Which power adapter should I use for main charging?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WillJS, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. WillJS macrumors 65816

    WillJS

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    Should I use the thick cable one, with the three prongs.. or the on with just two?
     
  2. iBenzin macrumors member

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    Its a matter of preference. Do you want a long cord or none at all?
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    People have reported a variety of anomalies with the two prong adapter...from buzzing to possible minor electrical discharges from the computer giving a tingling sensation. The three-prong one seems to minimize these issues, and is probably best.

    That said, I always use the two-prong one with my PowerBook and haven't really noticed any problems.
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    Makes sense to use the three prong if your outlet supports it.
     
  5. Eric1285 macrumors 6502

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    I always use the three prong if I can. When I take my laptop to the library and such, I'll usually only bring the 2 prong adapter though. Your best bet is to use the 3 prong if possible.
     
  6. WillJS thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    no, the third pin is 'just' the ground, it helps against building of static electricity in your machine, the static gets discharged to the ground through the third pin instead of through your body :D
     

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