Can the white polycarbonate macbook 13" use an 85w charger?

  • Asked by Shuntelle R from Baldwin
  • 12 5, 12
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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    The article at

    support dot apple dot com/kb/ht2346
    (substitute punctuation for the word dot and remove spaces)

    says

    --beginquote--

    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.

    --endquote--

    • Answered by Robert T from Montreal
    • 01 16, 13
  • 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
    • 12 10, 12