Keeping charger plugged into the wall without macbook attached

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsquad48, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. dsquad48 macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2014
    The setup of my desk leaves me with a bit of a hassle to constantly plug/unplug the charging cable from the wall. Is it okay to leave the charger plugged into the wall 24/7, or will this end up ruining the cable/power adapter?
  2. HBP macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Of course that's fine.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Yeah I have like 3-4 chargers I leave plugged into different areas of my home I know I use my computer often at. It saves the trouble trying to plug and unplug the adapters especially when some of my wall outlets are behind furniture. I've never had any issues with any of these adapters, though from a power saving perspective, I know there is some power leakage (so basically there is some minimal power draw).

    For on the go, I have another adapter, but I never use this one at home.
  4. GoProDavidLe macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2014
    It is safe. I have left mine constantly plugged in for LONG periods of time.
  5. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Same goes with iPad adaptor charger plugged in 24/7. :apple:
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its fine, though unplug it once in a while (once a month) to run off the battery just so you keep the battery in prime condition.
  7. mojito macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2014
    It's fine, but the legend says that when you leave stuff plugged in, it eats electricity. If you don't give a crap about wasting electricity or the small increase in your electric bill, then don't worry about it. I don't know how it goes but "they say" that when you leave something digital or a charger of any kind plugged in (even if it's not charging anything), it's pulling electricity. So yeah. It's not messing with the charger itself really but it's probably still pulling electricity.

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