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Released in November 2020, the Mac mini features Apple's Arm-based M1 SoC with both an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. (Model A2348/EMC 3569)

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Might it be possible to Mod this new model to have it run on DC?

Previous generations of Mac Mini had mods released that enabled them to be run off a 12V DC input - effectively bypassing the internal AC/DC power supply. This was popular amongst the audio crowd as it eliminated electrical hum from the power supply circuitry but also great for those wanting to run the Mini off of external batteries, which is what I want to do.

is the new design too tightly integrated to do this? Does it have different voltage requirements anyway making it more awkward to supply with power?

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It’s so new a system I don’t know of anyone who has done it.


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There are M1 Mac Mini tear-downs out there. The PSU is separate. It would be helpful indeed to power it with 12V, for instance from USBC Power Delivery. A mod available to buy would be great.


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Yes. there is this guy MikeGyver who will convert your system Power your Apple Mac Mini M1 from ANY 12v Power Source! that is doing it.

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There is a separate thread where others have attempted this with the 2018 Mac Mini and it appears to use the same connector/PSU as the 2020 Mac Mini.

What PSU connector is used?

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