what is the use for the 2 little wings you can flip open on charger ?

on mains charger there are 2 little wings that flip open is there a use for them ?

  • Asked by Hannah C
  • Aug 12, 2012
Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)

Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)

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5 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    It's to coil the cable around whilst storing/travelling, along with the little clp on. The cable to secure the coil

    • Answered by Matt P
    • Aug 12, 2012
  • They're made to wind up the cable around them

    • Answered by Mina E from Downtown
    • Jul 16, 2014
  • It is, as well as an aid to wrap the cable around a very helpful thing to grip when trying to remove the charger from an extension cable.

    • Answered by Michael M
    • Mar 19, 2014
  • I do not bend the cable so much. You do not need to use it for anything. But if the wall socket is tight, and your fingers are actually slippery, you can use it to pull out the adapter a bit more easily.

    • Answered by János W
    • Sep 16, 2012
  • I would not use it to wind up the cable as other people are suggesting, mainly because this would lead to the breakup of the wires near the adaptor. Cables need to be wound up loosely and definitely far from the edge bits. The flip up wings are to help you unplug the socket safely instead of rocking it right and left to unplug it. As you have probably noticed, Apple chargers are a tight fit in sockets, at least they are in the UK.

    • Answered by Maria M
    • Nov 7, 2014