Yesterday i realised that my laptp's chargeplug is grenade ring.
Remembered about MagSafe, and thought - what if implement that shiet by myself in laptop?
Tried to google - nothing like this, only apple things.
Tried to find any LAPTOP ports - zero results, only cables and plugs.
Does anybody tried to do such ting?
Magnet holding for chargers discussion thread go!
Hackaday has some shit
kinda usefu links. Thanks.
but i want to implement it INSIDE of laptop hull, so it will not be ripped of by accident.
Sadly, there is not so much space on my laptop. PLus, its curved.. picrelated is my laptop. HP.
I don't know anything about buying parts for this but I know apple took the idea from deep fryers which all have a magnetic cord so you don't dump boiling oil all over yourself. Maybe looking in that direction could help?
I did this on mine. Removed one of the five usb ports by desoldering it, wired it up. Works well, only trouble is that if the pins don't line up while connecting, it shorts (the, magsafe has electronics to prevent this, obviously, but, my laptop used a different voltage so I removed them)
Yeah, it's simple enough to make, but Apple thought of it and Apple patented it, which is why you only see it in their products, and are having such trouble just buying one.
inb4 "that was obvious I could have thought of that": so why the fuck didn't you? Magnets and power leads have been around longer than Apple has.
it looks like it can be solved smooth - 2 small screws taht will hold magsafe on side of my laptop. but its will not be so elegant ias i wanted. But that way will not require any hull modifications..
If you want a similar thing, but implemented only using friction, the USB inline releases from the Xbox and Xbox 360 will probably do the job.
Stick one in your power cable a few inches downstream from the real connector, and it'll disconnect there first.
Do you only want a solution to the problem that a sudden pull on the cable could move your laptop, with all the disastrous consequences such a move might have, or do you want a magnetic connection "just because"?
If the former was the case, I'd simply cut the cable 10cm from the end and install an ordinary DC connector like pic related. These are not too hard to umate, so a pull on the cable will rather make the connectors umplug instead of moving your laptop.
its not "apples", chineese deepfryers have been using this kind of magnetic plug for years.
I want you to stop and consider the fact that apple has never invented anything, the term "iphone" wasnt even their idea. iInfogear made the "iphone" in the 1990's.
>Yeah, it's simple enough to make, but Apple thought of it and Apple patented it, which is why you only see it in their products, and are having such trouble just buying one.
I have a counter-top deep fryer made by Hamilton Beach that has a magnetic connector for the power cord. Mebbe Apple just got the patent for computer cables?
anyway you could make one externally (in the existing cord) way easier than you could make one hidden internally in the laptop
Ive never "accidentally" ripped a device off of wherever its sitting.. I think the fact that they had to incorporate this in there to further childproof their devices just further shows the incompetency of their users.
Because when your oil catches fire and you're like oh shit and in your panic attempt to move the unit outside but forget to unplug the unit first.
>inb4 putting the lid on to smother the fire
You habitually wave that shit around your laptop?
Anyhoo, you can't short Magsafe, because it only turns the power on when it detects the correct resistance across the pins.
The very worst thing that'll happen is that you need to pick some crud out your port.