2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2013 12:35 PM by Linc Davis
ouma65 Level 1 Level 1

Hi, Can anyone please explain to me what purpose the detachable part of the Charger serves.  My charger has atear on the cord where it joins the charger and doesn't work now.  I was wondering if it couod be repaired or if the charges itself can be used after removing the small detachable portion.


  • PlotinusVeritas Level 6 Level 6

    thats for adding on a diff. plug for diff countries OR to add the extension cord for longer reaching.



    split cable at where in enters the charging block?  Hmm, yes, youd need a new charger.


    been winding it too tight?


    Contact Apple for a look and replacement, or you can purchase a replacement.   But see what your Apple store says.



    Careful with your charger and its cable

    Do not make any hard bends or folds in your charging cable, or wind it tightly, always make either circles or loose loops when winding your cord up for storage. Also do not, as many people have seen, unroll your charger block from the magsafe end by letting the charger drop and unroll itself like a yo-yo, this is both hard on the charger and its connection points at both ends.



  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    The AC cord is interchangeable with a part that lets you plug the adapter directly into a wall socket.