Charging a US bought ipad in the UK

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  1. g1ggle7

    g1ggle7 iPF Noob

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know of any issues with charging a US bought ipad in the UK?
    Do you need to purchase a different charger?
    Thanks
     
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    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    The charger will work on 110 or 220, but you will need to get an adapter so it will plug it into the outlet like one of these --

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    If you are going to be using it all the time, you might want to buy the proper European plug that goes directly on the charger itself. The module with the American plug slides off and you can replace it with one that fits your outlets.
     
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    No issues, did it myself for a month in June! But the UK uses 3 pin plugs so the adaptor needs to chAnge your 2 pin to the 3 pin, unlike to photo shown above of 2 pin. Also all 3 of the pins are rectangular, not round. The voltage changes automatically.
     
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    ^ Correct. The round two pins are European. I remember those from my days stationed in Berlin.

    U.K. plugs look thus:

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    The Apple store sells a Travel Kit that is very useful. With it, you'll also get a longer (US) power cord - which I found cool.

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    It works with the MagSafe MacBook stuff too.
     

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