Do I need a voltage converter or just a plug adapter
April 14, 2005 7:46 AM Subscribe
I'm going to be traveling from the US to Italy and Greece. Do I need a voltage converter or just a plug adapter to power my PowerBook and Minolta battery charger?
posted by willnot to Technology (8 answers total)
I know that Apple sells their own plug converters, so I assume that their power adaptor is rated for 240. Is the front part rated for 240 as well which means that I just need a plug adaptor, or do I really need their special mono-tasker for that?
I also want to be able to charge my camera battery. The charger is a Minolta Lithium-ion Battery Charger BC-400. On the back it says the input is rated for AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 15-20VA. Am I right in thinking that I can just use a plug adaptor for that too, or do I need a voltage converter?
If I do need a converter, which one should I get? Most of the ones I've found say they work for 50 to 1600 watts, but I've heard that battery chargers often draw less than 50 watts.