I've moved from CA to the UK. Does TC's power cord work with a simple wall adapter or will it need a converter? HELP!

My TC came with a US power cord and I don't see any options to buy a UK power cord separately. I'm afraid of blowing things up if I just plug this (non Mac-ish) power cord into a simple wall adapter w/o knowing for sure that it will work just like Mac power cords (which are totally universal and don't need converters...just wall adapters).

  • Asked by Karen L from Carrickfergus
  • Jan 31, 2010
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  • Best Answer:

    The UK Voltage is 220-240 and the cycles per second are 50.

    I believe that all Apple Products are designed for the global market and transformers etc deal with all local conditions.

    The Apple Tech Specs for Electrical s are:-

    Line voltage: 100-240V AC
    Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
    Maximum continuous power: 34W

    I recently purchased a 1GB version in London. It is a nice touch that the transformer is internal and that the mains wire is legally very neat.

    You should be safe in using a 3 pin conversion plug that can be found in any "Pound Store" or you could snip off the US plug and replace it with a local (and superior) three pin.

    I live both ends and have not had problems with Apple Products from here and there.

    • Answered by Barry C
    • Jan 31, 2010