The little charging nub

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Virgo, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Virgo macrumors 6502

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    I switch around a lot from using my 6 ft power cord for my iPad and my MacBook pro. Does it matter if the little slide in nubs for the power block get mixed up or are they exactly the same?
     
  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    the power bricks are NOT the same. if you plug your iPad into your MacBook power brick there is a chance you could fry your iPad.
     
  3. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I'm confused, how can you use a MB power adapter to charge an iPad?
     
  4. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    They are the same, this assumes you are talking about the slide off plugs or cable.
     
  5. Virgo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I meant the little plastic piece that slides off the bricks, not the power bricks themselves. Thanks.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    If you mean the AC or Mains bit, it's completely interchangeable. You can even use shaver cords in a pinch.
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  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    If it is the brick then they're not the same. There is writing, or should be, on the brick. Best to check that out and see if the voltage is the same. I think the iPad is 10v whereas a MBP is nearing 18v. I could be wrong on both counts.


    Edit: ok so it's just duck head thingy itself. Then the above poster is likely correct.
     
  8. Virgo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't, but I use the detachable thick extension cord part from time to time.
     

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