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Windows 7: Power Adapter Problem

14 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (VM)
Power Adapter Problem

Hi everyone.

I know that this is not really entirely related to a Windows 7 computer and especially to these forums, but I really need some advice on this and it would be great if anyone who has experience in voltage, amps and safety for laptop power adapters would be perfect.

My friend has just traveled down to my house for a week but has foolishly forgot his plug for the power socket on his power adapter. He uses this for his computer. Again unrelated becuase it is an Apple 45W MagSafe2 adapter.

So I was wondering if he could simply use a cord like this one below to plug into the adapter?
Power Adapter Problem-img_20140714_225439.jpg

The black cord is 2.5A 250V~

The adapter is 100-240V~ 1A

These are both for input.

Any help would be greatly appreciated .

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

That white 'thing' appears to be for an Apple Macintosh MacBook/MacBook Pro [I have a MacBook Pro] and you might not be able use the black cord due to fit, the V-shaped notch in the black plug would have to let it be inserted. But it probably won't hurt to try as it's still a 110/120Volt source.

The MacBook power adapter also came with a piece that replaced that cord and has the prongs to plug directly into a wall socket/extension cord, maybe it's in his Notebook bag.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (VM)

Hi Berton, thanks.

I have also just discovered that I have another adapter similar to his one. I just replaced the power socket plug with my one and sloted it into his one and it worked! (The top plug bit)

He said he left his plug bit at home (Really weird why, Its like the most important piece!)

The black plug does fit, I have tried it before so I suppose that would work as well.

Thanks again for your help Berton since this was not the most appropriate post I have made before...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

14 Jul 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

You're welcome. One thing to watch on the MacBook is the difference between the straight and right-angle plug [computer end], usually different power ratings.
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