Can I use my MBP's power supply with the 11" Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by yegon, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. yegon macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    The MBP's a late '08 15" unibody. I know I obviously can't (or at least shouldn't) use the Airs power supply with the MBP.

  2. yegon thread starter macrumors 68020

    Oct 20, 2007
    Really? I assumed the MBP had a more powerful PSU so the MBA charger wouldn't be sufficient?

    Anyway, thanks.
  3. Zorn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2006
    It does have a more powerful PSU, but the MacBook Air charger can be used; it just may not charge the laptop as quickly as the original one would.
  4. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    Most likely you will be able to charge the laptop when it's off, or keep it at a steady charge when it's on. You almost certainly will not be able to use it and charge it at the same time.
  5. miggitymac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    Using my MBA power supply to charge my MBP right now...played a couple games and the charger didn't keep up so the charge light turned amber, but as soon as I stopped gaming it charged up to full and turned green again.

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