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Muffin
Muffin

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:45pm

Post Subject: Quasi Sine Wave/AppleMac

I have a Quasi-Sine Wave Inverter on board. Having recently bought an Apple MacBook, I would like some advice: 1. Can I run the MacBook via the Inverter supply. 2. If not - can I fully charge the MacBook battery without damaging it? 3. Is it possible to run a MacBook directly of the 12 volt supply (possibly using some kind of adaplor)? Any advise would be appreciated.

Tony-B...
Tony-B...

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:45pm

Post Subject: Quasi Sine Wave/AppleMac

Dear Mike, The Mac might run off a modified sine wave supply and it might charge the battery but the only people who can give you a definitive answer are either Apple (who will probably cover their backs and say no) or a reader who is actually doing it. Seeing the cost of Apple kit I am not sure I would try it. In general it should be far more efficient to run form a car adaptor than via an inverter and although most (but not all) PCs can run via adaptors from the likes of Maplin I suspect Apple will have made sure you have to use their own car adaptor - at the typical Apple mark up. A car adaptor should also charge its battery. Tony Brooks

Muffin
Muffin

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:21pm

Post Subject: Quasi Sine Wave/AppleMac

Thanks Tony for you prompt reply. Mike

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