Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)
Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)
The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone trips over it, the lead disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook Pro 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 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 with MacBook Pro with Retina display.
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.
Ratings & Reviews
This charger gets extremely hot and the cable is very weak. Not a good design at all had to buy another one. I hope apple refund m This charger gets extremely hot and the cable is very weak. Not a good design at all had to buy another one. I hope apple refund my money on the product. …
- Written by E O from luton
122 of 141 people found this useful
This product is a potential fire hazard - beware!
The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the main unit melted exposing the internal wires. In the process it melted a hole in the carpet it was sitting on. Overheating seems to be a recurrent problem with this design. Tomorrow I will see what the Mac Store has to say about this. I assume that they will replace the product for free. …
- Written by Neil M from Birmingham
110 of 134 people found this useful
Quality - I think not
After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a heavy user but the charger had now 'frayed' at the mag 2 connector showing the metal grading around the cable itself. It is a poorly designed and poorly constructed piece of equipment which lets down the whole product. I just wonder what Apple were thinking of....... …
- Written by Eric H from Wolverhampton
84 of 92 people found this useful
One star too much
My charger has not lasted well. the AC connection side from the charger to the laptop has failed.
It deteriorated very quickly in My charger has not lasted well. the AC connection side from the charger to the laptop has failed.
It deteriorated very quickly in a matter of days, as well as being very very hot. the plastic white casing was infact tarnished form the heat.
The cord deteriorated further the next day revealing the wire casing, then finally the inner plastic core. When I tried to press it together with my fingers to wrap it with electrical tape it burnt my fingers it was so hot, and upon fiddling more started to spark.
My nearest apple store is over an hour away with no appointments for 5 days, or I can have a new one sent out against a credit card; which would then be charged depending on whether it was classed as "accidental" or "strain relief". Pathetic. …
- Written by Richard W from Keighley
Go back to the "L"
I'll be your first customer.
The new one doesn't work in a lap, on a blanket, any surface that isn't flat. I like to surf in th I'll be your first customer.
The new one doesn't work in a lap, on a blanket, any surface that isn't flat. I like to surf in the AM with my legs crossed on my couch, and I have to hold the laptop at a 45 degree angle so my leg doesn't push the protruding charger up (and off). With my mid 2010 Macbook Air, the charger hugged the laptop body and exited the back. Never even thought about it being there. THATS a good charger. …
- Written by Justin T from Los Angeles
Constantly falls out
The magsafe on my last Macbook Pro was an excellent piece of design. It stayed firmly in place unless yanked out from the socket The magsafe on my last Macbook Pro was an excellent piece of design. It stayed firmly in place unless yanked out from the socket - something that saved my machine from going crashing to the floor on a number of occasions. The L-shape attachment allowed it to fit snugly against the side of my machine and rarely if ever became unattached if knocked.
The new magsafe 2 is a marked contrast. The slightest pull or knock pulls it from the socket and when I am using it on my lap I can guarantee that in the space of an hour it will fall out more than once. A really duff piece of design which is surprising from the Apple design team. …
- Written by Jim M from london
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How long does it take to fully charge a MackBook Pro with Retina Display?
- Asked by Jari S
From 0% battery life, mine charges up to full in approximately 2-3 hours
- Answered by Jun Hao T
what is the use for the 2 little wings you can flip open on charger ?
- Asked by Hannah C
It's to coil the cable around whilst storing/travelling, along with the little clp on. The cable to It's to coil the cable around whilst storing/travelling, along with the little clp on. The cable to secure the coil …
- Answered by Matt P
when the battery is fully charged, does the ac adapter recognize it and stop charging?
- Asked by Efrain C from Milwaukee
Hello Efrain, sure it does! Once your charger turns green it indicates it's fully charged and theref Hello Efrain, sure it does! Once your charger turns green it indicates it's fully charged and therefore stops charging the battery but uses the extra current for the computer itself. …
- Answered by Omar G from Los Angeles
Hi, I'd like to know if this is compatible with a 15'' Macbook Pro Late 2008? Thank you
- Asked by Phillip S
No a 85W MagSafe 2 power adaptor is not compatible with a 15" Macbook Pro Late 2008, only a 85W MagS No a 85W MagSafe 2 power adaptor is not compatible with a 15" Macbook Pro Late 2008, only a 85W MagSafe 1 Power adaptor. If you're looking for a 85W MagSafe power adaptor go to the apple store or apple.com. MagSafe 1 and 2 power adaptors are 2 different sizes.
Source: Mac Tracker App from the app store. …
- Answered by Tyson H