Questions & Answers for Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)
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474 Questions from the Community
what is the purpose of the wings placed on the corners of the charger?
This charger is very heavy - I am trying to find a solution for keeping the charger connected to the power strip on top of my desk. Because of its weight, the charger keeps disconnecting itself from the power supply.
In trying to find a solution, I discovered these "wings" on the charger; what is it purpose?
- Asked by Ricardo V from Scottsdale
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can I use a 85W on my macbook 13"?
My 60W charger died, but I was given a 85w charger. Can I use this, or should I buy the 60w?
- Asked by Andy G from Newfane
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Yes, the computer knows how much power to draw, and using an 85W adapter on your 13inch MBPro will be perfectly safe.
- Answered by Ryan J from Orlando
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power adaptor voltage output for MacBook A1181
My grandson is still using a MacBook 13" . the power adaptor is no longer working . I have the correct L mag safe end and want to determine the correct power adaptor voltage output at 3.5 amp so I can remove the battery from laptop and build an adaptor for him so he can continue using the laptop.
- Asked by Brian B from Edmonton
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Will this work for a mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Pro (A1278 intel core i7 with 8 gig memory) that requires MagSafe 1 85 watt?
I have searched everywhere and am told that my MacBook 13" as described in the question needs a MagSafe made in 2012. Is this true or can the adapter for the 15 and 17 inch work as well? I feel the website is not user friendly for shopping and there is no way to find what I am looking for or get an answer to my questions.
- Asked by Paulette P from Amherst
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does 60W MagSafe Power Adapter come with a guarantee?
- Asked by Frances M from Penzance
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Will it hurt my macbook pro if i leave the power supply plugged in to the wall socket and in to my 2011 Macbook Pro at all times (mostly)?
My Macbook Pro stays on my desk for the most part. Will it hurt to leave it plugged in all the time, or should the battery be cycled on a regular basis?
- Asked by Brook F from New Orleans
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It's recommend for 2014 MacBook Pro to keep on charge whenever you can, there is no need for drain the battery 0% to charge full,
Charge your Apple lithium-ion battery whenever you want. There’s no need to let it discharge 100% before recharging. Apple lithium-ion batteries work in charge cycles. You complete one charge cycle when you’ve used (discharged) an amount that equals 100% of your battery’s capacity — but not necessarily all from one charge. For instance, you might use 75% of your battery’s capacity one day, then recharge it fully overnight. If you use 25% the next day, you will have discharged a total of 100%, and the two days will add up to one charge cycle. It could take several days to complete a cycle. The capacity of any type of battery will diminish after a certain amount of recharging. With lithium-ion batteries, the capacity diminishes slightly with each complete charge cycle. Apple lithium-ion batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of their original capacity for a high number of charge cycles, which varies depending on the product.
- Answered by Sivachandran B from Goosebay
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I have a macbook pro 13-inch mid 2012. Should I get a 60w or a 85w charger?
- Asked by Kathleen C from White Plains
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60W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector
- Answered by Daryl S from Winnipeg
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So 85 watt charger will not harm the Mac Book Air? I would not want to have to toss them out now that I have moved from Pro to Air models.
- Asked by Charles H from Alexandria
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Yes you can. It works, fine for mine. Since I have both Mac books. I am only using the 85w. You can use a higher watt to charge a lower watt item. Just you cannot use a lower watt for a higher item. Go read a few and they all agreed.
- Answered by Roxane Z from Las Vegas
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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,
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Why is there a difference in the color indicator on my 85w charger? Sometimes it's green and sometimes it's orange/yellow?
- Asked by Lois P from San Francisco
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Green = Battery full
Orange/Yellow = Battery charging
Yes it will work because the model A1278 is a MacBook Pro 13-inch, and the 60W is the charger that comes in the box
- Answered by Mirna E from Sharjah
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macbook europe power adapter
I'm going to spain with my macbook pro. Do I need a power adapter to step down from 220 to 110, or does the regular charger on my power cord handle that for me?
