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dcv
Sep 29, 2005, 05:25 AM
Did your 12 inch PowerBook ship with a 45W power adapter or a 65W one? Do you have the latest (1.5GHz) model?


I purchased a spare power adapter at the weekend... when I got it home I realised that my existing one was 45W and the new one is 65W. I called Apple to check if I'd bought the right thing and they said they only sell the 65W as a spare and that all "new" PowerBooks should come with 65W. Well my PB is the latest revision and apparently was only built in May 2005.


I'm just curious to know if other people also have the 45W one, or was I originally supplied with an iBook adapter by mistake?

TDM21
Sep 29, 2005, 06:43 AM
I purchased my PB in June of last year. I just checked the power supply and it, too, is 45W. Maybe that helps, I don't know.

ericssonboi
Sep 29, 2005, 07:30 AM
I have a 15" 1.67Ghz PB and it shipped with a 65W

crazzyeddie
Sep 29, 2005, 09:15 AM
They might be able to ship the 12" with a lesser power supply, but dont worry, the 65W won't blow up your new Powerbook.

dcv
Sep 29, 2005, 10:19 AM
Thanks for the replies.

I just found the answer I needed on the Tech Specs page. Doh!! (why didn't i think of looking there before?)

The 12 inch does indeed ship with a 45W adapter as standard.

tekmoe
Sep 29, 2005, 10:29 AM
hm. i have a 15" and my gf has a 12". is it bad to switch the power supplies?

dcv
Sep 29, 2005, 10:34 AM
hm. i have a 15" and my gf has a 12". is it bad to switch the power supplies?

Well now I know for sure that you can use the 65W one with ANY PowerBook.
I'm not sure you should use the 45W one with the 15 inch PB though.

Stampyhead
Sep 29, 2005, 10:54 AM
Wow, I'm glad someone brought this up. I had no idea the power adapters were different. I have a 12" PB and a 17" PB and I swap adapters all the time. I guess I won't be doing that anymore!

ChrisFromCanada
Sep 29, 2005, 11:20 AM
Well now I know for sure that you can use the 65W one with ANY PowerBook.
I'm not sure you should use the 45W one with the 15 inch PB though.

I have tried an iBook G3 power adapter (45W I think) with a 1.67GHz 15" Powerbook and have had no problems for the last 3 months or so.

dswoodley
Sep 29, 2005, 11:27 AM
I am looking at the power adapter that shipped with my REV A, 15 in, 1.25 GHZ and it is a 45w. This model came out two years ago, so at one point it was safe to use the 45w adapter for the 15inchers.

playaproved
Sep 29, 2005, 11:28 AM
I have tried an iBook G3 power adapter (45W I think) with a 1.67GHz 15" Powerbook and have had no problems for the last 3 months or so.

My guess is that it will just charge the battery slower than the 65W supplly would.