Can the white polycarbonate macbook 13" use an 85w charger?
- Asked by Shuntelle R from Baldwin
- Asked about: QA Apple MagSafe Power Adapter
2 Answers from the Community
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
Yes for temporary use is fine. However, you should never substitute it for the Apple 65W power adapter for an extended period of time since it was not designed for a smaller battery.
Hope this helps.
- Answered by Matthew S from Prince George