- Asked by Bill B from Oak Park
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The white box is a built in power converter so you should be fine with plugging it in as long as you have the adapter that changes plug types. You can check to see if other things are converters if it has something like Input: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60Hz. This shows that an electric current of 100-240 Volts can power the converter without problem, which Spain's electricity falls in. If you cannot find this on a product (though most electronics made in about the last 5-10 years automatically convert) or if you feel you would rather side with caution you can but a converter, but only leave it plugged it when you need the power because converters burn out quickly from overheating if you leave them plugged in too long.
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What do I need to use my Macbook Air laptop in Europe?
Low tech woman seeks simple answers and solutions for bringing my Mac Air laptop on a plane to Germany and being able to travel to nearby countries and have the power cord and voltage be compatible. I saw something online for an airplane power mag cord which can be used. I saw the World Travel Kit for Apple online, but I'm not sure if this is overkill. What's the minimum requirements I will need?
- Asked by Andrea R from Santa Cruz
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The Apple power supplies are dual voltage (and dual frequency), so all you need is a European plug adaptor.
- Answered by Drew W from Brooklyn
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Mac Book Air 13 inch Power adapter
If I buy a 13 inch mac air, what is the recommended power adapter.? There is a 45 watt, 60 watt and 85 watt.
- Asked by John T from Sisters
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It is recommended that you use a 45-watt MagSafe charger for a 13-inch MacBook Air, as that is what comes with it in the box.
- Answered by Jim S from Shelton
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Is it possible to use the 29W USB-C power adapter to charge an iPhone 7 faster?
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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.Best Answer:
I'm surprised that no one ever answered your question, and i only started coming to Apple Community recently, sorry for the late notice and late reply, and hope this is still helpful to you :)
Here are the answers to your questions:
- Try not to deplete the battery as this actually harms the battery lifespan.
- charge your MacBook Pro when it has about 5-10% battery remaining, MacBook and MacBook Pro has a power management system integrated since Mac OS 10.11 El Captain, if your battery is below 10%, Mac will automatically reduce hardware performance to preserve remaining battery charge and you will start experience lag, functioning delay, longer loading / processing time. it doesn't hurt the battery itself, but the lag could drive you mad.
- Keep your Mac on the charge all the time while you use it would damage the battery? Theoretically NO.
The general technology has developed so much so as the battery technology.
Theoretically what Today's laptop would and should do is to deactivate the charging when it calibrated the charge in the battery. which means there is no more electric charge goes into the battery anymore.
From personal experience, i'm doing that all the time, i only take it off the charger when i actually take my MacBook outdoor. And my battery does exactly the same performance and duration as the first day i got it (owned my MacBook Pro for 1 and half year now)
And i never power off my MacBook Pro since Apple has done so well with Mac's power management system (way better than Windows and by miles)
But, if you aren't using the MacBook, and put it into sleep mode or shut down. then disconnect the charger. What i said above only applies to MacBook being 100% charged when you are using your MacBook or it's powered on all the time.
To be honest, the excuse of Overcharge laptop by leaving the charger connected is simply not acceptable. because this is a basic precaution that portable electronic manufacturers should have been dealt with long time ago
You will not need to use a converter, your MagSafe Power Adapter that came with your laptop will automatically regulate the 230-240 volt power that is common in the UK and throughout Europe. You will however need an adapter that will allow you to plug in your US three prong grounded plug into the standard UK 2 prong outlet. Always remember to plug the Apple MagSafe Power Adapter into the UK outlet prior to connecting it to your computer. It’s just a "good practice" safe guard against any power spikes before connecting it to your computer. I have lived in Europe, the Middle East and Asia for fir the last 5 years and have never had an issue when using the standard macbook pro power cord with the appropriate plug adapter for that region.
- Answered by Jess G from Houston
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