85w power adapter safe for Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bigjnyc, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    here is my situation: Me and my girlfriend just purchased a townhouse, the office is upstairs so i bought a Macbook pro which i can use downstairs while watching tv or in the bedroom.... I bought my girlfriend a macbook for the same purpose.. I plan on buying a dell ultrasharp 24" monitor and keep it in the office that way either one of us can go and plug our laptops in and use it at the desk. I want to keep a power supply up there for both of us to use, can i buy a spare 85w power supply and will it be safe for her macbook? since it comes with a 60W

    I know i can just buy a display from apple with the power supply and i'd love to but with all my expenses right now i cant justify paying an extra $500 Apple premium.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Yes. The 85W rating is just the maximum value. It will regulate itself to 65W (for the MacBook) or 45W (for the MBA).

    TEG
     
  3. bigjnyc thread starter macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    Cool thanks for the fast reply
     

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