Which 60W Power Adapter works with MBA

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  1. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Do any of the 60W power adapters work with the MBA 13" MC503LL/A?

    I bought 2 from Ebay (Originals) and neither has worked.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Any magsafe charger equal or greater than 45W should work fine. I've used several different ones.
     
  4. gglockner macrumors 6502

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    bcaslis is correct.
    Moral of the story: buying on ebay is a gamble.
     
  5. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    The MBA will work with any 60W, 85W or 45W adapter. It just pulls the energy it needs from the adapter (that's how the Apple Cinema Display powers any Apple laptop - it has an 85W adapter built in.)

    OP, if your 60W adapters don't work with the MBA, do they work with the MB? MBP? I've got 60W adapters at home that work fine with my MBA.
     
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I've heard from co-workers that the older MB AC adapters with the square connector (not the newer barrel connector) only work sometimes. I don't know why one wouldn't. I don't have one to try. All my 85W MBP adapters work with it regardless of the connector. :confused:

    Cheers,
     
  7. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I have one with the older connector and it works fine. I was using it today.
     
  8. ZipZap thread starter macrumors 601

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    I thought any would work ....so I returned both units to the seller for a refund.

    Bought a clone 45w.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Unless the units are actually defective there's no reason any existing Magsafe (past or present) shouldn't work with the MBA. However, the old "T" style connectors do not stick unless there's sufficient clearance under the machine to accomodate the extra cable.
     
  10. lee50539310 macrumors newbie

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    if you use MBA 45W old connector and buy 60W new "L" connector, you'd better upgrade firmware, i remember Apple website supply that for download









    Indeedeal
     
  11. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You do not need any firmware changes to use a power adapter.
     

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