is the magsafe 'hotpluggable'?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fade-, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. fade-
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    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?
     
  2. Young Spade
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    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.
     
  3. Hellhammer
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    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
     
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    i was concerned if there's some kind of power surge or etc... sorry, im not an engineer.
     
  5. deeddawg
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    Reasonable question. Yes, it is hot pluggable and the order in which you do stuff with it doesnt matter.
     
  6. gentlefury
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    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!
     
  7. billy12
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    Why do you say that there is no phantom drain?

    What do you mean by that?
     
  8. MultiFinder17
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    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 :)
     

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