Can I use a 65W magsafe extension on a 85W charger?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Pngwyn, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Pngwyn macrumors regular

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    So I have a 17" mbp and somehow I switched it's 85W charger with a 60W at some point. I'm buying a 85W, but it doesn't come with an extension cord, I'm wondering if I can use the extension that came with the 60W without any issues?

    The extension itself doesn't specify whether it's 60W or 85W so I am hoping it's transferable. (and just to clarify I mean the apple extender that typically comes with new laptops).
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Yes it's fine. It's the brick that determines the output wattage. The cord merely supplies the brick with electricity from your wall outlet.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    The three pronged extension cord can be used with any device it can be plugged into. It's just a few copper wires.
     

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