macbook air charger weight?

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  1. butters149 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know how much the macbook air charger weighs? I am thinking about getting one for the office and one at school as well.
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    don't know the weight, but it's pretty light.
     
  3. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502

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    The charger is very very light and small, less then half a pound.
     
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  5. bwhinnen macrumors 6502

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    This is based on the AU 45W replacement supply.

    Brick - 5.5oz (158g)
    Cord with integrated AU plug - 5.9oz (170g)
    Just the AU plug (goes on brick) - 0.9oz 27g

    All up 12.5oz (356g)
     
  6. Raptura macrumors 6502

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    Is the MBA charger smaller than the MBP charger?
     
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    I think so! I could be wrong it's been awhile since I saw a MBP charger.
     
  8. butters149 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats like 3/4 lb, is it worth it to get 2 extra chargers? One for the office and one for at my school locker? and the original one to leave at home?
     
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    Its meant to be like the MBA itself.

    ie; Light and portable.

    Ive not actually weighed mine but i assure you its negligible !

    Is it worth getting multiple chargers !

    Well if you have the disposable income and dont want to bundle the cable with the MBA when on the move then why not.

    My own policy is to only use original chargers.
     
  10. bwhinnen macrumors 6502

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    I can only speak for the price in AU, but the spare MBA chargers are $89.00 here, they are the same price as the other chargers i.e. the 65W and 85W chargers.

    If you just take the brick and little power connector and forget the big cord then you are talking less than 1/2 a pound.

    So is carrying that 1/2 an lb less between the office and home worth the extra $$ to purchase a second one :)
     
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  13. mana2326 macrumors newbie

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    This could be the old charger for the first or second generation MBA...
    The part number for the recent MBA charger is A1374, at least here in Germany, the corresponding replacement part (charger + cable) from Apple is MC747(xx/x).
     
  14. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    So would this work with the new MBA?
     
  15. mana2326 macrumors newbie

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    It should work fine.
    The MagSafe connector hasn't changed and the adapter delivers the 45W the MBA needs...

    Those chargers are refurbished models so you only get a warranty of 90 days and they will have signs of usage.
    That's why I wouldn't buy on there.
     
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  17. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502

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    Worst that would happen is you buy a crummy charger that stops working. I highly doubt it would fry your macbook.
     
  18. jcg878 macrumors member

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    I bought a back-up 65W charger off ebay for my MBP - an Apple one from some pseudo-shady retailer like that one. I needed one with the old type of MagSafe adaptor to work in a HengeDock, which I ended up returning anyway (neat product, but didn't fit a digital audio plug). I've used it with the MBA without issue.
     
  19. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I'm not exactly sure what they could do to "refurb" a charger (wipe it clean?). I'm not opposed to buying used if its a genuine Apple product and I save myself 50% of the cost of a new one. Having an extra charger is nice...
     
  20. butters149 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you can use a 65W magsafe with the MBA? DOes it charge it faster?
     
  21. jcg878 macrumors member

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    No, it doesn't, but it is safe. You can use the 85W one too.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2346
     
  22. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    I trust these guys. Otherworldcomputing.com OWC

    I bought one 4 months back, no problem.
     

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  23. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I've been toying with picking up a second charger, but man are they over priced.
     

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