The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display or MagSafe Power Adaptor 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 Adaptor
- Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adaptor
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air with MagSafe 2 power port
Ratings & Reviews
I keep losing it!
This converter works as expected, but I have an older MacBook Pro in addition to a new retina and I use the same power adapter to This converter works as expected, but I have an older MacBook Pro in addition to a new retina and I use the same power adapter to charge both. When I want to charge the older MacBook I have to take the converter off, and it is so small I keep misplacing it.
This converter should have a clip attached so that I can clip it to the power adapter cable when not in use. …
- Written by Robert P from Basingstoke
92 of 132 people found this useful
It's a hunk of magnetised aluminium - so it's very robust. The magnet is strong, so you can leave it attached to your power adapte It's a hunk of magnetised aluminium - so it's very robust. The magnet is strong, so you can leave it attached to your power adapter without fear of losing it. It would be nice if you could use it both ways, but as it is you can only use it to convert a Magsafe power adapter for use with a Magsafe 2 laptop, but what it does do it does well. …
- Written by Cameron T from London
42 of 49 people found this useful
Have 2 of them - both looses connection and they get extremely hot. The connectors on my Macbook Pro are miscoloured, and look bur Have 2 of them - both looses connection and they get extremely hot. The connectors on my Macbook Pro are miscoloured, and look burned. Would expect something this simple to work better. …
- Written by Mikkel Juul J from Hvalsø
33 of 54 people found this useful
Worked fine initially but started to lose connection and has now become totally unreliable. The light stays green indicating a ful Worked fine initially but started to lose connection and has now become totally unreliable. The light stays green indicating a full charge,when it's not, and it won't charge. I can only assume the little pins aren't making contact. I've tried to clean it but it's made no difference. …
- Written by E T from Kenmare
Great little adaptor...
Superb. Does exactly what it needs to. I'm using it on a power cable from a mid-2012 MBP to a 2014 rMBP. No issues with overheatin Superb. Does exactly what it needs to. I'm using it on a power cable from a mid-2012 MBP to a 2014 rMBP. No issues with overheating or slow charging as reported in other posts.
The magnet gives a strong, reassuring fit without losing its purpose. The only reason I'm not giving 5-star is that I feel Apple could have engineering a 'clip' so you can attach it to the cable as not to misplace it when not in use. I'm quite handy so I think I can cobble one together myself.
All-in-all if you have a spare older power cord and a newer Macbook it's a no brainer. …
- Written by Richard C from TELFORD
1 of 1 people found this useful
It doesn't actually work!?
I have one of these bought from a US apple store. I have a MacBook pro 13" that I bought this year in the US. I have a 2009 Macb I have one of these bought from a US apple store. I have a MacBook pro 13" that I bought this year in the US. I have a 2009 Macbook pro that I bought in the UK. I bought this adaptor so I could use my 2009 power supply with my recent laptop; same wattage power supply but for reasons I cannot fathom, this thing just doest not work.
So, I gave it 1 star. Ultimately I should have given the $10 to charity - at least then i would not have wasted the money. …
- Written by Tristan W from Blairgowrie
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have a car charger from my old MacBook Air with the MagSafe1 plug, so this adapter should work with my new MagSafe2 Air & old car charger, right?
- Asked by Alan G from Montclair
- Answered by Ryan F from Larkspur
what do I need to use my Ipad through my tv
- Asked by Trudy H from Irvine
You could basically do it three different ways.
First check if you TV has a VGA port on the back. You could basically do it three different ways.
First check if you TV has a VGA port on the back. If it does purchase a VGA adapter for your iPad and connect it.
If you don't have a VGA, check for a HDMI port. Purchase a HDMI adapter for your iPad and connect it.
The last way is the more expensive way, purchase a Apple TV and connect your iPad wirelessly to it. …
- Answered by Andrew M from Hopkinton
Is this incompatible with MagSafe Airline Adapter?
- Asked by Eunsoo R from Hoffman Estates
The Airline Adapter will NOT (I repeat, NOT) work with the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. This may be w The Airline Adapter will NOT (I repeat, NOT) work with the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. This may be why Apple discontinued the adapter, but Apple has not given a reason for discontinuing it.
To get technical, the Airline adapter transmitted an output of 16V. The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro wants a 20V input.
You may ask why older MacBook AC adapters work, and why Apple offered a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter. The reason is that the MagSafe AC adapters can modulate from 16V to 18.5V output. When a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is connected, the older AC adapters crank up to the max at 18.5V, which is close enough that in most cases... sufficient power is supplied.
I have not tested with the 13-inch Retina or the MacBook Air, but those appear to run at lower voltages (14.5V on the MacBook Air, for example). The Airline Adapter may work on those systems. …
- Answered by Christopher P from Chico
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
Is there either a 90 deg. MS2 power cord, or a 90 deg. MS1 to MS2 adapter (upward)? I am wanting to use my new MBAir with an "old" set of bookends.
- Asked by Wyatt F from Harvest
Can I use this mag safe converter with a thunderbolt 27 inch display and my new mac air?
- Asked by Oscar V from New York
Yes, you just attach the converter to the power cable from your Thunderbolt monitor. Then you will b Yes, you just attach the converter to the power cable from your Thunderbolt monitor. Then you will be able to connect your MacBook Air to your monitor. …
- Answered by Rao B from Springfield