US Ipad in UK

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    Hello, i have brought an ipad (Wifi) in the US and i aim to use it in the uk. Will it work via an adaptor plug. Also will it function normally if i use it in the UK such as when downloading apps.
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Yes. It will work.

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    Ok thanks, are you sure there wont be a problem with the different voltages?
     
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    There won't be a problem. Just get the local 240 volt charger and you'll be good to go. The iPad doesn't care what the supplied voltage is. The charger will step it down to the correct voltage necessary.
     
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    Oh ok thanks.
    I've got the US Plug. So a HTC plug for USBs or an adaptor that converts US plugs into UK sockets would both work?
     
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    Yes. I use a Belkin power bar here in Canada that has a couple of USB outlets. It charges my iPad no problem. For as much as they cost, I would just buy the British iPad charger from Apple in the UK.
     
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    Pretty expensive from apple though. Wouldn't a plug with usb outlets suffice?
     
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    I agree but make sure you purchase the correct charger not the iPod iPhone charger
     
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    Yes. It should work. As Colin says, there are differences in the supplied amperage. You won't do any damage by trying different ones, but iPhone/iPod chargers won't supply enough power to charge the iPad at the correct rate. If you plug it in and the charging symbol doesn't show, just try another one. Radio shack or Tandy (whatever they call themselves these days) should be able to supply something that will work.
     
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    What about if i used the US charger but used an adaptor with it?
     
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    You could try it, but I'd want to make sure the UK adapter step the voltage down to 110, instead of just adapting the pins.
     
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    No it just adapts the pins, its not a step down transformer. Would that be a major problem?
     
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    Could be. It will probably fry the transformer in the Apple charger. I wouldn't risk it.
     
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    Ah ok, Thanks for the heads up. :)
     
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