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Old 10-04-2015, 09:18 AM   #1
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12 volt adapter for MacBook Pro

Hi,

Anyone use a 12V adapter for a MacBook Pro? If so, any suggestions for where to find. Was at Apple Store last night and nada.
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:26 AM   #2
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Amazon has several. The one I bought shows as currently unavailable but I just went with the one that got the best reviews
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I'll go the amazon route. Was hoping that apple made one--admit I'm an apple groupie but thought if there was one they made, it might work better.
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12 volt adapter for MacBook Pro

I know what you mean. Apple stuff is expensive but almost always top quality. And there has been problems with some 3rd party wall chargers in the past.
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I'm using a Lind Electronics #MB1650-2550 LB adapter, however I did a search for it and it appears they no longer make it.

Which ever you order, make sure it has the correct MagSafe connector. There is an inexpensive adapter available from Apple to go from an older MagSafe connector on a power supply to the MagSafe2 used on the newer Macs, however I have not seen one going the other way...
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I bought this one and have used it a few times without any issues.

Amazon.com: Pawtec Macbook Car Charger High-Speed 45W 60W 85W Compatible MagSafe 2 for Apple Macbook / Air / Retina Mid-2012 - Present: Computers & Accessories
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The idea of Apple hardware being better doesn't match my experience. I've had one non-Apple power supply dies in a couple of decades of using non-Apple laptops. Our first Mac laptop consumed three of Apples pretty but poorly designed supplies. Also, Apple doesn't actually make any hardware - it's all farmed out to other companies in Asia.

Of course you want a well-made adapter. It can come from anyone... perhaps the same factory as Apple's, but without the Apple logo.
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I recall reading that several months back--was in the back of my mind and so the reason I wanted to go with Apple.

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So my MacBook Pro is from 2011. Do you know which MagSafe connector I would need? (whatever a MagSafe is )

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I'm using a Lind Electronics #MB1650-2550 LB adapter, however I did a search for it and it appears they no longer make it.

Which ever you order, make sure it has the correct MagSafe connector. There is an inexpensive adapter available from Apple to go from an older MagSafe connector on a power supply to the MagSafe2 used on the newer Macs, however I have not seen one going the other way...
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Brian, I have a PC-lovin' friend who's always giving me a hard time about Apple. I've had good experiences and bad (less) experiences with their products. But that darn Apple logo is just so handsome. Kidding, of course, but I'm just so comfortable with their computers and iphones, it's hard to switch. And have had excellent experiences with my Apple Store visits (no charge for tech support) so I'm stayin' loyal.

And I hear ya about the adapter possibly coming from the same factory as Apple's. (Though according to the guy last night at the Apple Store, Apple doesn't make any adapters.)

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The idea of Apple hardware being better doesn't match my experience. I've had one non-Apple power supply dies in a couple of decades of using non-Apple laptops. Our first Mac laptop consumed three of Apples pretty but poorly designed supplies. Also, Apple doesn't actually make any hardware - it's all farmed out to other companies in Asia.

Of course you want a well-made adapter. It can come from anyone... perhaps the same factory as Apple's, but without the Apple logo.
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