2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2012 5:35 PM by Benway1
Benway1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi. My question is pretty much as the heading says :

Is it safe to use an 85watt adapter from a 2006, 17" macbook pro on a late 2011 15" macbook pro?


As far as I can tell from googling and searching around, it does appear that it is safe to do so.

Specifically this page



But I just wanted to double-check for confirmation that it is indeed safe to use the adapter from such an old mbook pro in a newer one.

The wattage is the same.


I wish to do so as I prefer the T-connector, and my older adapter has a much longer extension cord on it.


If not I may order another one from ebay.

Any idea how to check that an adapter from ebay is a true / legitimate / authentic apple adapter?


Thanks for your help.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)