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    Voltage Transformers?

    I'm heading to one of the Fiji islands at the end of March and plan to bring my Mac Book Pro as well as a couple of different camera battery chargers. I'm pretty sure I'll need a voltage transformer and would appreciate any suggestions you can offer so I avoid disappointment after I arrive. Anyone have any experience with a device like this?

    Thanks!
    Tim

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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    Most of your modern AC power supplies are voltage transformers. You may want to look at your power supplies for whatever you are taking abroad and see if it is rated for 220v/50Hz, the power profile on Fiji. If so, you are looking at needing adapters, something you can surely buy local on Fiji, prob set you back $10 or $15.

    Example: the transformer that came with my Ricoh camera to charge the battery is rated for input of 110-240v - 50/60Hz. It will work anywhere, I just need to the proper adapter. Same for my computer's AC pwr supply -- works anywhere, just need an adapter to match prongs to the wall socket.

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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    Thanks OB! You are quite right. After posting this I went and did a little research and discovered that my Mac Book Pro is fine, and as you say, simply needs the correct plug arrangement. I ordered the Apple kit and so should be fine. Thanks again.

    Tim

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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    Oh yeah, power converters... You just wanted to brag about going to Fiji you lucky duck!




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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    Snagged! I might be just a little excited.

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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    I'd SHOOT lots of FILM.....
    forget all that techno paraphanaelia
    Unwind From The Machine
    Lucky Dog You - You'll be Waggin...

    What happened to Wag More/ Bark less ?

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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    I'd SHOOT lots of FILM.....

    I can't quite put my finger on what it is, but there us something about when a digi-head discovers silver halides that is just so obvious.

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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    Ha! In my mind I'm packing a Blad 203 FE, one of those new Linhof super cams with a sexy digital back and a roll film back, plus my M8 and a Sony a900. Unfortunately, very little of that is likely to end up in my suitcase anytime soon. Maybe I'll toss my Nikon F3 in the bag though, just to keep Helen off my case.

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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    Tim,
    Pick up a film M to go with your M lenses.
    Won't add too much weight and won't need a power converter.
    (neither will you M8 or your Mac, just adapter plugs)
    -bob

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    Re: Voltage Transformers?

    I have thought about an M7. So many options and I'm running out of time!

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