Questions & Answers for Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)
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need charger for macbook 10.4.11 version about 4 years old. what one do i get?
- Asked by Robyn J from North Haven
- Sep 29, 2010
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The version number you have given is for the Operating System, which is software, not hardware. Chargers are dependent on hardware requirements.
However, assuming that you have a White MacBook 13-inch, the 60W Charger will work fine, as the MacBook was one of the first to adopt the MagSafe power connector.
- Answered by Pawel S
- Oct 11, 2010
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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
- Oct 7, 2009
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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
- Oct 8, 2009
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The Apple 85W is capable of both 16.5V and 18.5V output (adjusts automatically to demand). So it can replace the 60W 16.5V.
- Answered by B H from Auckland
- Apr 28, 2010
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Will this adapter work with a MacBookPro5,3 from the U.S.? The adapter I have currently have looks very similar but is white, and the light's on top
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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
- Jun 12, 2014
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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
- Jul 24, 2014
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I would like to buy an Apple 45W portable power adapter for my Mac iBook G4. Is this possible? If not, can my power adapter be repaired?
The part that plugs into the wall falls out.
- Asked by Pamela S from Oliver
- Nov 23, 2009
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can i use Magsafe 60W charger for a 15" 2010 macbook pro?
- Asked by Alpesh P from Flushing
- Nov 18, 2011
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60W charger for black Macbook
My charger just died but the new 60W is not compatible with my Macbook black, what kind of charger can I buy?
- Asked by Diana M
- Aug 3, 2010
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The new ones will work just fine as long as your macbook has a rectangular magnetic head (as opposed the round ones that the ibook and powerbook used).
The new power adapters have a smaller metal head (as opposed to plastic) and are designed so that the cable extends backward from the laptop as opposed to off to the side but those are just design improvements. They fit the same port and plug into the computer exactly the same as the plastic rectangular ones.
- Answered by Kieran K from Burnsville
- Aug 28, 2011
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The model of this charger is A1374? Thanks
- Asked by Patricia M
- Feb 26, 2013
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replace cable only charger
I have a loose connection on my Macbook charger that require wiggling to set it working. Can i buy the magnetic cable without the adapter unit?
- Asked by Sharyn A
- Sep 18, 2013
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For a 13-inch Macbook I recommend a 60W Magsafe adaptor.
- Answered by Richie L
- Oct 15, 2009
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No. It will not work with some older models. The newer metal grey MagSafe connector which has the cable in line with the body of the connector is slightly smaller than the older white plastic MagSafe connector where the cable sticks out at 90 degrees. Make sure you buy the same type as the original adaptor that came with your Mac. Use part number MA938B for the old-style adaptor.
- Answered by Nick S from City Of Westminster
- Jul 19, 2010
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I am going to the Philippines and I'm using this charger for my Macbook Pro. Can I just plug it in there directly? They use 220V and 60Hz there.
- Asked by Delbbie D from San Diego
- Mar 24, 2010
- Flag as inappropriate (I am going to the Philippines and I'm using this charger for my Macbook Pro. Can I just plug it in there directly? They use 220V and 60Hz there.)
Yes. All of Apple's new power adapters are designed to be World Travel friendly. Just like many other power adapters for cellular phones, etc.
Apple's power adapters will support voltages from 100-240V and 50-60Hz.
The only additional thing you will need is the International Adapter kit, so you can plug in your power supply to the given wall plug.
- Answered by Scott H from Burbank
- Apr 9, 2010
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I am going to the Philippines and I'm using this charger for my Macbook Pro. Can I just plug it in there directly? They use 220V and 60Hz there.)
As far as I know you cannot buy the UK plug separately. It is included in the world travel adapter kit at £31.
- Answered by Neil F
- Sep 23, 2011
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does macbook pro charger have power cut off when it is full
- Asked by Kenneth M from Melbourne
- Jul 17, 2012
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The charger doesn't handle this function. All charging control is done by the SMC in the computer. The SMC can disconnect input from the power adapter, however I cannot speak for what conditions it actually does this.
I'm not aware that you can "overcharge" the battery, but it is important to drain the battery from time to time and not leave it plugged in for months on end.
- Answered by Kevin H from Durham
- Sep 19, 2012
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Does this product have a warranty?
- Asked by Jaime C from Moreno Valley
- Oct 18, 2009
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LIMITED WARRANTY – APPLE ACCESSORY: "Your APPLE hardware product is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ONE (1) YEAR from the date of original retail purchase."
After buying several power power adapters for my MacBook Pro over the last three years, an Apple Store employee told us about the one year warranty and exchanged our defective MagSafe 85 Watts free of charge--just need receipt and product box. I wish I had known that before!
- Answered by Richard L from Burlington
- May 6, 2011
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Electrically: Apple's MagSafe adapters are labelled for AC input of "100-240V 50/60 Hz". They should work worldwide. (Mine does).
Physically: Most of Italy uses European-style two-round-pin AC sockets. There are local variations - some sockets have earth/ground connectors also, though the Magsafe adapter does not need this. You can get many converters to convert from US flat-blade mains plugs to Euro-style sockets. Best is to use the correct Euro-plug to fit directly on the MagSafe in place of (say) the US flat-blade AC plug. Second-best is to use a lead from Magsafe's own Figure-8 AC connector to the wall socket. This prevents the weight of the Magsafe dragging itself out of the wall outlet.
Air Transport: You should carry your adapters with you so that you can power-up your laptop for security at any airport you pass through.
- Answered by Gerald W
- Jul 8, 2011
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i have ibook G4 14inch laptop, the charger has just broke, laptop doesn't hold charge alone anymore, which charger is best to buy now? thanksBest Answer:
You would need to get the Extra Portable Power Adapter - 65W (for iBook & PowerBook) from Apple.com
- Answered by Stephen B from San Francisco
- Nov 6, 2010
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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
- May 4, 2011
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I have a macbook pro 17' purchased 3 years ago. I have just discovered that I was sold it with a 60watt magsafe adapter will this damage laptop.Best Answer:
No. If you run some demanding software, it might not charge the laptop while you're using it heavily, but otherwise, it works fine with 60W adapters.
- Answered by Ed C from Palo Alto
- Jul 27, 2010
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