Will a laptop power connector kill you if you put the end in your mouth?
April 11, 2007 10:04 AM Subscribe
How dangerous is the business end of a Macbook MagSafe laptop power cable to a small child?
posted by Caviar to Computers & Internet (25 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Do laptop power cables have any sort of circuitry to prevent them from shocking you? The Macbook mag cables are pretty easy to pull out, and about the right size for a small child to decide that this should go in their mouth. Obviously, these should not just be left lying around where babies are playing, but when using a computer near a baby, there's always a danger that they'll reach out and grab something before you can stop them. The MagSafe connectors seem like a bit more risk because of the relatively little effort it takes to disconnect them.
How bad would this be? A mild shock? Fatal? I've never heard of a single case like this.
I already called Apple tech support. They couldn't answer the question and referred me to my local Apple authorized support dealer, who I don't really consider an authority on child safety. As you might expect, I'm somewhat reluctant to experiment.