Macbook charger teardown: The surprising complexity inside Apple’s power adapter


A teardown of a Macbook charger by Ken Shirriff:

Have you ever wondered what’s inside your Macbook’s charger? There’s a lot more circuitry crammed into the compact power adapter than you’d expect, including a microprocessor. This charger teardown looks at the numerous components in the charger and explains how they work together to power your laptop.

More details at Ken Shirriff’s blog.

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  1. I like how they use decent Caps. You have to admit that every apple power supply has been pretty darn good.. even the old apple 2 power supply was built really good.. It was also quite small for the time. There are of course some bad ones.. the yo yo power supply that was recalled .. woops.. hehe

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