Questions & Answers for Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook Air
6 Questions from the Community
Will Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter work with 50 Hz charging, in Europe, with a travel power (voltage) converter)?
Electrical outlets in Europe are 220-240V and generally 50 Hz. I have a "travel converter" that can plug into that and have as output 110-120V. But, it will not adjust the European frequency from 50 Hz to what is used in the U.S., 60 Hz. I wish to charge up my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2011 vintage) using the supplied (original) U.S. power adapter (Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter), which will then be plugged into the travel converter, which would be supplying 110-120V at 50Hz. Is this okay, or will there be any problem?
- Asked by Gretchen H from Oakland
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Just use a 'tourists plug adaptor' and it will work fine. I lived in the US ten years ago and plugged my UK purchased Toshiba laptop into the mains using an ordinary travel adaptor that you get in an airport etc and it worked fine. I bought a Macbook Pro when I was out there - which is what I am typing on now and it plugs into the mains in the UK without any problems.
You don't know need a 'convertor' - just an 'adaptor' If you look on the 'white box' in the middle of the power cable, it actually says 100-240V and 50/60Hz. The supplied power cable does the necessary work for you.
So - I am using a US purchased MBP with the original US power adaptor and all I have is a £4.99 travel plug adaptor and it works just fine.
The MacBook Air comes with a 45W MagSafe power adapter and the 13-Inch MacBook from 2006-2009 and the 13-Inch MacBook Pro use the 60W power adapter. If the 2012 MacBook Pro is the model without the Retina display (With the CD/DVD drive) then the 60W would work on both. If you were to use a 45W MagSafe power adapter on the MacBook Pro, then it can cause problems with the battery and main logic board which are hard and not cheap to fix. The 60W MagSafe power adapter should work fine on the MacBook Air as well as the MacBook Pro.
- Answered by Eli C from Chevy Chase
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What’s the length of the warranty?
- Asked by Mary P from Brookfield
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Short answer: No.
I have not seen any converter which can convert from the MagSafe 'magnetic head' to USB type-C head, therefore it can't be used with the newer Macbooks with USB C ports only.
- Answered by Ahmad Zuhairi I from Subang Jaya
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Does Apple still sell the A1184 power adaptor for Mac Book Pro 13 inch mid 2009?
Adaptor A1184 still available?
- Asked by Jennifer D from Charlottesville
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