Difference Between 60W and 85W Macbook Charger

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chevy57, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. chevy57 macrumors regular

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    60W magsafe charger for my MacBook Pro 13 (mid-2010) s cord is worn. it s box ran too hot someday. I will look for replacement one. Can i use the 85w Macbook Pro charger on my 13" Macbook as a spare or will it damage it? it run cooler than 60W charger?
     
  2. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    You sure can. the charger will not "force" the MB to take more wattage than it needs. The 85w are great replacements for the 60W
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As stated in the CHARGING section of the following link:
    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  4. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    I picked up an 85W adapter so I could leave the 60W plugged in in the living room, and the 85W in my office. What are the wattages on the new MagSafe2 adapters?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    60W for the 13" and 85W for the 15".
     
  6. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    and the adapter to power an MS2 unit with an MS1 is like $10 right? When I win the lottery and get new gear I need to know this :)
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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