Ipad charger

Old Jun 5th, 2011, 04:39 AM
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Ipad charger

Insecurity is setting in. The charger for my ipad is 10w. I bought it in the US. Do i need to buy a power adapter for Europe or is just getting the plug adapter ok?
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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 04:51 AM
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The plug adapter is fine
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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 04:52 AM
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Put you trust in Steve, mate. He does everything to make you happy, why would he not supply you with a dual/multi voltage charger. Of course he did. He even designed that part were the prongs are attached to be removable and replacable with two europlug compatible prongs.

Steve knows what's good for us, don't doubt him!
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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 05:06 AM
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All apple products have dual voltage chargers. You'll just need the adapters.
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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 05:06 AM
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LOL! Thanks. I just needed to hear this from users. When I saw they sold a very expensive adapter kit I got confused but its for elegance. I just bought a $1.99 plug adapter from Magellan. Anyway- thanks. Did not want to carry the heavy converter just for this.
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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 05:30 AM
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You will be just fine in areas

where the electrical grid is good.

If u will be in remote areas with lots of brown/blackouts

I always power condition my I-Pad to extend its life

apc.com
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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 06:14 AM
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I am going to Southwest France. Assuming electric is ok. How do you condition it?
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Old Jun 5th, 2011, 11:29 AM
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You'll be fine in France.

See the link posted by qwovadis for info on power conditioning. Without getting technical, sort of a surge protector. While a good idea, don't worry about it for your trip.

For future reference... always look in the little box part of the AC adapter... it will be marked 110-220 V 50-60 HZ or similar. The 220 tells you you're good for European voltage...
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here's an explaining post on that: http://www.ipadsandiphones.com/diffe...phone-charger/
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Conditioning is unnecessary (and frequently BS). You'll be in France, which probably has the most reliable power grid in Europe, not Moldova. There currently is no difference between ipad and iphone chargers, they're both using the 10w plug connected to the AC adapter ParisAmsterdam described above. Differences existed between earlier incarnations of the devices (e.g. iphone 3 v. ipad 1).
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