Question for 12" PowerBook (1.5 GHz) owners

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dcv, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. dcv
    macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Did your 12 inch PowerBook ship with a 45W power adapter or a 65W one? Do you have the latest (1.5GHz) model?

    I purchased a spare power adapter at the weekend... when I got it home I realised that my existing one was 45W and the new one is 65W. I called Apple to check if I'd bought the right thing and they said they only sell the 65W as a spare and that all "new" PowerBooks should come with 65W. Well my PB is the latest revision and apparently was only built in May 2005.

    I'm just curious to know if other people also have the 45W one, or was I originally supplied with an iBook adapter by mistake?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    I purchased my PB in June of last year. I just checked the power supply and it, too, is 45W. Maybe that helps, I don't know.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2005
    I have a 15" 1.67Ghz PB and it shipped with a 65W
  4. macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    They might be able to ship the 12" with a lesser power supply, but dont worry, the 65W won't blow up your new Powerbook.
  5. dcv
    thread starter macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Thanks for the replies.

    I just found the answer I needed on the Tech Specs page. Doh!! (why didn't i think of looking there before?)

    The 12 inch does indeed ship with a 45W adapter as standard.
  6. macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2005
    hm. i have a 15" and my gf has a 12". is it bad to switch the power supplies?
  7. dcv
    thread starter macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    Well now I know for sure that you can use the 65W one with ANY PowerBook.
    I'm not sure you should use the 45W one with the 15 inch PB though.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Wow, I'm glad someone brought this up. I had no idea the power adapters were different. I have a 12" PB and a 17" PB and I swap adapters all the time. I guess I won't be doing that anymore!
  9. macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    I have tried an iBook G3 power adapter (45W I think) with a 1.67GHz 15" Powerbook and have had no problems for the last 3 months or so.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    I am looking at the power adapter that shipped with my REV A, 15 in, 1.25 GHZ and it is a 45w. This model came out two years ago, so at one point it was safe to use the 45w adapter for the 15inchers.
  11. macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2005
    My guess is that it will just charge the battery slower than the 65W supplly would.

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