Overdesigned Power plug - 15AMP

Created at: 2021-04-14 03:44:43
Questioner General

I brought new iMac 24" and shocked to see 15amp power plug , being a desktop I have route it thru UPS . What was need when all APPLE products I use including iMac 2011 level model works with 5 amp source. In USA the plugs look normal for the same model so why so this inappropriate design for Indian customers



It is big disappoint you cannot power on your brand new iMac through house hold power sockets and added to the misery cannot recharge Magic mouse or Magic keyboard . Now i have to hunt for a 5 amp to 15 amp converter.



The excitement of getting new iMac and unpacking was lost due , such a poor design by Innovative company.

Answer #1:

By: Dexter Schroeder

I brought new iMac 24" and shocked to see 15amp power plug , being a desktop I have route it thru UPS . What was need when all APPLE products I use including iMac 2011 level model works with 5 amp source. In USA the plugs look normal for the same model so why so this inappropriate design for Indian customers



It is big disappoint you cannot power on your brand new iMac through house hold power sockets and added to the misery cannot recharge Magic mouse or Magic keyboard . Now i have to hunt for a 5 amp to 15 amp converter.



The excitement of getting new iMac and unpacking was lost due , such a poor design by Innovative company.

Answer #2:

By: Maci Baumbach

I suggest that you direct your concerns directly to Apple by submitting them at this link: Product Feedback - Apple

Answer #3:

By: Wilford Bins V

No you don’t, this has come up before. Connect to UPS 5A, no problem. The rating is a maximum rating, it’s not indicative of what the iMac draws. Rest assured it’s far less than 5A.

Answer #4:

By: Verla Crooks

It not what power it draws , I am talking of plug physical design as the sockets for 15 amp is differently designed than 5 amp . Households socket for normal are designed for 5 amp socket head and are the most popular and widely used.

Answer #5:

By: Merritt Pfannerstill

You’re talking about your UPS socket being incompatible with the Apple power cable plug. An electrician can take care of it, Amps are not involved. Alternatively, you can skip the UPS and plug it direct to the wall socket, it’s not a must. The iMac is designed to recover from sudden power fails. To protect against data loss, use backups in parallel with programs that come with auto-save functionality.



All the best!

Answer #6:

By: Enrique Larkin

What are you talking about? Apple's are built to code specifications and with that being the case, the power cords are standard and compatible with all modern electrical system. You may need and adapter if you don't have a grounded system, but that's on you, not Apple.

Answer #7:

By: Kali DuBuque

What country are you in? That might be where the confusion lies.

Answer #8:

By: Sophia Eichmann

“for Indian customers”

That would be India. No confusion.

Answer #9:

By: Jack Dickens

Obviously the confusion lies in my reading comprehension.

Answer #10:

By: Carmella Greenfelder IV

Issue closed

Answer #11:

By: Dorothea Bailey

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