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243 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2013 1:58 AM by John Lockwood RSS
msgufo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 19, 2013 9:07 AM

My late-2012 mini does not have the 3rd prong on the power plug.  What is the best way to safely plug into the wall?  I.E. grounding?  I'm in U.S. in a apt complex built @ 2004.  Is grounding something I need to be concerned about?  How is the mini 2 prong plug different from other electronics using the 3 prong plugs?  Thanks

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 500GB
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (134,950 points)
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    Jul 19, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to msgufo)

    No reason to ground the Mini/plug.

  • John Lockwood Level 5 Level 5 (5,075 points)
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    Jul 22, 2013 1:58 AM (in response to msgufo)

    The Mac mini uses an IEC C7 socket (female), and you plug in an IEC C7 cable (male) to whatever your wall socket uses.


    As it only has two pins on the socket of the Mac mini it is impossible to use an earth connection. This is not a problem this model Mac is designed to work safely without a mains earth connection.


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