Keeping a Charging Cable Plugged In?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by OchBerry, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    My mac mini arrives next week and I was thinking about picking up an extra lightning cable to keep plugged into one of the USB ports so I do not have to reach behind it every time I want to sync my devices.

    Can this be an issue or is the port and cable inactive until the lightning connector is plugged into something.?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    There's no problem with doing that. Nothing happens until you plug both ends in.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent, I was worried about putting strain on the mini by drawing unnecessary power at all times with it plugged in.
     
  4. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The cable itself doesn't draw power. Only devices you plug it into draw power.
     

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