Magsafe Power Adapter- does plug orientation matter?

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  1. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    Hey all,

    There's no particular orientation to the Magsafe power adapter, is there?

    The long cord plug has a ground and can obviously only be plugged in one way. But the little mini plug does not, and the 2 plugs are the same shape so it can be plugged in either orientation.

    I was wondering because I have a black plug without a ground from some other device that fits in the brick. I'm pretty sure there's no problem in doing that but just wanted to check. It would be handy since I usually leave the long cord plug at work.

    Thanks!
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    For my moms Macbook...you can plug it any ways...however I don't understand some of the magsafes you are talking about:p:eek:

    piccys please.
     
  3. chrisbeebops macrumors regular

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    No it doesn't matter. It can be plugged in either way. If the light comes on (Red for charging, Green for charged), then you're fine.
     
  4. madmaxmedia thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Cool, thanks!

    LOL, I know my description wasn't very clear. I was talking about the brick itself, where you can put in the compact plug 'end' or the longer cord version.
     
  5. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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