Mag Safe Power Supply

joshwest

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"everyone with the new macbooks", is the magsafe power supply the same as the one withh the MBP's?
 

mrichmon

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joshwest said:
"everyone with the new macbooks", is the magsafe power supply the same as the one withh the MBP's?
No. The connector is the same, but the adapter that ships with the Mac Book 60W power adapter. The Mac Book Pro ships with an 85W power adapter.

Presumably you can use a MBP adapter to power a MB. But powering a MBP with a MB adapter is likely to burn out the adapter (or possibly start a fire).
 

dpaanlka

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Thats such a cool design I wish my PowerBook 1400 had that. I believe I read in another thread that somebody tried it out and they were interchangeable.
 

dpaanlka

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mrichmon said:
But powering a MBP with a MB adapter is likely to burn out the adapter (or possibly start a fire).
Or even more likely, it will simply not charge the battery while the machine is running, and charge it very slowly when its not. This is how the old PowerBook 1400/Duo/3400c/G3/iBook adapters worked. If you connected a low power Duo power supply to an iBook or PowerBook G3, it would simply maintain the same battery level while running - no charging.

I believe this was even documented in a TIL article at Apple's web site.