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How can I ground this charger

This charger came with my MacBbook Pro which I bought from India. The other end is connected to the magsafe adapter's ground pin. What do I need to insert here?
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Charge my macbook pro late 2012 60W (A1425) with a 24W usb-magsafe charger - is this safe?

I have a campervan, and was wondering if I can charge my macbook pro late 2012 60W (A1425) with a homemade 24W usb-magsafe charger. I am asking this question, because I am planning to build a charger ...
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Using Magsafe 1 85w 18.5v adapter for MacBook Pro 2015 15''

I want to use a Magsafe 1 85w 18.5v adapter for MacBook Pro 2015 15", which normally requires a Magsafe 2 85w 20v adapter. Is the voltage difference is going to be an issue?
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Is the thicker USB C cable included with the MacBook Pro charger necessary for its higher current capacity?

My new MacBook Pro came with a USB C charger and an associated cable. I'm noticing this cable is a little bit thicker than other USB C charging cables I've seen. What safety and charge carrying ...
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2017 Macbook Won't turn on - Displays battery icon

My wife's 2017 macbook won't turn on/charge. It just displays this battery icon, with the red bar of the battery flashing intermittently. It's currently plugged into the charger but this doesn't seem ...
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MacBook Pro only charges with smaller MagSafe 60W

My MacBook Pro 2.3ghz i7 mid-2012 stopped charging and the light on the charger doesn’t show up anymore. I thought it was the MagSafe 85W and got a new one, but my MBP is still not charging. The ...
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My Ipad 2 does not want to charge: how should i fix it?

My Ipad is very old but still works well, the only thing it does not work is charging issue. The original charger was damaged, and I have replaced it with a accessory for it. Later on, when I want to ...
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Is my magsave power adaptor dead?

Last night, I heard a spark noise while my mac power adaptor was connected, and the charger stopped charging my machine. There was no light on the connector. I should also say that the cable attaching ...
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My MacBook Air is giving me static when touching [duplicate]

I know that is because maybe the plug I'm plugin it is not grounded, I have the 3 pin power adapter, I live in Argentina where voltage is 220v from the power plug, is there any way to ground my ...
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My MacBook isn't charged since 2016, can I still charge now?

I have a MacBook that requires a MagSafe charger, but my charger broke in mid 2016. My MacBook was holding 40%+ charge and no longer being charged. I am wondering if I can still charge it today? If ...
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Safe to use USB-C Charger (adapter) for Macbook Air 2013?

Ok I have a company MacBook Pro that has a USB-C charger and a personal MacBook Air 2013. I have an adapter that I use to connect all things on Pro: My Air charger stop to respond. Can I use the USB-...
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Using “old” 5W iPhone 5 Power adapter to charge a new iPhone XR

I would like to know if it is safe to use an “old” 5W Power Adapter (charging brick) from an iPhone 5 to charge my new iPhone XR. I am specifically referring to the original (and, of course, genuine) ...
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Magsafe port coating worn away

The plastic coating of my (mid 2010, 13 inch) Macbook Pro's Magsafe charging port has almost completely worn away over time, exposing some kind of shiny metal surface beneath. How important is this ...
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Is it safe to buy 3rd party plug adapters for the MacBook Pro?

Apple doesn't sell just the removable plug end of the charger. I know buying 3rd party chargers are unsafe. However, is just the modular plug end safe? Here is an example of what I am talking about
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Macbook charging with USB-C Monitor

I have a Macbook pro 13'' 2018 model and a Dell 24 USB-C Monitor: P2419HC. Whenever I plug my screen to the laptop, the laptop charges. According to DELL website, the monitor provides 65W power. The ...
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How ferromagnet makes more sense than electromagnet in apple watch charging cable? [closed]

I don't see any use of ferromagnet in charging cable of apple watch or macbook (before 2017). Why don't apple opt for electromagnet as it would only be magnetic when the charging code is powered. We ...
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Iphone 5s charging problem

My battery was at 100% when I turned my phone off, when trying to turn it back on the red battery symbol showed up so I tried to charge my phone. The problem is when I plug in any charger the lighting ...
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Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin)

Does it look like a Fake iPhone 6 or original? Specially The accessories. I'm confused with power adapter (rounded Pin). I have only this two images. Thanks I just needed info on the USB charging ...
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Are 3rd Party Mac Chargers ok for using as spare parts to repair an original charger?

