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Apple TV adaptor

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Feb 7, 2013 6:17 AM

Hello I'm newbie to this forum. I have got an Apple TV from USA. I saw that plug cable labelled 2.5A 125V , however in my country the AC is 220V. I still didn't use it because I'm afraid of damaging device by voltage incompatibility. Actually, I have heard that it is fine to use with no problem , but some tell me that it is compatible but causes damage for long term use. To stop this controversial, So I want to know that do I need to find an adaptor to convert the current before use? Is it safe for long term use?

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  • julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 6:48 AM (in response to Luxurypop)

    LP

     

    The tag is not always the cable maximum.  Have a look at the cable or plug and it shoud have a max voltage on it that is mote than the lable for the US.  Usually say 100-240 but check what yours says.

     

    Jules

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,440 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 8:21 AM (in response to Luxurypop)

    yes as long as the connector fits it works

  • julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:33 AM (in response to Luxurypop)

    Luxurypop, the box will have for apple TV and your question is about the plug adaptor.  That should have a voltage on it, not the box, which is what you need to check.  There is no doubt on the apple TV just check the plug.

     

    I am sure it is 99.99999 ect safe but it is that you should check!

     

    Rehards

     

    Jules

  • julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)
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    Feb 7, 2013 9:47 PM (in response to Luxurypop)

    LP,

     

    Yes there is a lable as you said.  Adaptors have information, albeit small and out the way, on electrical cable and most built in plugs.  That is from the cable manufactor and differs from lables put on by the overall product maker. Usually the lable is less than max.  Up to you if you want to check it or keep looking at everything but.  Bottom line is it will work fine, this is about appropriate insulation for voltage.  To openly say it is safe I would need to see the product but if you ask if crossing the road is rik free...

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