MBA Charger for Macbook 7;1?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by madflava54, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. madflava54 macrumors member

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    Can I use my MBA's charger to charge my Macbook 7;1?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think so, IIRC, the MB needs a 65W charger and the MBA uses a 45W.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     
  4. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    I was at a clients office with my MBA and when I left there I forgot my charger. A coleague of mine went there the next day, he's got a 17" MBP and just so happened he forgot his charger at home, so he used mine.

    It worked. Under light usage, the main problem is going to be a very slow charge coupled by a pretty warm adaptor being run at it's max capacity for an extended period of time. If the laptop is off, and you just want to charge it, there shouldn't be an issue at all. I certainly wouldn't use it if you're doing anything heavy though. That's asking for trouble. There's a reason why they come with higher capacity chargers.
     

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