The power adapter.....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Laughingman13, May 30, 2010.

  1. Laughingman13 macrumors member

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    Holy crap it is huge.

    It makes it so difficult to find a good slot to plug into an outlet.

    How do u guys manage?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Use the extension cord. ;)
     
  3. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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    i took advantage of the extension cord today when i was in my living room. it allowed me to lounge out on my big comfy couch and watch tv without having to be stuck in a corner sitting inna chair. thats how i managed :p
     
  4. Laughingman13 thread starter macrumors member

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    extension core?

    o hahah ok figured it out.
     
  5. dsprimal macrumors 6502a

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  6. M-B-P macrumors regular

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    Silly Question

    I have a serious, yet silly, over paranoid question. Is using a normal extension cord potentially harmful: 1. with the adapter by itself 2. with the apple extension cord
     
  7. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    With just the adapter it should be fine, however with the apple extension cord you would need a "cheater" plug adapter because your average extension cord lacks a grounding pin for the apple extension cord. While not necessarily dangerous, I probably wouldn't recommend it.
     
  8. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...don't use a ground lift with your apple extension cord, that plug has a ground for the length and thickness of the wire apple uses...
     
  9. TRUCRACKER macrumors 6502

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  10. ron1004 macrumors 6502

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    This is how I connect my power adapter using a standard "figure 8" general purpose power cord.
     

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  11. AppleFreak89 macrumors regular

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    why don't you just use the one included with your mac?? :s
     
  12. ron1004 macrumors 6502

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    The power brick came with a flat pin connector that plugs in where I have the "figure 8" cable connector plugged in. This way it makes it from the wall outlet to my spot in the living room without power extenders.
     
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