Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air
Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air
The 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone should trip over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook Air stays put safely. It also helps prevent fraying or weakening of the cables over time. In addition, the magnetic DC helps guide the plug into the system for a quick and secure connection.
When the connection is secure, an LED located at the head of the DC connector lights up; an amber light lets you know that your notebook is charging, while a green light tells you that you have a full charge. An AC lead is provided with the adapter for maximum lead length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.
Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adapter has a clever design that allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage.
This power adapter recharges the lithium polymer battery while the system is off, on or in sleep mode. It also powers the system if you choose to operate without a battery.
Compatible only with MacBook Air featuring MagSafe 2 power port.
Not sure if this is the right power adapter for your Mac?
See this article for more details about choosing the right one.
Knowing which specific Mac model you have is important. If you are running OS X Lion (10.7) or later, go to the “” menu at the top left of your screen, choose “About this Mac” then click the “More Info...” button. Your Mac model and generation will be displayed.
If you are running an earlier version of OS X, you can enter your serial number here to find out which model you have.
Ratings & Reviews
Broke too soon
Quite careful with my equipment. This one simply stopped working under no significant stress conditions. Quality control alert.
- Written by Philip M from Wenatchee
454 of 500 people found this useful
Worst Apple product or accesory
This is like a bad dream. When I saw the reviews I thought they were joking. I feel like sending the entire laptop back because of This is like a bad dream. When I saw the reviews I thought they were joking. I feel like sending the entire laptop back because of the adapter. It falls off for no reason and gets in the way. Apple needs to do a recall. …
- Written by Victor A from Newark
370 of 420 people found this useful
Only read reviews of MagSafe TWO - it's TERRIBLE!
All these reviews saying they've had no problems for over 6 months are reviews for other models. The new MagSafe 2 hasn't been ava All these reviews saying they've had no problems for over 6 months are reviews for other models. The new MagSafe 2 hasn't been available for that long - only since the new 2012 MBA's came out in mid-June. The new MagSafe 2's charger attachment magnet is incredibly weak and will detach at the slightest provocation. Or unhappy thought. Or suspicious look. This product is terrible and Apple should fix this as soon as possible. …
- Written by Allison S from New Orleans
313 of 355 people found this useful
The connection from the power block to the thin cable is a poor design. This is my third magsafe
- Written by Steven H from edmonton
3 of 3 people found this useful
Poor design and poor quality. 3rd charger ordered for MacBook Air. Cord that attaches to computer is way too thin and wires break Poor design and poor quality. 3rd charger ordered for MacBook Air. Cord that attaches to computer is way too thin and wires break too easily. Then you can't purchase just that half of the charger, you must buy both halves of the cord at $79.00. I love Apple, but this is a terrible product that costs too much for how poorly it is made! Really deserves zero stars. …
- Written by Walter L from Fleetwood
1 of 1 people found this useful
Got the Macbook Air as a birthday gift just over a week ago used the charger once and tried to use it again the next day and would Got the Macbook Air as a birthday gift just over a week ago used the charger once and tried to use it again the next day and wouldn't charge. I teated it with total care: no drops, bumps, too hot, too cold. yet, it still broke. For £1000 Apple Product I wouldn't expect this to happen; especially since it came from the apple shop even my iPhone charger lasted longer than this one. Apple defiantly need to sort this out and soon. …
- Written by Tony F from Harlow
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What's the difference between MagSafe and MagSafe 2?
- Asked by Richard K from Absecon
- Jun 12, 2012
Compared to the magnificently engineered MagSafe Side adapter, the MagSafe2 cable Worth knowing:
Compared to the magnificently engineered MagSafe Side adapter, the MagSafe2 cable is stiffer, coils poorly and the connector protrudes about 3/4 inch from the body of the mac.
In my humble opinion it is not as elegant an industrial design solution as it's predecessor. …
- Answered by Peter F from New York
- Jul 28, 2012
What charger does my MacBook Pro 13 inch use and how many volts does it need to charge my MacBook Pro? My MacBook Pro is 2012.
- Asked by Kenny N from Nashville
- Aug 26, 2013
you can use the Apple 60W or 85W MagSafe Power Adapter NOT THE MAGSAFE 2
- Answered by Max B
- Sep 28, 2013
Can I use this adapter in Europe?
- Asked by Bogdan D
- Jul 8, 2012
The unit that I have (got it with the MacBook Air) has input: 100 – 240 V~ 50 – 60 Hz. These fit to The unit that I have (got it with the MacBook Air) has input: 100 – 240 V~ 50 – 60 Hz. These fit to European ratings.
It then depends on the connector. In Finland we have different connector from for example UK. So it really depends where exactly in Europe you are targeting. Usually travel adapters take care of the connectors.
So I would say yes, it works fine in Europe, just double check the input ratings, as always when connecting electric equipment. …
- Answered by Petri S
- Jul 31, 2012
What is the ouput current and voltage?
- Asked by Guoxing Z from San Ramon
- Oct 13, 2013
Guoxing, The 45W Magsafe 2 A/C adaptor that came with my new 13" Air says this (in a barely readabl Guoxing, The 45W Magsafe 2 A/C adaptor that came with my new 13" Air says this (in a barely readable very pale gray 3 or 4 point font) on the side of the white block:
Input: 100-240VAC 1A
Output: 14.85VDC 3.05A
- Answered by Ted B from Tappan
- Oct 18, 2013
Can I use this for my 15" Retina MacBook?
- Asked by Ali S from Irvine
- Nov 3, 2012