Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)
Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)
The 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector that ensures your power cable will disconnect if it experiences undue strain and 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 will light up; an amber light lets you know that your portable 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 users 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 with 15- or 17-inch MacBook Pro.
Ratings & Reviews
Not compatible with older Macbook Pros
The MagSafe connector on this power adaptor does not fit older models of MacBook Pro. This newer connector is marginally smaller a The MagSafe connector on this power adaptor does not fit older models of MacBook Pro. This newer connector is marginally smaller and does not fit snugly into the socket on the computer. I bought two of these at the Apple Store, Regent Street which didn't work, and I was eventually advised to buy the older part number MA938B for my January 2008 MBP. Check before you buy! …
- Written by Nick S from City of Westminster
425 of 496 people found this useful
They kinda fixed teh second most important problem...wow great job
While its fine and dandy that they changed one end of the cord, its the other end that is most likely to malfunction. I love my ma While its fine and dandy that they changed one end of the cord, its the other end that is most likely to malfunction. I love my macs no doubt about it - but the magsafe adapters make me hate apple. The magsafe is such an expensive devise and at the same time the cord is so prone to braking off where it is connected to the charger. And then you cant just buy a new cord...you HAVE to buy a whole new charger...this is both very bad for the consumer and also for the environment. I really hope apple will soon realise that this way of milking costumers is not viable in the 21th century.
So I beg you Apple: please fix the real problem and make a magsafe with a detachable cord. …
- Written by Hakim Jonas G from København N
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Fully compatible with older MacBook Pros
It works fine, and fits exactly the MagSafe power port on my late-2007 15-inch MacBook Pro, even though the computer was originall It works fine, and fits exactly the MagSafe power port on my late-2007 15-inch MacBook Pro, even though the computer was originally supplied with a "T" style MagSafe connector. Buy with confidence. …
- Written by WILLIAM B H from Cambridge
203 of 247 people found this useful
Very poor, extremely poor..
I've just had my 3rd 85w MagSafe power adapter fail on me.
My adapter is in the one location, they do not get moved from my of I've just had my 3rd 85w MagSafe power adapter fail on me.
My adapter is in the one location, they do not get moved from my office desk, yet the end keeps wearing out first the rubberised coating wears out at the "L" shaped end that connects to my MBP, then within months the charger stops charging.
Not really good enough for the amount of money that you're paying each time. I adore all Apple products but have to say that I loathe the Magsafe Adapters. I really don't understand why Apple don't sell the connector unit on it's own as the adapter and wall plug section is still in perfect working order and it seems that this a waste of money and not that environmentally friendly as each time I've purchased a replacement I have a huge part of the adapter made redundant.
I would think that with Apple's think tank and so many unhappy customers complaining for so many years that a solution could've been found by now. Or is it a case of finding ways of making perpetual income from Apple devotee's. …
- Written by Jennifer L from Exeter
Holy moly what a bad design!
I like to work in clamshell mode with one single large desktop screen, and also have to go to meetings a lot. Coming back from a m I like to work in clamshell mode with one single large desktop screen, and also have to go to meetings a lot. Coming back from a meeting, I have to go through a process of plugging in the power and then gingerly moving the machine into place without knocking the stupid thing out, whereupon clamshell doesn't work and the screen goes blank. Recently it's taken to not supplying any power at all for up to 20 mins after being plugged in before eventually deciding to do it. A colleague's recently burnt out (literally).
It's the year 2013! If you can't build 100-year old transformer technology reliably by now you need to get out of the component business. This item is £65 with a value for money of nil. …
- Written by Jonathan B from London
I am now looking at buying my 3rd charging cable! The first cable frayed (in the exact place many people here have mentioned) and I am now looking at buying my 3rd charging cable! The first cable frayed (in the exact place many people here have mentioned) and my second one (brought only 8 weeks ago) just made a flash and gave off a burning electronic smell (from the adaptor box) and is now not charging my Macbook Pro.
Really not looking forward to having to buy a new one so soon! I was advised before moving from New Zealand to the UK that it would be fine to use and voltage would not be an issue etc.. :/
The cable cost $120 (NZD) and here in the UK it's about the same £65
- Written by Melissa P from London
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Yes, the computer knows how much power to draw, and using an 85W adapter on your 13inch MBPro will b Yes, the computer knows how much power to draw, and using an 85W adapter on your 13inch MBPro will be perfectly safe. …
- Answered by Ryan J from Orlando
The computer will pull 85W from the charger no matter where you bought the computer or the charger. The computer will pull 85W from the charger no matter where you bought the computer or the charger. If you buy a UK adapter to be used in the UK, no problems or questions.
IF you bought the UK adapter to be used in Canada, that would require looking up the power output of canadian plugs (assuming they use the same attachment) and comparing that to those of the UK
- Answered by Andrew B from Bristow
can the apple macbook pro a1286 power adapter work with the a1211
- Asked by Kelvin E
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What is this MagSafe 85W connector compatible with? New 15" MacBook Pro? 2011 13" MacBook Air? Both? Neither?
- Asked by Rod H from Calgary
Is the new version of the 85w MagSafe Power Adapter for the Macbook Pro compatible with the 2006 version of the Macbook Pro?
- Asked by Thai H from Lexington
No. It is not compatible. The newer metal grey MagSafe connector which has the cable in line with th No. It is not compatible. The newer metal grey MagSafe connector which has the cable in line with the body of the connector is slightly smaller than the older white plastic MagSafe connector where the cable sticks out at 90 degrees. Make sure you buy the same type as the original adaptor that came with your Mac. Use part number MA938B for the old-style adaptor. …
- Answered by Nick S from City Of Westminster
if i have a 13'' mackbook pro with a 45 w mag safe adapter can i use a 60w instead a 45 w????
- Asked by Laura B