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  1. ste2911

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    Hi guys

    Am traveling to USA later this year and want to no if I buy an iPad over there(wifi only)will it work here in Ireland updates etc etc?
     
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    I don't see a problem with updates, but Americas electricity is different to uk's.....there's is 110v and we are 240v
    This would create problems, the plug socket will be different also.
     
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    When u say problems?! Sorry im new to iPad stuff
     
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    Well they work on a lower power source than us, half the voltage, so just changing the plug to a 3 pin 240v one would burn out the transformer.
    Does this make sense?
     
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    No sorry! So u mean changing the having the proper plug would still be no good
     
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    That's exactly it Ste, by just changing the plug, you would create a meltdown within the transformer.
     
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    Damn!! There so much cheaper over there! Is there any alternative?
     
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    Check out how much a replacement uk transformer for the iPad is, see if it is still the cheaper option once you've bought it, it may still save you a few pounds
     
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    Changing the lead wouldn't work, from what I have just googled, the power transformer is within the iPad, sorry.
     

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