Questions & Answers for Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)
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I have the latest Mac Book Pro and I will be going to Italy, can I purchase a Power brick in Italy and use with my MacBook from the USA?
250 GB HDBest Answer:
Don't buy a new brick, go to Apple.com or your local Apple store and buy this:
MB974ZM/A - Apple World Travel Adapter Kit
The World Travel Adapter Kit includes the Apple USB Power Adapter, USB Cable and six interchangeable AC adapter plugs for use with iPod and iPhone. The adapter plugs can also be used with Apple MagSafe Power Adapters, Portable Power Adapters, and AirPort Express, so you can plug your power adapter into most electrical outlets around the world.
Can i use the Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter in Italy?
- Asked by Kim B from Plano
- 02 12, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Can i use the Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter in Italy?)
You can't. You need to get the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit.
- Answered by Stephen B from San Francisco
- 11 7, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can i use the Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter in Italy?)
It depends on your goal. To get the exact one, find a a 60w one on this site that looks exactly like the old one.
On the other hand, I think that all the MagSafe adapters are interchangeable at the tip end that connects to the machine you want to power. The older design, with more white plastic and less metal at the tip, was more prone to damage there. The metal tipped one is less problematic.
- Answered by William P from Seattle
- 04 26, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a 13" inch macbook and need to replace the power cord. This may sound silly but is there a specific 60w needed?)
Yes this will work. I called Apple and verified it. I then purchased the Magsafe 85W power adapter and it works well. However , Do NOT buy the Magesafe2 power adapter for the Macbook Pro 17" A1229 though. It has the wrong interface.
Hope it helps.
- Answered by Scott G from Oakdale
- 04 18, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a 17 inch macbook pro model A1229, will this charger work with it?)
Doubt there's a charging device available as the output on the Macbook Pro Charger is 16.5V DC, so a 12V power source wouldn't be sufficient for the Macbook. Hope that helps.
Does the 45W adapter act as a surge protector and protect against voltage spikes? Or do I need to plug it into a surge protector? Thanks.Best Answer:
All of the Apple power adapters have built-in surge protection, however, the internal protection circuitry is not meant to replace a third-party device.
- Answered by Carl W from Saint Augustine
- 06 14, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does the 45W adapter act as a surge protector and protect against voltage spikes? Or do I need to plug it into a surge protector? Thanks.)
Does it harm my macbook pro retina 13'' (2015) battery to keep it connected to the wall socket even after it is fully charged?
Should I disconnect the charger after the battery percentage reaches 100% or is it ok to use it after it reached 100%? Also, what is the minimum battery percentage before I start charging again? Is it bad to completely drain the battery sometimes (twice in a month)? I am sorry for the question for being so long, but I really want to optimise my mac battery. Thanks for the help in advance.
dimensions of 15 inch and 17 inch mag safe power adapter
- Asked by Mike B from Salt Lake City
- 02 5, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (dimensions of 15 inch and 17 inch mag safe power adapter)
The 85W ADP-85DB power supply (model A1290) I have is 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" x 1 1/8"
- Answered by Andrew S from Hudsonville
- 07 30, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (dimensions of 15 inch and 17 inch mag safe power adapter)
can you use the extension cord for a macbook, in the 85w macbook pro power supply? Are the extension cords the same?
- Asked by Nicholas L from Herndon
- 03 26, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (can you use the extension cord for a macbook, in the 85w macbook pro power supply? Are the extension cords the same?)
Yes, the extension cords are the same.
- Answered by Jake B from Logan
- 04 14, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can you use the extension cord for a macbook, in the 85w macbook pro power supply? Are the extension cords the same?)
is the L-shaped connector polarized for a macbook pro?
- Asked by Charles D from Lee's Summit
- 05 22, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (is the L-shaped connector polarized for a macbook pro?)
Not at all. You might need a plug that will fit in their sockets though!
The bulky white square will do all the converting for you...
- Answered by David B from Brampton,
- 12 16, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I need a voltage converter for my IPad when traveling to Australia from Usa)
Can I charge my iPad Air with the 85w adapter?
Hello good people at Apple,
I almost cannot believe I have to ask this question--and that the iPad has this issue.
Why do I ask?
Because I bought my first Apple product,
an iPad Air and all day I leave it plugged into the wall with the 12w power adapter (from Apple)
(and the charging lightning bolt is there--so it's charging--again, all day and night),
but while I use it during the day the battery drains and dies!!!
I'm not kidding!
It's PLUGGED IN!!!!
No other battery powered device I've ever used goes below 100% when IT'S PLUGGED IN--no matter how bright the screen is, or how many WiFi, Bluetooth, programs and videos it runs.
E.g. My MSI laptop is plugged in and is driving four monitors, surround sound speakers, two external hard drives, and loads of USB devices--and it NEVER goes below 100%.
