Confirm: Different Magsafe Charger?

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  1. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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  2. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Looks like the Macbook Air Magsafe style to me.

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  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There is a picture around here somewhere of someone's 17" magsafe and it is different. It looks like the MBAir's.
     
  4. timeslip macrumors member

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    Can you still use the previous gen one with the new unibodies? Wondering if I have to buy new ones.
     
  5. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    I just exchanged my Macbook Pro 13" for the new one today and yes they come with the new style Magsafe. and no its not the same as the Macbook Air.
     
  6. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    New laptops supposedly have higher voltage batteries, so they might charge slower with old magsafes.
     
  7. timeslip macrumors member

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    Is the voltage different than the previous unibodies?
     
  8. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    13" 2010 Macbook Pro: 2.4 and 2.66 Ghz
    # built-in, 63.5WHr lithium polymer battery; and
    # 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

    15" 2010 Macbook Pro: 2.4, 2.53, 2.66
    # built-in, 77.5WHr lithium polymer battery; and
    # 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

    17" 2010 Macbook Pro: 2.53 Ghz
    # built-in, 95WHr lithium polymer battery; and
    # 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

    Source

    For comparison: Macbook Pro 2009 13"
    # Built-in 60-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
    # 60W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system

    Source
     
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  10. oldweirdharold macrumors newbie

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    same question

    Thanks for the info. Not sure it answers the question: Can you still use the old one (spring 2008 in my case)? I have two: one for work, one for home so I don't have to lug it around. Would prefer not to buy a second when I buy the updated MBP.
     
  11. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Both are the same, it's just a design choice (the LED Cinema Display uses the MacBook Air style even though the MacBook Pros were all rectangular for the charger).
     
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  13. timeslip macrumors member

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    Also confirmed. Specs on both the old charger, and new charger are exactly the same. The only difference is the connector, so I think it is safe to say you can use either one with the new unibodies.
     
  14. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I actually like these better than the previous type as it doesnt protrude as much on the side when your sitting in indian style.

    Sometimes I'd knock the magsafe off with my thigh when sitting down on an armchair.

    It just doesnt stick out as much.
     
  15. archdelux macrumors 6502

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    I want to buy an extra power adapter for the 13"MBP...I assume that the old ones wont work.. Anyone know the product number for this new adapter so that I can buy it from amazon/etc (ie someone who doesnt charge 3000% more than they should (ie Apple!!)
     
  16. riotgear macrumors member

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    The old ones will work. The specs are exactly the same.
     
  17. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    The specs are the same, but is the physical connector the same? It obviously looks different -- but that doesn't mean the end of the connector is different.

    If no one else finds out, I'll know within a week or so.
     
  18. Sace macrumors member

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    If the connector were changed, they would have to refresh the Cinema display - And i don't think they have.

    It's just the look the changed :)
     
  19. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, it is the same. You can use even "first-generation" magsafe adapters with any model of the Macbook Pro.
     
  20. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

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    Confirming both will work but they have had ALOT of trouble with the older ones. My new 15" i7 came with the new connector and I just ordered two more from Apple.

    They look better as the wire does not go perpendicular into the connector which looks like a HIGH wear area. The new plug should be way more durable in the long run!

    Looks like Apple is just changing the design for the best. It sure looks better but either will work just fine, the new design just looks better and looks like it will hold up.

    Also when you order a spare charger from Apple, note that they are selling both so look carefully to make sure you pick the newer design!
     

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