Macbook Powercord

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rm2092, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. rm2092 macrumors 6502

    rm2092

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    I have the BlackBook and also I just bought the last version of the MacBook Pro, can I use the same power cord for both computers ? I was going to sell the BlackBook but now I think I just whant to keep it, I really dont need the money so why not. I was thinking the mag safe addapter were ot the same.
     
  2. MasterNile macrumors 65816

    MasterNile

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    I believe the MBP power adapter is 80W and the MB is 65W, so you can use the MBP power adapter on the MB but not the other way around since the MB 65W power adapter is under powered to use on the MBP
     
  3. shakysam macrumors newbie

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    In the case of the former, doesn't that mean that the MBP power adapter will supply 80W to a MB only designed to receive 65W? Surely overpowering a computer by 15W isn't healthy :confused:

    EDIT: Apparently the MBP power adapter knows when it's connected to the lower-powered MB, and adjusts its output accordingly: http://alexking.org/blog/2006/05/23/macbook-power-adapter
     
  4. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    no the MacBook will only draw 65W of power at max load
     

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