MacBook charger question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Joshua8o8, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Joshua8o8 macrumors 6502

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    I leave my charger plugged into my Monster surge protector all the time. I dont leave my macbook plugged in all the time though, only when my battery is low. Is this constantly using electricity? and is this ok for the charger?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's fine for the charger. There's no circuit being created so it's not 'using electricity' either. :)
     
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  4. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Far be it from me to challenge Mad Jew, but I'm pretty sure that even when an item is plugged into a surge protector there is at least some electricity being used.

    Some "green" websites indicate that anytime an item is plugged in to an outlet it is drawing at least a small current of electricity. If you're concerned about electricity, a surge protector that stops "phantom" use may be of interest.
     
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    my biggest concern is that i dont want it to be costing me money for the electricity it might be using while plugged in. Think it will make any difference, like more than a few dollars a bill?
     
  6. Tweak3D macrumors regular

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    it has a transformer in it therefore it is using power. shouldn't hurt the charger at all but it is using power so it is not helping you to leave it plugged in.
     
  7. Joshua8o8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    o i c. I guess i will unplug and plug it in every time i need it. The only thing is that my monster surge protector is in the back of my tv stand and its in a tight spot. I suppose i will just have to deal with it, especially because i dont pay my electric bill.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't think that applied to newer adaptors/chargers (laptop or otherwise), but I could be wrong.
     

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