My original Macbook Air charger (5 years old) still works great, but the cord after the power block is torn up and all the sheathing is almost off. The bottom point (including the brick) work great ...
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What is the maximum wattage an iPhone X will support for wireless charging?

The existing chargers on the market are all either 5W or 7.5W for their charging capacity. While higher capacity chargers dont exist on the market, what is the theoretical maximum that an iPhone X ...
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What happens if I use a 60W rated USB-C cable to charge my Macbook from the 85W power brick?

Will they still be able to negotiate the correct charging amount of 60W and not overload the cable?
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My MBP will only charge with a T shaped magsafe now

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) which came with a L shaped magsafe charger. I have been having problems for sometime now, wouldn't charge properly, cut off randomly, charger would cut out/...
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USB-C to MagSafe 2 Adapter

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro with a MagSafe 2 charging cable. My wife has a new MacBook Pro from 2016 with USB-C. I was wondering whether I could technically (in the matter of electronic feasability) use ...
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Only one USB-C port will charge my MacBook Pro?

I've had my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) for over a year and I've never had any problems with charging until now. I was always able to use both USB-C ports for charging, ...
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After heavy use, my big iPad has charged very slowly. What can I do besides the Genius Bar? Is there a different wall charger I should use?

During an inpatient stay, I had my 12.9” iPad Pro(Model A1652 EMC 2827), which I tried to use much of the time I was awake. The battery was depleted most of the time: I had it plugged into a wall ...
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MacBook pro charging light turns green and orange after some time

I have three 65 watt L type chargers. Problem is with one of my laptop (MacBook pro 13 mid 2012) during charging, charging indicator light turns green and orange after some minutes(its random time ...
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Will the “cracked” wire of a MacBook charger eletrocute me

The rubber wrap around the charger's wire is cracked, I can see the little wires inside. Will it electrocute me if I accidentally touch those little wires inside the rubber wrap?
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Can I charge my headphones with the MacBook 12" charger?

Can I charge my headphones with the MacBook 12" charger or should I use it for charging the MacBook only? The headphones are Plantronics BACKBEAT SENSE which have a USB-Micro charging port. I ...
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Anker Charger 45W for Macbook Pro 15 inch 2017

I have one curious question. Currently, I'm using the Anker Powerport+ 5 ports usb-c to charge my Macbook pro 2017 15 inches. The power delivery in the system report is 45W . Is it safe for the long ...
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My iPad is completely drained for almost 3 months

I left my iPad 2 unused for almost 3 months because I don't have a charger and no one wanted to use it so it's stucked and unused. When I bought a new charger for my iPad and charged it, the battery ...
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To maximize long-term battery life, should I increase brightness during charging?

My MacBook Pro can undergo 1000 charge cycles (using up the battery completely and charging it back to 100%) before the battery's life is reduced to 80% of what it originally was. Obviously, using ...
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Charge Apple magic mouse 2 using iPhone lightning Qi wireless charger

Can I charge Apple magic mouse 2 using iPhone lightning Qi wireless charger adapter and pad? It seams like it should work in theory, but I wonder if there is some kind of compatibility or feature with ...
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Macbook charger isn't working

My MacBook charger is supposed to pass 60 watts power, but it's passing only around 12 watts. Also, the green LED just blinks randomly. Should I get a new charger or something can be done to ...
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New USB-C charger to be used on an old MagSafe2 Macbook Pro

