The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display, or MagSafe Power Adapter to charge your MagSafe 2-equipped Mac computer.
What's in the Box?
- Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter
- 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
- 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
- Apple Thunderbolt Display
- Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adapter
- Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air with MagSafe 2 power port
Ratings & Reviews
Good, but What about MS2 to MS1?
This does what its supposed to I also need MS2 to MS1. I routinely carry around 2 macbooks we need the other way around also...
- Written by FAHAD S from Fremont
504 of 642 people found this useful
Works but easily detached
The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina.
The converter's m The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina.
The converter's magnet attaches to the power supply's old MagSafe connector very effectively. The magnetic connection between the converter and the MacBook isn't as strong. The problem is that the old MagSafe adapter and the converter is now long enough that leverage makes it very easy to disconnect from the MacBook. This is very annoying, especially if you hold the MacBook in your lap while using it. …
- Written by Todd M from Garner
233 of 265 people found this useful
Great way to extend the life of existing adapters
Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but th Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but this is better than replacing the monitor!
As for the other reviewer complaining about having to replace his existing adaptors - that doesn't make sense. His existing adaptors work with his older machines, and with this they now work with his new machine. The only potential problem is if he is planning on a new location with only the new power adaptor... Inconvenient, sure - but hardly forced to buy a bunch of new stuff to replace his existing. …
- Written by Eric E from Manassas
201 of 246 people found this useful
TERRIBLE. I've bought 4. They all fail.
Come on, Apple. This is ridiculous. I have 4 or 5x 85w MagSafe1 chargers; a few at home, one at a cabin, one at work, the power Come on, Apple. This is ridiculous. I have 4 or 5x 85w MagSafe1 chargers; a few at home, one at a cabin, one at work, the power adapter on my Thunderbolt display.
I'm not going to buy new chargers for every place I go to. I'm not gonna buy a new $1000 Thunderbolt display just because you changed the power connector. I'm not going to carry my 1 MagSafe2 charger everywhere I go. Instead I'm going to keep fiddling with these lousy adapters and hoping they work, rotating them 5 times, waiting to see if the green light comes on.. waiting to see if it charges, or just supplies power and no charge, or doesn't work at all.
Make a MagSafe to MagSafe2 Converter that actually works properly and lasts more than a few months. And then send them to us. …
- Written by Reid C from Belmont
2 of 2 people found this useful
Rarely works as just a small movement/rotation of the converter doesn't make the power adapter work. Really poor design, Apple sho Rarely works as just a small movement/rotation of the converter doesn't make the power adapter work. Really poor design, Apple should do something to fix it …
- Written by Stefano D from paris
3 of 3 people found this useful
Give me a break
I'd like to give this rating a 0 rather than a 1. Ok, it does do what it's supposed to do...that gets 1 point.
But, riddle me I'd like to give this rating a 0 rather than a 1. Ok, it does do what it's supposed to do...that gets 1 point.
But, riddle me this Batman, what was wrong with the old MagSafe design? From what I can tell, they added 1mm of extra metal and now charge $9 for an extra gizmo that sorta works when it wants to.
Oh, least I forget, they go bad after 4 months.
YES, a simple pass through wire job goes BAD AFTER 4 MONTHS--and it's not covered by warranty.
Welcome to the new Apple. …
- Written by Eric B from Houston
5 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
MagSafe to MagSafe2 & rMBP - Does it charge the rMBP while in use?
- Asked by Michael M from Highlands Ranch
I am not a Genious Bar Apple employee but I do own a 13" MacBook Air, the 13" MacBook (Mid 2005), 15 I am not a Genious Bar Apple employee but I do own a 13" MacBook Air, the 13" MacBook (Mid 2005), 15 inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2008), 13" Macbook Pro (Mid 2011) and two White mid 2006 MacBooks-- Just to name a few
The air requires 45 watts, MacBooks require 60, and the 15"/17" Pro's require 85 watts.
45w Megsafe Air charger will only charge the Air although a higher watt charger will charge it as well
60 Watt Mega safe. Charger that comes with the all 13" MacBook's and Pros are as well as the air
Whilst the The 85 watt Megasafe charger is intended For Macs 15" & 17"; it is my charger of choice b/c it charges all Intell based Macs including the air …
- Answered by Joseph A from Livonia
can i use the magsafe to magsafe 2 converter on my old magsafe charger to charge my 13" macbook pro late 2011 model?
- Asked by George A from Los Angeles
I have the oldest MagSafe charger, the 85-watt version that came with the original Intel MacBook Pro I have the oldest MagSafe charger, the 85-watt version that came with the original Intel MacBook Pro (early 2006) and it works perfectly with my current 13" MacBook Pro (late 2013) using the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter.
So if your "old" MagSafe charger is equal to or greater than the wattage of your "new" MagSafe 2 charger, it will charge your computer. I do it every day. …
- Answered by Donald T from Louisville
Is this incompatible with MagSafe Airline Adapter?
- Asked by Eunsoo R from Hoffman Estates
Tested with combination of Airline Power Adapter and MacBook Air (2012) and working fine (on America Tested with combination of Airline Power Adapter and MacBook Air (2012) and working fine (on American Airlines seat power). …
- Answered by Hugh M from Fairview
Can I use this mag safe converter with a 27-inch LED cinema display 2 and my new retina display 15" macbook?
- Asked by Helen T from Sydney
The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacB The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacBook Pro without any issues so It should be fine with the 27" Cinema LED Display. …
- Answered by George K from South Hurstville
Can an original 60W MagSafe power adapter be used with the 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display?
- Asked by Susan M H from Buffalo City
Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
Yes, but you need to buy the Magsafe to MagSafe 2 adapter.
- Answered by Josh B from San Francisco
Is it better to get the adapter or just buy a new Magsafe 2 power supply?
- Asked by Henry H from Palo Alto
My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old ch My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old chargers plugged in to your desk at home (or wherever you normally charge at home) with this adapter.
Save your new adapter for "mobile" use... take it with you when you travel.
I have my old, original magsafe adapter that came with my Jan 2006 macbook pro plugged in at my desk at home. It's lasted so long simply because it stays in that one location and never moves. So leave your old charger at home with the magsafe adapter since the old one is more likely to fail if you continue to use/abuse it (simply because it's older). …
- Answered by Steven E from Jericho