Released on July 21, 2011. Core i5 or Core i7 Processor. Thunderbolt. This unit is also used to run the Mac Mini Server configuration.

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Why doesn't the Mac Mini have a grounded plug?

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I noticed my Mac Mini only uses a 2 prong plug. I didn't notice a grounded prong.

I remember reading on another forum that this is an intentional design - that somehow the mac mini's power supply and design compensates for not having a grounded plug.

Not being an Electrical Engineer, I thought I'd ask - is this true?

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The power brick convert AC to DC, so you don't need a ground plug with DC.

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It comes down the wattage drawn by the device. Here's bit more: Appliance classes which gets into it a bit. The standard in its self is not available online which gets into the wattage classes.

Here's a bit more on the connectors them selves: IEC 60320

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