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
222 of 249 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
174 of 185 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
184 of 211 people found this useful
What have you done, Apple?
This is the worst laptop accessory invented. First evening with my new MacBook Pro and I've disconnected the magsafe unwillingly o This is the worst laptop accessory invented. First evening with my new MacBook Pro and I've disconnected the magsafe unwillingly over a dozen times. What have you done?? The tiny lateral connector we had until now was perfect. …
- Written by Jean L from Pierrefonds
It is completely outrageous that a company like Apple would produce a charging cable like this for its products. This charger, lik It is completely outrageous that a company like Apple would produce a charging cable like this for its products. This charger, like all other Apple MacBook chargers I have owned, gets far too hot when a device is charging. The cable is also far too week and frays very easily, so much so that my current changer has now stopped working all together. I am now forced to spend over £60 purchase a new charger- you would think that after spending more than £1500 on a laptop that Apple would have the decency to at least sell additional chargers with some concession. This is also not the first time that an Apple charger of mine has become faulty: on my previous Macbook Air the cable broke and I had to purchase a new one, I have also had two official lightning cables which have also broken. I know that there are many others which have experienced similar problems and it is simply not good enough! …
- Written by Asa T from Glasgow
Very poor for such an expensive charger
I purchased my macbook pro only a year ago. Everything seemed fine for sometime until now the charger has started to play up.
A I purchased my macbook pro only a year ago. Everything seemed fine for sometime until now the charger has started to play up.
At first I just noticed a little tear in the main cable of the charger and thinking nothing of it, carried on using the product as normal.
However today the charger has stopped working and upon inspection I have seen that the wire has been totally burnt through and charred. I can no longer use it for fear of fire and will be forced to buy a new one.
With these chargers costing £65 each, I should not have to buy one every 16 months.
This charger needs to be redesigned (again) so that it is more robust and less of a hazard for users. …
- Written by Nicholas Y from London
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
wood this fit my 17 macbook pro year 2010
- Asked by Antonino L from Lodi
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
Will this work on my 13 in macbook pro with retina display? The late 2013 version?
- Asked by Jessica C from Verona
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
Will the 85w magsafe 2 charger works better than 45w magsafe 2 for macbook air?
- Asked by Minjun K from Cupertino
It should work the same. The charger doesn't "force" current into the computer, the computer draws It should work the same. The charger doesn't "force" current into the computer, the computer draws what it needs from the charger. The MBA will only draw 45W max so the 85w charger will easily provide the needed current. The problem happens when you try and use the 45w charger with the 85w computer. It will try to draw more current than the charger will deliver and that can cause problems. …
- Answered by Mitchell P from Carson City
Which cable for charging do I need for Mac 17 inches
- Asked by James K from Lander
Because Apple has ceased manufacturing of the 17-inch MacBooks, existing ones still use the MagSafe Because Apple has ceased manufacturing of the 17-inch MacBooks, existing ones still use the MagSafe 1 interface. A MagSafe 2 power adapter will not work with any of the 17-inch MacBooks. In conclusion, you will need a MagSafe 1 power adapter with an 85-watt rating. …
- Answered by Andy V from Braintree