Magsafe...safe?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jshelton, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    Is it safe to leave the Magsafe adapter connected to my Macbook all the time, e.g. when I leave the house.

    I heard something about them melting and catching fire.

    Thanks
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Just as safe as any other electric appliance.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    A few years ago there were a couple (and I mean "a couple"), rare instances that were talked about over the web about a few MagSafe adapters catching fire.

    I've left my MagSafe power adapter plugged into my Mac for weeks at a time. Unless your cord is frayed, you shouldn't use it (and that goes for any electronic device for that matter!).
     
  4. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I leave min plugged in MOST of the time, even when i use it... it gets a little warm when charging, but afterwards it gets pretty cool.
     
  5. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    It's fine. Most of the time I left it plugged in on my MB and no trouble whatsoever :).
     

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