87 watt power adapter

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  1. vance09 macrumors regular

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    the 2015 MBP (mid) came with the power adapter and the extension cord , the MBP 2016 came with only the power adapter, so you end up plugging the large adapter into a receptacle and it can drop an possibly fall outI spoke to apple about this not being safe compared to the cord extension plugged , they agreed and are sending me the cord(which should have been in this package)
    I had used the extension cord before and its better , that power adapter 87 watt is large
    Anyhow they fixed me up
     
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    I can honestly say I have never had a power adapter fall out of the plug. Has this happened to you before?
     
  3. Kn!ghthawk macrumors member

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    Well that was nice of them! It didn't bother me since I still have the extension cable from my old MBP and just swapped it over. Just goes to show it can't hurt to ask!
     
  4. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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    I had my power adapter fall out of the wall twice. Once was June 13, 2013 and then again on August 23, 2015.

    It was a bad scene both times. Lucky the receptacle was only 12" off the floor.
     
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Have experienced the same, so always pack an extension cable, especially when your dealing with lot`s of different types of power outlets. Smacks of Apple nickel & diming, notebooks at this price point should come with the extension cable and at very least a USB C to A adaptor, given they are produced for literally cents on the dollar.

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  6. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    What happened that made you remember the exact date?!

    Wait wait, I just got it. You guys are not British right? I totally take our amazing power plugs for granted and forgot people in the states have those terrible prong thingy's that often hang out of the wall! I can visualise the issue now.

     
  7. DarthBradicus macrumors member

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    That's crazy. I like how there are little doors over the the holes till you plug stuff in. Those plugs are huge though.

    I'd say like 90% of electrical devices here in the US don't even have a ground plug. And even some older houses (like my grandparents') don't have a ground socket in the outlets.

    As far as the OP goes, it depends on the outlet. A lot are tight enough to hold anything in it, but then some are rather loose where stuff keeps falling out of them.
     
  8. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    They're big but designed to be very safe. Honestly the ground plug isn't really used outside of the kitchen, as everything is imported... Anyway that's just a digression. Apologies! I only notice it when I go across to the continent and plug something in, and it wobbles about in the socket, seems mad and not quite safe.
     
  9. DarthBradicus macrumors member

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    I think plugs here could have fuses too. They just generally don't. I could be wrong though.

    I've never seen any other kinds of plugs in real life (other than the plugs used for electric clothes dryers), but from what I've seen, it seems like all the other plugs are bigger than ours.
     
  10. vance09 thread starter macrumors regular

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    point is this is an expensive computer and they did not provide an option on the power adapter like they did on the MBP 2015 (mid)
    I expected a fix as this could be dangerous, that 87 watt adapter is big not like an iPhone or kip;ad adapter
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    I thought of this as it was plugged into a power bar
     
  11. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Oddly I am British, however have only lived in the UK in my youth :) Like all, a trade off; the UK main plugs & sockets are indeed very safe and robust, however bulky to travel with. Mostly it`s just poor quality sockets that result in the foldable two prong style power blocks falling out. The other aspect is few hotels still have adequate power points so the extension cable is welcomed.

    That said; the MBP marketed & sold as a premium product, I stand by my opinion that such items such be include in the box by default by Apple.

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  12. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Most British people are odd.

    Oh yes it is an odd decision to not include the cable, I was just puzzled as to it falling out as I can't imagine that happening here, it's quite difficult to unplug it due to our plugs.

    Maybe they didn't include it to meet some environmental standard. For instance I know I have boxes full of old kettle leads which will likely end up in the tip at some point, so might be something along those lines. Either way it's not much extra so I wasn't too annoyed over it, and as I said there was no safety concern. I could use my old one but it's 6 years old and skanky looking now, so I'll just grab a new one at some point.
     

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