Is Switching up the Power Charger OK?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Epsilon88, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    So yesterday my sister took my power charge for my 2011 Macbook Air and used it for her 2008 white Macbook. When I discovered this, the power charge was super hot.

    Is it safe for her to use my power charger on her computer? Or is this a no no?

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It is okay, but not ideal, as the MBA power adapter has 45 W and the MacBook adapter has 60 W.


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  3. Epsilon88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So do you think I should let her keep using it? Or would it cause damage over the long term?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't know about long term, as it is not advised by Apple to do so, but using it sometimes is okay, at least in my singular experience, as I used a 60 W adapter for several weeks at work, I shared it with a colleague.
     

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