How hot should my charger get?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mpw, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. mpw Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    I've got a MacBook and the power-brick gets stupidly hot when charging.

    I had it on a worktop the other day and it got so hot it turned the varnish tacky and stuck to it!

    How hot should it get? and how can I measure the surface temp?
  2. Joeytpg macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2004
    Vienna, Austria
    Mine gets pretty hot sometimes, specially if I'm using the computer in a place where there's no AC (I'm in the caribbean, so the air temperature is usually pretty hot)
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Yes it will get hot especially if you're using you computer and charging the battery.
  4. applecupcakes macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2008
    ON, Canada
    They always get very hot. My MB is relatively new to me, but with my last laptop (Acer), the adapter could practically burn me... it seemed unnaturally hot but apparently it's quite normal indeed. Just try to keep it off any damageable surfaces!
  5. mpw thread starter Guest

    Jun 18, 2004
    Okay, I guess I didn't worry then, thanks guys.

    Well I'm not bothered about the work-top, but I did fall asleep a few weeks back, roll over onto the power-brick and wake up with a slow cooked patch on my back!

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