Resolved Use Magsafe European AC power cord with Magsafe 2 charger?

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  1. reismeis, Mar 25, 2014
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    reismeis macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've been looking all over the internet but can't seem to find an answer to my question. I have a new MBPr 13inch from the US (8GB RAM, 256GB drive). Now that I'm back in Europe, I want to use my European AC power cord that belonged to my MBA (2008) Magsafe charger, with the new (American) Magsafe 2 charger that came with the new laptop, so I don't have to use an adapter to plug it in. Is this safe? Can I also use the "duckhead" European plug that was on my old Magsafe charger?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    IIRC the small "duck head" pull off sections are interchangeable.

    Isnt the charger universal voltage with auto sense ??

    ... apologies if not.... so check before you plug a US psu into 220v !

    M.
     
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  4. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    If I understand your question correctly, yes you can.
    The charger is the same (100 to 240v) just the plug/lead is localised.
    IE in the USA you get an American lead and plug head, in Europe you get the European one and in the UK you get the 3 pin variant.

    Barney
     
  5. reismeis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks everyone! I was asking specifically because the AC power cord belongs to the old Magsafe while my charger is the new Magsafe 2. So I guess that should be OK then!
     
  6. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    The power cords haven't changed functionally.

    Barney
     
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  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Wow...I must be one lucky chap. I ordered my rMBPs from the Apple online store in Malaysia (I currently live there), and in both occasions, there were 4 duck heads in the box (1 US, 1 EU and 2 UK-duck head and long extension cord).
     

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