Questions & Answers for Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)
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My used 15" Macbook Pro (A1150; Intel 2Ghz) will not charge the battery. It works fine but could I have received the wrong wattage Magsafe adapter?
Magsafe Power Adapter
Will not charge
15" Macbook Pro
CAN I USE A 45 WATT ADAPTER FOR A 13 INCH MAC BOOK PRO
- Asked by Cornelius W from Rancho Mirage
- 02 13, 12
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can i adapt a mac min power cord for my mac book pro
- Asked by Brian C from Pittsburgh
- 11 3, 09
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Can the white polycarbonate macbook 13" use an 85w charger?
- Asked by Shuntelle R from Baldwin
- 12 5, 12
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The article at
support dot apple dot com/kb/ht2346
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Power adapters for Intel-based Apple notebooks are available in 45W, 60W, and 85W varieties. Although you should always use the proper wattage adapter for your Apple notebook, you can use an adapter of a higher wattage without issue.
For instance If you have a MacBook (13-inch Late 2009) that normally uses a 60W adapter, you can also use an 85W adapter with that computer. You would not use a 45W adapter with that computer; it would not provide enough power for that MacBook.
- Answered by Robert T from Montreal
- 01 16, 13
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is there any difference between the mcbook air power adapter with input 100-240v 1a 50-60hz and the one that has 100-240v but 1.5 50-60hz?
I have to buy an adapter for my mcbook air (magsafe) in Argentina and they are all 1.5 50-60hz, but the original that came with my computer is 1a. Is that a problem? Thank you
Where can I get a Magsafe charger for my 17" Macbook Pro?
My magsafe has developed a faultw hich has made it unsafe to use. It is for one of the original 17" Mac Book Pros. I believe it is 85 watt but all I seem to be able to find is the 65 watt version.
- Asked by Timothy T
- 12 1, 10
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I bought my MacBook 13 inch in japan, ive been using a simple adapter to plug it in in england. which charger can i use? old adapter=60W
Can i use the 60 w power adopter in india with my New Mac book Pro 13 inches?
- Asked by Srinivas V from Huntington Beach
- 06 12, 11
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i bought my computer in colombia but im using it in europe, my charger is gone, does the country electricity has something to do about it?
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As far as I know you cannot buy the UK plug separately. It is included in the world travel adapter kit at £31.
- Answered by Neil F
- 09 23, 11
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how do I find out which 60W MagSafe charger do I need for my MacAir 13-inch, Mid 2011
My charger cable for MacAir mid 2011. Which cable do I purchased.
- Asked by David B from Madison
- 06 19, 14
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will the 85w Mag Safe Power Adapter for the Mac book Pro work in Berlin or do I need a power converter
I'm going to Berlin and Milan with my 15" Mac Book Pro. Will I need a converter or
just the plug in adapter to fit the plug.
- Asked by Cecil G from Beverly Hills
- 03 26, 12
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If you search for magsafe warranty on this site you'll find a hit that it comes with 12mths warranty
- Answered by Paul D from Surrey Hills
- 09 8, 13
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Can I use this with a 2007 15 inch MBP? misplaced the original cable and I notice this has a different end piece. Is it compatible?
- Asked by Diane P from Fairfax
- 09 12, 12
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Can I use my apple 85w mag safe power adapter in the USA , I bought my MacBook Pro in australia where I live . Iam travelling to NY
- Asked by Lucia N from Sydney
- 07 12, 11
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You will need an adapter to use US plugs. The US uses Type A (two flat parallel prongs) or Type B plugs (Type A with grounding pin) while Australia uses Type I (flat grounding pin and v-shape flat prongs). You should be able to buy these adapters anywhere.
- Answered by Jacob N from Denver
- 08 8, 11
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From Macworld Mag 2006:
If you hold the two power supplies side by side, you’ll notice that the MacBook Pro’s is larger. That’s because the MacBook Pro uses an 85-watt power supply, while the MacBook uses a 60-watt power supply. Apple says you can use the more powerful, 85-watt power supply with a MacBook without any problems, and that in 80 percent to 90 percent of situations, you can use the MacBook’s power supply with the more-demanding MacBook Pro as well. If you’re really taxing the MacBook Pro’s processor with some heavy-duty work, the MacBook’s adapter will still be able to power the MacBook Pro—but it may not have any power left over to charge its battery.
so, yes, contrary to what everyone else has said, you can.
- Answered by Wendy S from Montgomery Village
- 11 26, 09
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It will work ok, but it wont necessarily charge your battery.,
A Macbook Pro 15 & 17 need the extra power to run the LCD panel, so it the macbook is off, or you have an external monitor plugged in with the cover closed, it'll work fine, and charge the battery.
But - if you are using the LCD panel, one of 2 things will happen - either the mac will run, but not charge the battery, or, the battery will slowly drain, since 60W not quite enough for full running. When the battery runs out, it will suspend, even with the adapter plugged in (and the adapoter will also power off, and not work again until it's unplugged for 10 seconds when this happens).
I have the newest MBP17, with the top spec - and this is precisely what happens when i use my wife's mac Air's 60W power adapter...
- Answered by Robert E
- 05 10, 10
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