Unlike our some of our (current and past) competitors, we are harvesting our magsafe cables from Official Apple sources not Gray Market sources.
To prove it, you may request the above parts (Original box, AC cable, and Apple Brick) FREE when purchasing any of our All-in-one AC/DC adapters. Because you will not be using this adapter anymore (the AC/DC adapters already have this input), we will NOT be attaching a standard barrow plug on the end of this cable. We will put a standard barrow plug on the Apple AC adapter for a small fee (as of this posting for $9.95). Either of these items can be found from our Store parts page.
Bottom line, if the New Apple adapter you are purchasing is below 79.95, it’s from a Gray market source.
*Free with purchase of AC/DC All-in-one adapters ONLY (Mikegyver Power Travel Kit already includes this). Restrictions apply.
Ok, so here’s how we did it, however we don’t like re-inventing the wheel (rather then to improve on it) we going to refer you to ifixit.com on disassembly first.
Please do steps 1-14, and 22. Then come back here.
After you have disassembled your Mac mini, remove the power supply and re-assemble everything like so. Reconnect the power supply on the outside of the Mac Mini.
1) Cut the positive wires, and the Negative wires. Note the Middle wire:
2) Solder Pos wires together, and solder Neg wires together.
3) Find a wire and solder to it to make leads longer:
4) Solder the other end of the wire to a Panel mount DC jack:
5) Run it to the back of the Mac Mini where the AC cable used to plug in:
6) Find a Car cig plug (we sell them) and solder it to a 2.1mm plug:
7) Here’s how it looks fully assembled.
8) Plug in to the Mac Mini and you’re done!
NOTE: We tested with operating voltages of 10v all the way up to 15vdc, however we STRONGLY recommend you use a voltage regulator such as this from mp3car.com
The Car cig plug and all accessories can be purchased here (scroll to bottom).
For those who don’t want to do this yourselves, write us.
Modified Mac Mini 2010 using Pure 12v from your Car, Boat, RV!
BUT there is a price to pay... This will pretty much void your warranty if you bring it back in to Apple as is... It can be returned to factory state without much problems though.
Check back you’ll show you how we did it!
Let us know what you think by taking our Poll!
Because the Mac Mini has a built in power supply, we cannot simply plug in a converter like we did with the older Mac Mini’s. The older model we just swap out the external AC adapter and substitute with a PURE DC adapter. This makes it much more efficient and does not go through the crazy wasteful DC to AC to DC back and forth conversion.
The only option now without voiding your warranty is that you’d have to use an INVERTER... And as you know us, we HATE to do that.
So... We’re taking a poll. How much as you willing to pay for pure DC power source for your mac mini if it would mean modifying your Mac Mini and VOIDING the warranty?
This user is taking advantage of his Anton Bauer Power from his camera setup to run his Mac mini from Camera batteries and accessories!!
For the photographers, and film Industry people, Bring your project to us! We can make it happen! Got a Macbook Pro or Mac Mini, and want to use your 130wh Camera battery? contact us!
We are offering it with 90w (seen below), 120w for the Mac Mini’s.
Contact us if you want us to custom config this with another adapter such as the Kensingtons, or iGo.
Now available from our store page
New! Mac Mini External Battery
We're at it again!
World's First Mac Mini External Battery. No User mod required.
Great for those who is off the grid, our just want to run their Mac Mini more efficiently from battery.
Also makes a great Pure DC UPS. Perfect for the new Mac Mini server! Run your Mac Mini on Battery for hours!
More efficient then standard UPS Battery backups because you will not be converting from AC to DC to AC to DC!
Can run your Mac Mini for up to 6.5hrs!
Bundle this with our All-in-one adapters and power from Home, Car, or Boat! Ask us how!
Now available from our Store page (scroll to bottom)
Introducing our Second Generation Mikegyver Power Travel Kit!
It’s white , it’s beautiful, better built, and just matches!
Low power shut off at 9V, and over voltage protection. Also WILL NOT trip airline 70w limitation if you are charging a fully depleted Macbook Pro like most other solutions on the Market!
As before we are bundling this as a kit because of Apple’s patent. This is the ONLY way anyone can do it!
Here’s our part of our description that is pulled from our 1st gen description, as almost everything else is the same.
The Mikegyver Power Travel Kit includes the Apple Adapter and a Car/Airline DC adapter with genuine Apple magsafe connector.
1) It WILL charge the battery in Airlines/car while you use it.
2) It IS compatible with automobile power ports & Empower ports.
3) You will maintain FULL functionality of your Apple adapter & DC car/airline adapter
4) Users will be able to use optional accessories such as external Batteries
A few options when choosing this order:
You just buy our Apple adapter and DC car/Airline adapter straight out (No exchange).
1) You order conversion process.
2) We send you ONE Apple power adapter and ONE Car/Airline adapter with a converted plug with magsafe
3) You send back your old unmodified Apple power adapter with magsafe connector (As New working condition) and we refund $90.00 retainer.
User supplied option:
You send us your Apple adapter first, then we send back your converted Apple adapter and the DC car/Airline adapter.
DC car/air adapter has the following specs:
Empower plug built-in.
Genuine magsafe cable.
Please visit our Q&A section
Available now Please go to our Store page to see sale price! Please look for The NEW 2nd Gen Mikegyver Power Travel Kit Home, Car, and Air from our Store page.
Our adapters such as the “Mikegyver All-in-one” CHARGES both the iPad AND MACBOOK Pro AT the SAME time!!!
Pre launch special! The World’s Largest Macbook Magsafe Car Adapter Charger, JUST got BIGGER!
This All-in-one AC/DC adapter WILL charge BOTH Macbook Pro AND iPad from the same adapter!
Our All new Mikegyver ALL-in-One AC/DC adapter Car Airline adapter.
Charge your Macbooks, and ANY USB accessory such as your iPad! All at the same time!
90w AC/DC with USB port on side.
8v under voltage cut off
Multiple power tips for other laptops, some tips sold separately.
AC Input cord: 4 feet
DC Input cord: 2 feet
DC output cord including Magsafe cable: 5 feet
WILL NOT trip airline 70w limitation if you are charging a fully depleted Macbook Pro like most other solutions on the Market!
This is perfect for those looking for a compact sized adapter, but yet have the convenience of the USB port.
Plus you can replace your Apple adapter with this since you can plug into ANY power source!
Smaller then the Kensington 90w AC/DC adapter!
Check it out from our Store page!
Pre-Launch SALE! Available now! ONLY $149.95!
Here’s a recent custom mod we did for someone who wanted to extend the Mini display port, USB, and Magsafe combination.
Bring your question, and we’ll do it! email us!
But they said they do not have tips for the Mac Laptops.... Yes we do!... right here!
We’ll be looking at adding Targus to our line up of Power adapters for the Macbook line of computers.
in the meantime, you can still purchase their adapter charger and our magsafe cables to work with the full line of Mac laptops!
Check out our guide here