Magnetic plug

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Tomcct, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Tomcct

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 29, 2009
    Know the magnetic plug on the Apple MacBook?
    Brilliant idea. has often saved the MacBook from being pulled by the cable.

    I am looking for a 4 pole 5 Amp plug which will break connection when the device is inadvertently moved away, either as a result of moving or cable snagging, any ideas?
    Short of making such a plug, I was wondering if anything is on the market, where, how much etc.
    Thanks for yr thoughts and ideas
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  2. blueroomelectronics

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 22, 2007
    Yep it's pretty smart and Apple has a patent on it. So you won't be seeing them for sale anytime soon.
  3. BMorse

    AAC Fanatic!

    Sep 26, 2009
    My Frydaddy deep fryer has the same type of magnetic plug but it is only 2 contacts. From what google (mostly patent applications for magnetic plug and receptacles.) brings up, I think your best bet is to make one.....