Car Chargers? Urgent Help!!!!!!

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  1. Milesy07 macrumors newbie

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    I'm going away up north in 6 weeks and want a way to charge my normal macbook in the car without using a inverter.
    Can you use a macbook pro car charger for my macbook or do i need to find a normal macbook car charger?? How many watt are the normal charges for the small normal macbook. In store is there a car charger for the smaller macbook??
     
  2. Milesy07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey im trying to lead away from the inverter's im more looking for a charger that goes straight into my macbook and straight into my ciggy lighter but thanks anyway
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are none.
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Is there a reason you're opposed to an inverter? Ultimately they're more useful and they'll cost less than a macbook/pro only car charger (if they even exist).
     
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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As Apple hasn't licensed its MagSafe adapter to anyone, I wouldn't trust that it would work properly. I wouldn't trust my MBP to it. YMMV.
     
  7. Milesy07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there anything in stores??? Like in Dick Smith and JB HI FI etc??
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I've never seen one and Apple doesn't make them so probably not since they don't license magsafe. Honestly, an inverter is the way to go. They're cheap and more versatile.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I haven't looked, because I don't have a need for this. Doesn't work well on a Harley! :D
     
  10. Milesy07 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you know if the apple mag airline safe one would work in a car??
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, it won't. Why are you so resistant to using an inverter? It's the most effective solution.
     
  12. mgartner0622, May 22, 2011
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    Actually, Yes, it does however there are some strings attached... and it's still not technically supposed to work.
    I've had it work in some cars and not work in others, however it only *powers* the MacBook, it does not charge it, as Apple advertises.
    This is a combination of my own cars and ones that I have rented over the past few years...

    Cars I have successfully used it in (Technically this should apply to each car's generation):
    2006 Honda Accord
    2004 GMC Yukon Denali (So I assume this works in 2001-06 Yukons, Tahoes, Suburbans, and Yukon XL's)
    2003 GMC Sierra Denali
    2007 Ford Explorer
    2006 Ford F250
    2008 Hummer H3
    1997 Audi A4
    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
    2007 Jeep Commander


    Cars I have not had it work in:
    2005 Dodge Ram 2500
    2001 Toyota Camry XLE
    1997 Dodge Ram 1500
    2005 Nissan 350z
    2006 Toyota Corolla
    2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    2006 Toyota Prius
    All Hyundai's (I've rented pretty much all their cars except for the Sante Fe, and the Veracruz) Most Kia's are sourced from the same parts, so it probably won't work in those ether.

    It also does not work in the 12V port in my RV.

    I hope this helps... however I would still recommend an inverter. It's the most cost effective and you can use it with many more devices than just your MacBook.
     

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