Power and voltage converters

Old Aug 5th, 2006, 08:02 AM
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Power and voltage converters

Heading to Spain with an IBM lap top. What type of power converter will be needed as well as voltage converter. Anyone know?
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Old Aug 5th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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Look at the power supply (a.k.a. "brick" or AC adapter) that came with your computer.

If it says 110-240VAC (or similar), all you need is a plug adapter to fit the plug into a European socket.

On the off chance it's a single-voltage device, you also need a transformer to change the European voltage to 110.
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Hi B,

>On the off chance it's a single-voltage device,...<

Get a newer, dual voltage power supply.



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If the IBM was manufactured within the past 6 or 7 years, it is dual voltage, and, as already mentioned, all you will need is the plug adapter ($2 to $3 in any travel store).

You might want to consider a portable surge protector if you plan on leaving the unit plugged in for any length of time.
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Thanks for the responses! Appreciate your help.
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