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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Radioman, Nov 30, 2006.
Will this run it ok in an emergency? I assume it won't damage either device, right?
If you're talking about the adaptor, then yeah, it should be fine in an emergency but try not to do it too often. It won't give the machine enough power to both charge and be used, so if you're doing something intensive then it'll start sapping the battery as well as taking juice from the wall. Of course, if your machine blows up then blame Canada.
Obscure South Park reference. My apologies.
thanks, now I have the song going through my head.
Sorry for the off topic...
Yes I was, PSU is a mainly European term (power supply unit) Thanks for the info anyway
I blame Canada for most things anyway
I keep my MB's power supply in my bag. I don't need the extra weight.
It will work fine on the MBP, but it's not going to charge while powered on. Also it will get hotter than normal, as it will be running at full output.
MJ... THANKS! <freaking "Blame Canada! Blame Canada!" in my head too!>
Why does everyone keep saying this? It's simply not true, or I am the only person who can use and charge (at the same time) my MBP with a MB power supply.
I suppose it depends on the model then. Using my MBP with the MB power supply, the current charge never goes up. Maybe a difference in drain?
In most cases, you're right. The MacBook adaptor will charge the MacBook Pro, even when the MacBook Pro is being used. However, if you're doing something power intensive on the MacBook Pro, the computer will take the power it can from the adaptor as well as some from the battery, meaning the battery capacity will decrease. This is only if you're doing something that needs a lot of power though.
Ditto your comments - ALL of my Mac laptops can be used heavily while charging up the battery.