Making the Connecting Plugs for Macbook and IPhone Charger Interchangeable

6,117

27

4

Introduction: Making the Connecting Plugs for Macbook and IPhone Charger Interchangeable

About: humorous and energetic

All those who have a macbook and a mac charger for your iPhone know the problem: the connecting piece for your socket-outlets *should* be interchangeable, but only the short, direct plug piece really is. The piece with the cord is missing a dent. Or the mobile charger has a tiny bit too much plastic in it. That is what we are going to change. All you need is an electric hot cutter, a screw driver and a bit of patience.

Step 1: Using the Electric Hot Cutter

  • First, lay the connection socket of your charger free.
  • Then turn on your electric cutter so the blade becomes hot enough to use.
  • Next, take your electric cutter and cautiously cut the plastic tooth in your charger's socket. The plastic only takes a few seconds to melt, so be quick.
  • Now you can either try to use your hands or easily use your screw driver to break the plastic tooth away from its bottom.
  • Try on the cord plug. If it fits, you are done – if not, just take away a tiny bit more plastic with your electric cutter.

Step 2: You Are Done

Congratulations, now your mobile charger is even more versatile than before!

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Microcontroller Contest

      Microcontroller Contest
    • Automation Contest

      Automation Contest
    • Make it Glow Contest

      Make it Glow Contest

    4 Comments

    0
    ali6359
    ali6359

    5 years ago

    thats a good way to reuse a power cable

    0
    Just4Fun Media
    Just4Fun Media

    5 years ago

    Interesting modification. How long did it take?

    Have a great day!

    0
    dmalg
    dmalg

    Reply 5 years ago

    With preparing the working area ( i.e. cleaning the table) and using the hot cutter twice it took approx. 20 min.