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Hi--My hubby is returning to Morocco for a visit and will be taking our Dell laptop. Will there be a problem charging it using the electrical system there? How about charging his iphone? Do we need to take adapters from here or are there ones there that will work? Any ideas will be appreciated. And also is it true that Moroccan phone companies have blocked Magic Jacks? Thanks for any info.


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I took one to my inlaws in Morocco and they were able to use the magic jack, it is now asking for some unknown password so they cant use it on their home computer- but they can use it on the laptop. Weird. It was WONDERFUL to have when my husband went home for a visit of 2 months...we were able to talk all the time. If only they had the magic jack when we were going thru the CR1...wouldve save $1000s on phone cards. As far as charging things my husband was able to charge his ipod on the computer, but the electrical items we bought for his family wouldn't work without a transformer...the voltage difference was too much for just the outlet plug adapters. Hope this helps!


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I took one to my inlaws in Morocco and they were able to use the magic jack, it is now asking for some unknown password so they cant use it on their home computer- but they can use it on the laptop. Weird. It was WONDERFUL to have when my husband went home for a visit of 2 months...we were able to talk all the time. If only they had the magic jack when we were going thru the CR1...wouldve save $1000s on phone cards. As far as charging things my husband was able to charge his ipod on the computer, but the electrical items we bought for his family wouldn't work without a transformer...the voltage difference was too much for just the outlet plug adapters. Hope this helps!

Do you mean by a transformer, an adapter? Where did you buy it (in what city)? Was it hard to find there? Did it attaach to the cord that goes with the computer? So nobody can use the Magic Jack now? I know there was a phone site that was 15 a month, then went to like 160. So I think there is a definite monopoly there that the phone companies want to maintain. All the rates went up really high. Thanks for all the help!


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it depend , sometimes u need a transformer wish is less than 50 dh , i dont really know how much it cost , but if ur electronic product has the same voltage as morocco , u will need just little white head for 3 dh , u use it to plug it in , because we dont have the same ' electric form '


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I have been using mine here for 3 mths with no problems...I just use a grounded adaptor. As for the iphone...some things run a little hot when plugged in because of the voltage difference, but i had a charger for my phone with a usb end on it, so i am able to charge mine on my laptop. As for magicjack...the only way i can use it is with the ultravpn.fr program, it has to be connected completely before plugging in the magicjack to work...note though, some websites DON'T work when ultravpn is connected; ie, yahoo mail (weird i know), and some like my bank website, some governement sites, etc. Other than that it works great...haven't had any problems with it :) Hope that helps.

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I have been using mine here for 3 mths with no problems...I just use a grounded adaptor. As for the iphone...some things run a little hot when plugged in because of the voltage difference, but i had a charger for my phone with a usb end on it, so i am able to charge mine on my laptop. As for magicjack...the only way i can use it is with the ultravpn.fr program, it has to be connected completely before plugging in the magicjack to work...note though, some websites DON'T work when ultravpn is connected; ie, yahoo mail (weird i know), and some like my bank website, some governement sites, etc. Other than that it works great...haven't had any problems with it :) Hope that helps.

Monica :)

Sorry to sound like such a moron, but were you able to use the adaptor that came with the computer, or did you have to get a new one there? This plug on our Dell is a 3 prong, which would require some kind of adaptor to plug into the walls there.


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We got a transformer from our local hardware store, it was like $25; you will find them for different regions including North Africa. Some items we have been able to use with just a plug adapter (like dvd player, cell phone charger, etc), our bigger items like kitchen appliances and cordless telephones didn't work so well.


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You have a few choices, buying a simple plug changing adapter assuming that your charger is multivoltage ( most are ) Look on the label on the back and see what the allowed input voltage is. If it covers the range where you are all you need is a prong changer . You can buy a converter. Probably not needed for your laptop. If you go this way make sure it can handle the power requirements of your device. A converter that works for a phone might not work for a blender and will damage the device if underpowered. The solution I used was to by a proper cord for the charger. Look at your charger , the side that plugs into the wall and see if that cord can be pulled out of the charger. ( my dell chargers have been like this ) If so google for the right cord. ( assuming the charger is good for the voltage range) I was able to pick one up for just a few dollars.


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