Old charger for 2012 cMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by johannnn, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. johannnn macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    I want to buy an extra charger for my 2012 cMBP so that I always have one at school.

    I don't care about charging as fast as possible, but I don't want to use anything that is "not recommended" by Apple.

    Do I have to go with a 2012 charger? I don't mind buying an old used one, how far back in time can I go? And do I have to stay with MBP charger, or can I go for the MBA charger (should be cheaper since less watt)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    There's no such thing as a 2012 charger. The macbook and 13" macbook pro all use a 60W magsafe power adaptor. So just buy any 60W magsafe power adaptor and you're good.
     
  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Wrong. Magsafe 2. There are two different chargers. that said, the cMBP still use the original.

    "Still, the original MagSafe is finding its way onto the refreshed MacBook Pro (both 13- and 15-inch), but we're guessing the original isn't long for this world"

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/11/apple-magsafe-vs-magsafe-2-photos-incompatible-power-connectors/
     
  4. johannnn thread starter macrumors 65816

    johannnn

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    Ok, but how about the 45W chargers that belong to the MBA?
    Are they fine to use?
     
  5. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    I was talking about 13" MBP and macbook (discontinued). Not the retina or air which use magsafe 2 now.

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    Yes, they would work (magsafe 1 only) but I dont suggest buying a lower wattage charger. It will take longer to charge.
     
  6. johannnn thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok perfect! As I have already said, I don't care about charging as fast as possible :)
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    If you use a lower sized charger for your Mac, you will drain battery faster than being charged when you are in use.
     

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