Are power adapters unique to the their Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LebanonDon, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. LebanonDon macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,

    I recently had my power adapter stop working and I was thinking of taking it in for repairs. The thing is that I'm not 100% sure its the adapter that came with my computer because a bunch of friends have the same laptop and we might of got the adapters mixed up.

    Anyways my question is, is there a serial/unique identifier on that adapter that is paired with your computer?

    Any help would be great, thanks!
     
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

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    what he said.

    however, macbooks, macbook airs, and macbook pros all use different adaptors.
     
  3. okatidubi macrumors regular

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    like what they say.

    but...

    45W adapter - macbook air
    60W adapter - macbook
    85W adapter - macbook pro

    MacBook air - can only use 45W
    MacBook - can use 60W and 85W
    MacBook Pro - can only use 85W

    so make sure you have the 60W adapter.
     
  4. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

    ZachsMacDaddy

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    Or I guess you could say "make sure you have at LEAST the 60W adapter" ?

    I was thinking of getting an 85W adapter to use at home on my desk. That way if I ever got a MBP or a friend brought one and needed power, I'd be covered for all scenarios.
     
  5. okatidubi macrumors regular

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    it's shorter to type and easier to understand :eek:
     
  6. amrk47 macrumors regular

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    if i used the 85w with my macbook would it charge fasteR?
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    No.
     

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