Can you use the MacBook AC extension cord with an iPod USB wall charger?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TWLreal, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. TWLreal macrumors 6502

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    I have a MacBook and a 30 GB iPod video. Obviously, the MacBook came with a wall charger but also an AC extension cord that plugs into a wall and then plugs back into the MacBook charger.

    Like so:

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    However, I also have a USB wall charger for the iPod video. The thing can plug directly into an electrical outlet which then connects to the iPod via the USB/Dock connector cable.

    That's fine and dandy. Now I want to know if I can remove the prong part of the iPod USB wall charger and connect it to the MacBook's AC extension cord to charge the iPod without damaging it.
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    yes i have done this myself. no worries. good to go. but i had an ibook and 10gig 3rd gen. same exetension cord
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can also use any old figure-of-8 cable you have. I often use mine with non-Apple extensions without issue.
     
  4. TWLreal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As someone said in the iPod forum:
    The iPod brick won't plug into the extension cord.

    I will charge it the normal way then. I just wanted to use the extension cord because well, it would extend the power cord so I don't have to leave the iPod brick plugged in an outlet. ;-)
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    The adaptor for my MacBook Pro is still an 8. I've never seen a B one...
     

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