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MBP vs MB charger


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Hi,

I was wondering if it were possible to charge my MBP with a Macbook charger and vice versa?

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No. While I believe you can run your MBP off AC power with a MB charger, you can't use it to charge the battery. Though don't quote me on that, I'm not really sure.

The MB uses a 60W AC adapter; while the MBP uses a 85W adapter, thus there isn't enough juice to charge the battery.

As to reverse... running a MB off AC power with a MBP's 85W adapter... I don't know if that's possible.


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It depends on which MBP you are talking about? The current 13" MBP uses the same 60W charger as the MacBook while the 15" & 17" uses the 85W charger. That's the current laptops because I believe in the past Apple used different chargers for the MacBook.

The voltages are written on the charger so that's an easy way to see if they match up. I've heard of people using different wattage chargers on different laptops which worked but they had some weird problems. Some of the problems were more serious than others so it's up to you if you want to try it out.
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My house-mate has a Macbook, I have a Macbook Pro - I have used her charger at times, although I believe that is the reason my battery is now stuffed. I would suggest not using the MB charger if you have an MBP.
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Right, thank you all.

I have decided against it.

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