View Full Version : is the magsafe 'hotpluggable'?
Oct 3, 2011, 09:36 AM
Plain and simple question, is the magsafe 'hotpluggable'? i.e. if i turn on the wall socket before plugging it to my macbook/ or if i unplug the magsafe from my macbook without first turning off the wall socket, will that spoil my mac?
Oct 3, 2011, 09:38 AM
It's just a plug. Nothing more, nothing less. A plug with a magnet. Just do whatever with it, it won't break or hurt your computer.
Yes to your question.
Oct 3, 2011, 09:40 AM
Either it provides power or it doesn't. When it doesn't, the computer uses battery as the power source. So yes, it is hotpluggable
Oct 3, 2011, 09:48 AM
i was concerned if there's some kind of power surge or etc... sorry, im not an engineer.
Oct 3, 2011, 09:55 AM
Reasonable question. Yes, it is hot pluggable and the order in which you do stuff with it doesnt matter.
Oct 3, 2011, 12:02 PM
It is a pretty smart plug, it will also switch to 100% plug power with no phantom drain if you leave it plugged in...so you won't trash your battery by plugging it in like most laptops out there!
Oct 3, 2011, 01:01 PM
It is a pretty smart plug, it will also switch to 100% plug power with no phantom drain if you leave it plugged in...
Why do you say that there is no phantom drain?
so you won't trash your battery by plugging it in like most laptops out there!
What do you mean by that?
Oct 3, 2011, 03:42 PM
The power adapter is pretty cool with whatever you do to it - just don't stick it in one of those industrial plugs that put out like 1000V and you'll be fine :)