Can I plug my Air into an extension cord into a surge protector?

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  1. jason.siegel, Jul 6, 2014
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    jason.siegel macrumors 6502

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    Can I plug my Air into an extension cord into a surge protector? I moved to a new apartment and need an extension cord to get to the wall outlet (I seem to have lost my Apple extension), but I don't have additional peripherals in the area and so I was thinking of getting something similar to this: http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-3-Outl...d=1404684388&sr=1-11&keywords=surge+protector

    Thanks.

    (Also, do I need 1 AMP or 2.1 AMPs?)
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    There will be no issues with that set up. Just note that you lose the grounding plug because you are using your MagSafe adapter's beak head which lacks the third grounding pin.
     
  3. jason.siegel, Jul 6, 2014
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  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The 1 or 2.1 amp option has no effect on the standard plugs on the surge protector but rather just the USB ports. If you plan to plug in a small device like an iPhone into the protector, then the 1 amp is fine (500 milliamp per port, same as a computer), but for larger devices like an iPad, the 2.1 amp capacity is necessary. The actual surge protector portion (standard outlets) is actually rated for up to 15 amps.
     

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