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Buying an iPod from overseas

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By Jerrod H.

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Published: Thursday, July 6, 2006
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, Accessories

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Q: I’m thinking of buying a new 60GB iPod, but I live in Canada and for various reasons, the iPod I’ll be getting will be from either the UK or China.

Will I have problems with the iPod when I get it due to the different voltages between the countries? And will I need an adapter for the power outlet prongs as well?

- Steve

A: You’ll have no problems whatsoever. First of all, no current iPod comes with a power adapter at all - rather, they’re built to charge via world-standard USB power supplied by computers.

If you were to purchase an iPod USB Power Adapter overseas, you may need to purchase Apple’s additional World Travel Adapter Kit to ensure you have the right plug when you get home, but the power adapter itself is certified to automatically work correctly using any voltage around the world.

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