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I'm using the US wall adapter that came with my iPhone to charge it:

When I travel to Europe, is it safe to use this with a simple US-European adapter, or do I need a transformer or some other device to step to the appropriate voltage/current? Do I risk frying my device?

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Yes, you can use the simple adapter. If you read the tiny fine print on the plug end you see "110-240V 50-60Hz" which means it will work on most common electrical systems around the world without a transformer.

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You'll find that most new apple equipment, chargers, and power bricks are all labeled for 110-240V, 50-60Hz AC power. –  Adam Davis Mar 22 '12 at 0:05
    
it's been true of Apple chargers for at least 7 years. My original PPC iBook was from the USA and all I needed was the UK adaptor for the charger. –  Stu Wilson Mar 22 '12 at 8:20
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