Can You Use MacBook Pro 15" MagSafe Plug on MacBook Air 11"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SiskoKid, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. SiskoKid macrumors 6502

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    Hey, just wondering if it's safe to mix and match the magesafe plugs for these MacBooks.

    I just got an "Ultimate" 11" MacBook Air to complement my MacBook Pro so I can take it to work far more easily, but I want to keep my MacBook Air's plug at work. Is it ok to use my MacBook Pro 15" magsafe plug with my MacBook Air?

    Why or why not?

    Thanks :D
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    Entirely so.

    The MacBook Air should only take the power it needs. There is no danger of the adapter supplying too much power.
     
  4. SiskoKid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much for the speedy response!!

    I am in LOVE with my MacBook Air. Super crazy little speed demon (for many things anyway lol)

    Anywho, thanks again :D
     
  5. mixvio macrumors 6502

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    I've got two 60W adapters from my old 13" MacBook Pro and two 85W adapters from my 15" MacBook Pro; I've got the Air using the 60W ones so I can stash the 45W adapter it came with in my bag and use the others around the house. No issues at all using it.
     
  6. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Does anyone know if it works other way around? If I use MBA charger on MBP, does it work?
     
  7. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Yea, but it'll charge hella slow.
     
  8. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    It would work, although if you were using your MacBook Pro while charging it with the MacBook Air charger, it may run out of battery.
     
  9. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

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    is the 2010 mba charger smaller than the other macbooks chargers?
     
  10. dmelgar macrumors 68000

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    Yes. A little.
     

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