powerbook ac adapter gets really hot!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by orijinal, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. orijinal macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2005
    is it normal for this adapter to get REALLY hot? i know power adapters get hot but this is... crazy. i'm afraid that if i leave it on my desk it will start to burn a hole through... or something horrible like that.

  2. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2004
    Bay Area
    I can't touch my iBook power adapter for more than 3 seconds without letting it go in fear of burns.

    I make nothing of it though.
  3. Stinkythe1 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2005
    Seems like when the adapter is charging it gets super hot. But the rest of the time it's just warm.
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I wouldn't worry about it too much, I don't have a Apple Notebook :( but my old laptop computer's adaptor got very hot, but if you are having doubts, call up Apple, they should know. (or if you have an Apple Store nearby, just go in and feel the adaptors they have for thier notebooks).
  5. Jay42 macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    Yeah, I am a new powerbook owner, and I was pretty surprised by how hot it gets. Then again, I was also surprised by how small it is. I guess you can't have everything. I agree that its hotter when charging rather than just normal power when charged.
  6. orijinal thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2005
    i can make some nice steaks on there.

    yeah it's warm when fully charged.
  7. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    I just spent $80 bucks for a new one.
    The new one does not run as hot.
    Charging is deftly a time when it gets much warmer, actually hot.
    I wonder if the adapter works cooler with 220.
    Anybody from the UK think that their adapter runs too hot.
    Both the battries and the adpters get less efficient with time.
  8. ajampam macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2005
    I have joked a bunch of times about frying some eggs on it....boy the DO get HOT!!!! :eek:

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