BTW I tested using the USB connection on my laptop to charge the iPad directly through the pretty NASA white power cable--same issue.
Thank you for your help resolving this amazing issue.
- Asked by Chris E from Castle Rock
- 06 13, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I charge my iPad Air with the 85w adapter?)
No you can not. Not even the same type of connection. If you continue to see this type of behavior I'd suggest making a Genius Bar appointment to have the iPad checked out.
- Answered by Bryan T from Winston Salem
- 07 25, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I charge my iPad Air with the 85w adapter?)
does this come with a plug
does this adapter come with a uk 3 pin plug to plug into the wall
- Asked by Andrew L
- 05 13, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (does this come with a plug)
Yes it does. All devices sold on the UK Apple Store come with UK mains plugs.
- Answered by Nick S from City Of Westminster
- 07 19, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does this come with a plug)
Is the 60W MagSafe Power Adapter dual voltage?
I'm taking my 13inc MacBook to Australia. Do I need a voltage converter?
- Asked by Kimberly P from New York
- 10 8, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Is the 60W MagSafe Power Adapter dual voltage?)
You shouldn't need a voltage converter. Australia is 220 volts, 50 Hertz. Check your adapter. It should say "110-240 volts, 50-60 Hertz" You may need an adapter to match the outlets there. You can search for "electrical outlet Australia" to see what the proper shape is for the country. You can buy a set of adapters that will cover most countries in many consumer electronics stores, or large discount stores. Then you will be set wherever you travel.
Have a good trip.
- Answered by Barry O from Denville
- 10 8, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is the 60W MagSafe Power Adapter dual voltage?)
I have a new MacBook Pro 15" and I travel to China often. How do I get a plug for the Chinese socket? Not the whole power supply but the cord?Best Answer:
The Apple world travel kit doesn't work with all Chinese sockets. Some Chinese sockets will accept the US 2 prong plug (220V though). Other Chinese sockets will accept the Australian slanted 2 prong plug. Both of these are in the Apple world travel kit.
The trouble is that in many areas, the Chinese socket require a 3 prong plug that resembles the Australian slated 2 prong plug with an added 3rd prong for a ground. This type of socket works like the British or Hong Kong 3 prong sockets. The male ground plug must be slightly longer than the other two prongs. This longer ground prong is necessary to trip the protector that lets the other 2 male prongs enter the socket.
The Apple world travel kit doesn't provide an adapter for this type of socket. If that is the socket you need, you're better off using your US plug and buying an adapter in China.
- Answered by Robert R from Fayetteville
- 06 8, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a new MacBook Pro 15" and I travel to China often. How do I get a plug for the Chinese socket? Not the whole power supply but the cord?)
Are Apple power power adaptors compatible with 220V
the one shown as well as the little one
- Asked by Barbara P from Paradise Valley
- 07 23, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Are Apple power power adaptors compatible with 220V)
Yes, my charger (a 60W) has an input range of: 100-240V and 50-60Hz. I see no reason why Apple would not make their 85W charger the exact same.
- Answered by Bradley C from Atlanta
- 07 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Are Apple power power adaptors compatible with 220V)
AC power cord - is that also included when I purchase an Adapter? If not, how can I also acquire the AC cord?
When I purchase an Apple MagSafe Power Adapter, do I also by the thick AC power extension cord (>1m) that one uses to connect the adapter to the actual power outlet in the wall? (i.e. similar to the one I got when purchasing my Macbook originally?) This is left ingeniously unclear in the product description of the MagSafe Adapter and the accompanying pictures, which is not helped with the absence of such a separate AC power cord in the Macbook product accessory categories.
In addition, is the configuration of the prongs in the plug of the AC cord that which is used in the country where the Adapter/Cord are purchased. That is, when purchasing the adapter via AppleStore/Canada I would expect to get a North-American version? It would be best would be if one could specify this technical aspect, too, instead of having to guess.Best Answer:
Yes sir, it does come with the AC extension cable. There is reference to it buried in the description quoted below:
"When the connection is secure….An AC cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives users an even easier and more compact way to travel."
- Answered by Matt S from Toronto
- 05 5, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (AC power cord - is that also included when I purchase an Adapter? If not, how can I also acquire the AC cord?)
Yes, all MacBook and MacBook Pro models from 2006 onwards are compatible with the updated charger design.
Yes, you can. I bought my MacBook Pro in Canada, and travel to South Africa every year, where power is 220V at 50 Hz. The Apple power supply works fine there.
You can in fact use all modern Apple power supplies (for iPhone and iPad) anywhere in the world where power is 100 to 240 V, 50 or 60 Hz.
- Answered by Martin C from Calgary
- 02 26, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can my Mac Book Pro charger be used in Africa with just an adapter plug (240)?)