Which power adapter do you use?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by M@lew, Mar 15, 2007.

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Which Power Adapter do you use?

  1. I use the extended one. The normal one is just too short.

    34 vote(s)
    64.2%
  2. I use the standard one. I have no use for an extra long cord.

    19 vote(s)
    35.8%
  1. M@lew macrumors 68000

    M@lew

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    #1
    I'm curious as to which Power Adapter (Normal or Extended) people use for their laptop's. When I first bought my Macbook, I thought the shorter version was pretty neat and compact, but I've found out that it simply doesn't have a very good reach for most power plugs, so I'm stuck with the extended version. Which one do you use?
     
  2. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Depends where I am because of the reach. I use the compact one where I can, but I'm not really too fussed either way.
     
  3. e12a macrumors 68000

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    If i dont want to carry the extra bulk and i know i have easy access to a plug (like going to class/lecture) i'll leave the extension behind. I leave the extension plugged in at my dorm so i can easily and quickly switch once i get back to my desk.
     
  4. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    #4
    You should expand the poll to a third option with both...
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    #5
    I use the short one. If I'm in a place where the short one can't reach, then I use the battery :cool:

    Edit: I forgot to say WHY I don't use the long one. My computer's a US import and I don't have enough adapters.
     
  6. M@lew thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Er...how do I do that?
     
  7. j26 macrumors 65832

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    I use the short one on the go as it's takes up less space in a bag, and have the long one set up beside my desk setup so I can hook up faster at home (I also have a spare long one in work for sneaky daytime charging), so another vote for both.
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the short one hardly reaches anywhere for me. even in my own room, i need the extension.
     
  9. bleachthru macrumors member

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    I use my old school PISMO adapter, (not the yoyo) the slim black brick. I would love to vote, but as there is no option, I will continue to sit here and reminisce about the end of the 20th century...:D
     
  10. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    I keep the extension plugged in at home and take the shorter one around with me
     
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  14. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    I tend to use the short one (well I'm using it right now) unless I absolutely can't in which case I will use the battery unless I'm going to use it for too long and then as a last resort I'll use the long one.

    Of course, most (all?) PC notebooks don't have a "short" adapter at all. I love having the option of using it when I can.

    If the cord of the "short" adapter were a few feet longer, I would really be happy!
     
  15. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much the extension all the time. I'm prepared for an outlet 12" or 12' away either way. Not to mention for the time being I dont have the short adapter attachment, as I have a new Power Adapter on the way.
     
  16. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I use the extended one since I don't really need to use the short once because it just gets left plugged into the surge protector 24/7.
     
  17. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I use the extended one, I didn't even know it came with a short one. :D
     
  18. heySparky macrumors regular

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    When I use my Macbook, I use just the power adaptor, no extension.

    When the rest of the family use the iBook, they use the longer cord on their Third power adaptor.

    The mag connect thing on the Macbook is worth the price of the book itself.
     
  19. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, i need the longer one at home, but i use the shorter at work.
     
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  21. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    Am I the only one who finds the extension incredibly cumbersome because it's difficult to coil up what you don't need?

    This is what I love about the short cord - the fact that you can wrap it around the little brackets on the adapter itself, so there is no extra wire hanging around.
     
  22. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    When out and about at the coffee shop, the short one take up more space when plugged in than the long cord, so I usually go long, just to be polite and not hog two power slots when I only need one.
     
  23. Boognoss macrumors newbie

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    I use the long cord 99% of the time.

    1 powerpack stay in my laptop bag for when I'm working
    1 at the office desk
    1 at my desk at home

    (I hate switching things around when I move my MBP around)
     
  24. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    i have my long cord plugged to my powerbar under my desk at home. I keep it "sticking out" aka not behind my desk with the other cables, but loose on the floor, so I can pick up my MBP and move it around. When I need the power adapter elsewhere (downstairs, games at school, etc) I unplug the adapter and hook on the small plug end onto it.
     
  25. vader26 macrumors regular

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    I always use the extended one unless i am traveling (the extra cord is a pain to pack with me).
     

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