Are there any adaptors so I can use the new MacBook Pro USB-C Charger in my old Magsafe 2 MacBook Pro? I know one day I am going to buy the new MacBook Pro and my old original charger broke on a ...
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Early 2015 MacBook Pro battery not charging

My MacBook Pro battery is not charging for days. It only stops at 8% (not increase or decrease) when I plug in. In addition, the light at the end of charger does not turn on. What is the problem of ...
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iPad only charges up to 1% and at that, only if charged from 0%

I plugged my iPad 3 in order to charge it. However, after a couple hours I noticed that it hadn't been charging. It goes like this: First, it's completely off. Then, I plug it and charges up until ...
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When was the compact cube charger introduced for the iPhone?

Does anyone know when the compact cube charger was introduced for the iPhone? I am looking for an official source, either from Apple's website or an industry magazine / web article. It was 2008 at ...
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Danger of damaging 13" macbook pro by charging it with 85w charger? [duplicate]

We've got a range of laptops in our office all macbook pros some of which are 13" and some of which are 15". The 15" laptops came with 85w chargers, and the 13" came with 60w chargers. I want to ...
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Can I replace my charger twice if its under warranty?

I have a problem: due to high power electricity my charger was damaged and I had to replace it - an Apple 13 inch MacBook Air charger. This has happened already once before, a month ago, and now it ...
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Other than speed, is there a reason that a 10W iPad charger shouldn't charge a new MacBook Pro 2016?

Are there any reasons not to use a 10w ipad charger with a USB->USB-C cable to charge a new MacBook Pro 2016? Have the one charger that came with MacBook but would like to be able to plug in at office,...
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What are the minimum requirements to charge the 2016 MacBook Pros?

As the MacBook Pro 2016 series supports various USB PD profiles, I'm wondering whether they will also charge using other USB standards, for example: USB Type-C, 1.5A or 3.0A at 5V using the passive ...
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Can the iPhone 7 Plus battery be damaged by the use of an external battery charger?

When I bought the iPhone 7 Plus, I also bought a Mophie External Battery Charger, the Powerstation 2, I haven't used yet, so far the iPhone battery lasts long enough for me, but I read on an article ...
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I just tried to clean my iPhone lightning charger port with the graphite out of a mechanical pencil and now it won't charge at all

I have been having problems getting my iphone to charge once it's already plugged in lately. Like a bad headphone cable sometimes just wiggling it around gets the little lightning bolt to pop up over ...
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Does a 10W or 12W charger make an iPhone willing to boot up sooner?

I cannot be entire sure about this but it seemed to happen this way: When the iPhone 5, 6, or 7 was out of power, I could plug it into my car's USB charger or a portable USB battery charger for 10, ...
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What happens if you plug more than one charger in the new MacBook Pro (2016)?

Apple's controversial decision to convert all the ports on their 2016 MacBook Pro lineup to USB-C ports contributes to blur the difference between ports that supply power (such as a power adapters) ...
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Use iPad socket adapter with MacBook Pro charger

I have an iPad. Can I use its socket adapter (the part of the charger the connects to the socket) in my MacBook Pro charger
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Is there a way to determine which iphone charger is newer?

I've got 2 chargers (both EU) here: One from an iPhone 7 and one from the 6. Both are almost identical in terms of look and labels, besides the manufacturer: one is flextronics the other one is ...
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Recommended charger for iPhone 5?

I can see on the Apple store that the standard charger is a 12W charger. Since it "should" output 5V, I can conclude it outputs 2.4A (12W/5V=2.4A). Considering the above hypothesis correct, could ...
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iPhone 5 Charger Problem

About two weeks ago, my lightning cable was torn a little but it was working so I thought I don't need to replace it immediately. A few days ago, after a night of charging, when I woke up in the ...
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MacBook 2007 charger

I have a MacBook I bought in 2007 and the charger recently died on me. (I'm assuming the computer itself is still working). I did some research and ordered from Amazon a Magsafe1 60W charger, but ...