MagSafe 2 to regular MagSafe adapter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by arnoz, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. arnoz macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I googled for it but couldn't find anuything like that. Does an adapter from MagSafe 2 to the the fatter old format exists? Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display, or MagSafe Power Adapter to charge your MagSafe 2-equipped Mac computer.

    From: Apple Portables: Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters
     
  3. arnoz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not compatible indeed, doesn't mean there coulnd't be an adapter at some point no?!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt it. If they planned to make it backwards-compatible, they would have released two converters. Anything new would have the MagSafe 2 included. Anything older would already have the older MagSafe adapter, so there would be no need to use a new MagSafe 2 with an old device.
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    The new MagSafe 2 is a 20V adapter instead of the old 17.5V, so a simple converter will not exist. It would have to down convert the voltage in order to be safe, and would not then be practical in size or cost.

    jW
     

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