothra

You can buy a plug adapter in many travel stores or electronics stores. All you need is to adapt the plug geometry; as you already know, the power supply itself supports Euro, British, US and Asian AC power.

The plug adapter is probably less expensive than a whole power cord.

Bill

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Message #3 - Posted 2005/09/26 - huw.davies

Bill wrote:

You can buy a plug adapter in many travel stores or electronics stores. All you need is to adapt the plug geometry; as you already know, the power supply itself supports Euro, British, US and Asian AC power.

The plug adapter is probably less expensive than a whole power cord.

If you buy a cheap plug adapter then you can also pack a power board giving you four (or more) power points that will allow you to use and charge your mobile phone, PDA, camera, laptop all at the same time, saving you either buying lots of plug adapters or being really angry when you need to charge more than one thing at a time.... --
Huw Davies | e-mail: Huw.Davies@kerberos.davies.net.au Melbourne | "If soccer was meant to be played in the Australia | air, the sky would be painted green"

Message #4 - Posted 2005/09/27 - Shawn Hirn

Previously, Mothra wrote:

Can anyone tell me where I can order US and Euro AC plugs for my Powerbook AC adapter? I'm going to Mexico in 3 weeks' time and need a US plug.

The adaptor itself supports 120 & 240 V power supplies, so it seems odd that you only get one kind of plug for the unit.

Radio Shack or any store that sells travel supplies will have what you need.

Message #5 - Posted 2005/09/27 - mgrahm

Target stocks these in their luggage or lest that is case in the store that work at.

Michael

Message #6 - Posted 2005/11/14 - Sally Shears

Previously, Mothra wrote:

Can anyone tell me where I can order US and Euro AC plugs for my Powerbook AC adapter? I'm going to Mexico in 3 weeks' time and need a US plug.

The adaptor itself supports 120 & 240 V power supplies, so it seems odd that you only get one kind of plug for the unit.

As you noticed, the power "brick" works with a range of voltages.

Apple sells a very nice kit of adapter plugs that integrate so nicely with the adapter on the current (from TiBoook onward) adapters.

Otherwise, get the clunky adapter from Radio Shack or a travel store.

-- Sally

Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly") SallyShears@gmail.com -or- Sally@Shears.org
SallyShears (at) gmail (dot) com

Message #7 - Posted 2005/11/20 - Brian

In the UK you can buy cheap plug adaptors for about US$7 or so. For about the same price uou can also buy a figure-eight radio mains lead (aka power cord for a radio) for a bit less -- the lead will plug into your AC adapter when you slide out the already fitted plug.

Neither solution is especially elegant, but both work just fine. You'd save a fair bit over Apple's travel kit.

Message #8 - Posted 2005/11/20 - simbalala

How about Apple?

'Apple World Travel Adapter Kit' (http://tinyurl.com/dc633)

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