Will this charger work with the new Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ahboyd, May 5, 2015.

  1. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    It will be slow, as the voltage is 5v and I think the MacBook takes 14.5 from the official charger. So this will be the same as as iPad charger.
     
  2. Ahboyd thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
     
  3. Onofire macrumors newbie

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  4. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    I used to think a charger is a charger is a charger (and bought the cheapest one I could find with the same rating) until I read the post below. Bottom line, a charger is more than wattage or aesthetics.

    Apple chargers on an o-scope

    This is not directed at the specific products posted but I thought would be relevant on any discussion on chargers.
     
  5. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    Those are also 5v chargers and so will be slow.

    I doubt anything already released will work as they're all aimed at tablets.
     
  6. danielwerner macrumors regular

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    If you plugin a charger with a higher voltage, wouldn't that break the macbook? Or is that only with different Ampere?

    Or is that an old phenomenon with legacy equipment which never happens anymore?
     
  7. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    If the official charger produces 14.5 V, then none of these chargers are appropriate for charging the rMB.
     

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