1st mac - air 11.6 - chargers

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vix2000, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi as stated this is my 1st mac. I have 2 targus all singing all dancing chargers but they don't do mac tips. I know modded tips are available (macguiver?) but they're more than buying an original.

    I need possibly 2 extra chargers and have seen them advertised for around £15. Obviously not originals. Are these going to damage my lovely new air? Do you know of any alternatives? I see some chargers now have a usb port to charge your iphone simultaneously, is there one available for macbook air?

    Thanks.
     
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    Has anyone got any other recomendations for spare chargers other than the genuine apple ones?
     
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    BeyondtheTech

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    Thanks. Is that shipped to US? I'm in UK and shipping is expensive unfortunately.
     
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    BeyondtheTech

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    I take it back. Received mine yesterday, was very excited.

    Unfortunately, it won't charge my 11.6" Air. I get the plug icon in the battery, but it says, "Not charging."

    A quick glance at System Profiler shows the following:

    Code:
    Battery Information:
    
    Model Information:
    Serial Number:	[redacted]
    Manufacturer:	SMP
    Device Name:	bq20z451
    Pack Lot Code:	0000
    PCB Lot Code:	0000
    Firmware Version:	0301
    Hardware Revision:	000a
    Cell Revision:	0173
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh):	4078
    Fully Charged:	No
    Charging:	No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh):	4643
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count:	4
    Condition:	Normal
    Battery Installed:	Yes
    Amperage (mA):	-134
    Voltage (mV):	8132
    
    ...
    
    AC Charger Information:
    
    Connected:	Yes
    ID:	0x0000
    Wattage (W):	0
    Revision:	0x0000
    Family:	0x0000
    Serial Number:	0x00000000
    Charging:	No
    Needless to say, I was disappointed. I contacted the seller, who agreed to refund me via PayPal.

    Notice the AC Charger information... Who knew that there was actual communication instead of just sending power? I hope Apple isn't blacklisting bad family or serial number IDs, or we could be screwed with only buying Apple-certified adapters.
     

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