Power adapter connected but not plugged in

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chosenwolf, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I've always wondered about this...

    Is it unsafe to have the power adapter (apple chargers, motorola chargers, etc.) plugged into the outlet but not connected to the device? Are there any drawbacks? Is the adapter still drawing power even though it's not connected to anything.

    I want to permanently leave my charger plugged into the outlet and be able to hook up to my MBP with ease when I get home....
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    Yes its always drawing in power, but its fine. You can leave it plugged in with zero consequences. :)
  3. ocenterwall macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2009
    Power adapter plugged in but not connected

    If the plugged in power adapter is drawing power, even when it isn't connected to the laptop, does it save much money to unplug it from the wall when not in use?

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