Charger very hot

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  1. BRIANxJAY macrumors member

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    My charger gets really hot after 30 to 45 minutes of charging, is this normal?
     
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  3. BRIANxJAY thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, this is my first MacBook so I don't want things to go wrong.
     
  4. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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    how hot exactly? too hold to touch?
     
  5. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    mine does that too, I assume it's normal, especially for the 85w adapters.
     
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    It's not too hot, just hotter then my usual PC chargers. And does anyone know is it better to use the AC cord or use wall adapter?
     
  8. Salukipilot4590 macrumors 6502

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    Just don't use it to warm up your crotch while you're sleeping during winter.

    Not a good idea.
     
  9. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Both are just as efficient. The wall adapter is just in case you use your charger only at a desk. You can get rid of some cord so it's not as much of a pain to operate. However, if you're more mobile, or use your computer intensely while away from your desk, they give you an AC cord so that you can plug and play wherever.
     
  10. seong macrumors 65816

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    NORMAL! Completely fine, like others said. If it didn't melt or start burning, it's all good.
     
  11. BRIANxJAY thread starter macrumors member

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    Is this someone speaking from experience HAHA! JKs!
     
  13. superericla macrumors 6502

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    The upside to the hot charger is that you have a convenient foot warmer in the winter.
     
  14. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    Mine also heats up, I have a fan so I just put it on my desk and the fan cools it. It also does make a fantastic foot warmer in the winter! :D
     
  15. DKTacts macrumors member

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    I've actually found that my charger doesn't get all that hot - but from what friends have told me, yes it's pretty normal for it to get hot.
     
  16. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    It depends on how much you're using the computer. The more taxing your use, the more power it needs, and then the charger works harder to provide it, and gets hotter.
    If you're just checking your email, the charger will probably be just a tad warm, but in my experience if you're rendering movies or something of that sort it will definitely get pretty toasty.
     
  17. BRIANxJAY thread starter macrumors member

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    I leave my Book off when I charge it, so it charges faster.
     
  18. Moreale macrumors newbie

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    I used an IR temp gun on my macbook pro charger and it registered 181 degrees on the side facing up and the bottom side was 214 degrees when I flipped it over.

    Is that too hot?
     

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