Best travel adapter for MacBooksPosted by Martin Parker on
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Traveling and taking your MacBook with you? Then you must make sure you pack a travel adapter
Arriving at your destination with no way of charging your laptop battery is not a great start for a successful trip whether it is for business or pleasure.
What do you need to consider when choosing a travel adapter?
First, which countries are you visiting?
There are around 14 different plug and socket combinations in use across the globe, so it’s important to know which plug type you will need. You could buy a single adapter for the country you are visiting, but more convenient are the multi-country travel adapters.
Voltage and frequency
Along with the correct plug type, you must consider the electrical system voltage and frequency of the country you are visiting.
The issue with the frequency is a little more subtle. Using the UK as an example again, they supply electricity with a frequency of 50Hz. In most cases, plugging in a device designed for 60Hz into a 50Hz supply won’t be a problem, providing the voltage is okay. However, it may cause a problem with internal timing systems that rely on the frequency.
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Assuming you have a multi-voltage charger for your MacBook or a power converter, then you will just need a travel adapter when you visit different countries.
There are many on the market, but it really makes sense to purchase a travel adapter that can