1st mac - air 11.6 - chargers

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vix2000, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. vix2000 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    Hi as stated this is my 1st mac. I have 2 targus all singing all dancing chargers but they don't do mac tips. I know modded tips are available (macguiver?) but they're more than buying an original.

    I need possibly 2 extra chargers and have seen them advertised for around £15. Obviously not originals. Are these going to damage my lovely new air? Do you know of any alternatives? I see some chargers now have a usb port to charge your iphone simultaneously, is there one available for macbook air?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. vix2000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    Has anyone got any other recomendations for spare chargers other than the genuine apple ones?
  4. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007

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  5. vix2000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    Thanks. Is that shipped to US? I'm in UK and shipping is expensive unfortunately.
  6. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    I take it back. Received mine yesterday, was very excited.

    Unfortunately, it won't charge my 11.6" Air. I get the plug icon in the battery, but it says, "Not charging."

    A quick glance at System Profiler shows the following:

    Battery Information:
    Model Information:
    Serial Number:	[redacted]
    Manufacturer:	SMP
    Device Name:	bq20z451
    Pack Lot Code:	0000
    PCB Lot Code:	0000
    Firmware Version:	0301
    Hardware Revision:	000a
    Cell Revision:	0173
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh):	4078
    Fully Charged:	No
    Charging:	No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh):	4643
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count:	4
    Condition:	Normal
    Battery Installed:	Yes
    Amperage (mA):	-134
    Voltage (mV):	8132
    AC Charger Information:
    Connected:	Yes
    ID:	0x0000
    Wattage (W):	0
    Revision:	0x0000
    Family:	0x0000
    Serial Number:	0x00000000
    Charging:	No
    Needless to say, I was disappointed. I contacted the seller, who agreed to refund me via PayPal.

    Notice the AC Charger information... Who knew that there was actual communication instead of just sending power? I hope Apple isn't blacklisting bad family or serial number IDs, or we could be screwed with only buying Apple-certified adapters.

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