Charger Compatibility - A1184 / A1330

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by moral-hazard, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. moral-hazard macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2009
    Palo Alto, CA
    Hello, I'm new to the forum with my first (personal) Mac. I just bought the 13.3" MacBook Pro & have read alot on the forum, finally decided to sign up.

    Anyways, I'm a student (computer science), so my laptop is with me everywhere. I bought a spare charger online (not directly from apple but it is a new/unopened product) since I'm sure I will run out of battery when on campus with my computer. I bought it based on the number I saw on the bottom which says "ADP-60AD D". Turns out thats not the part number, so the part number on MY MacBook Pro adapter is A1330 and the one I bought is A1184. It seems the A1184 is for a regular MacBook.

    However, I feel that they might be the same thing, or at the very least, compatible with one another. They are the same size/shape, exact same specs, same connector...They also only sell ONE 60W adapter on the apple website, and the A1330 is, in fact, 60W. They both have same power spec:

    Input AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz, 15A
    Output 16.5V 3.65A

    Does anyone have experience with this issue, or know that they are compatible? I actually plugged in the computer for a second with it, and the computer didn't seem to think it was charging. However, the adapter I bought looks like it was an older item (Probably from the earliest intel macbooks), and was likely sitting around doing nothing for a while. It could be defective.

    EDIT: I plugged it in a few more times. No light on the magsafe connector, and no recognition from the laptop that it's actually charging...
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    The correct power adapter charger for the MacBook Pro is 85W not 60W. See the following at the on line Apple Store: Link

  3. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    The magsafes are generally interchangeable, so anything with the 60W, same as the 13.3" MBP's, will charge it (the MBA's 45W will too, just more slowly). It just looks to me like you've got a bum charger.
  4. moral-hazard thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2009
    Palo Alto, CA
    Did you read my post? My 13.3" MacBook Pro came with a 60W adapter - this is not surprising considering that it is basically the same thing as the 13.3" Unibody Non-Pro model was (with an upgraded processor, different LCD, etc). I'm sure the 15 and 17 still use the 85W charger, but the 13" definitely comes with a 60W.

    I think the second post here is correct - I actually looked under the little "arm" that comes out from the charger for wrapping the cord, and there is black residue as if the charger burned out. It doesnt make sense because it *appears* to be brand new as it was supposed to be. It's getting RMA'ed tomorrow.
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    No. The 13" MBPs and the base model 15" all ship with 60W adapters.

    You can use any 60W or 85W adapter for any of the Macbook Pro models that have a magsafe plug.

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