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Another indirect evidence that it is OK to charge your MBA with an 85W magsafe is that the Thunderbolt Display has a magsafe cable that Apple claims is can charge up to 85W for either MBP and MBA, suggesting that the display is outfitted with an 85W magsafe that can be used for a lower watt MBA. If that is true, I would deduce that you can use an 85W magsafe adaptor to also charge a MBA. I've just got a MBP and MBA and swap the adaptors depending on convenience (i.e. I carry only the 85W around and use it to charge either laptop), and no ill-effect. Just my 2-cents.
Another indirect evidence that it is OK to charge your MBA with an 85W magsafe is that the Thunderbolt Display has a magsafe cable that Apple claims is can charge up to 85W for either MBP and MBA, suggesting that the display is outfitted with an 85W magsafe that can be used for a lower watt MBA. If that is true, I would deduce that you can use an 85W magsafe adaptor to also charge a MBA. I've just got a MBP and MBA and swap the adaptors depending on convenience (i.e. I carry only the 85W around and use it to charge either laptop), and no ill-effect. Just my 2-cents.

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Another indirect evidence that it is OK to charge your MBA with an 85W magsafe is that the Thunderbolt Display has a magsafe cable that Apple claims is can charge up to 85W for either MBP and MBA, suggesting that the display is outfitted with an 85W magsafe that can be used for a lower watt MBA.  If that is true, I would deduce that you can use an 85W magsafe adaptor to also charge a MBA.  I've just got a MBP and MBA and swap the adaptors depending on convenience (i.e. I carry only the 85W around and use it to charge either laptop), and no ill-effect.  Just my 2-cents.

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