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.
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
Magnet not Strong Enough
I have had all versions of MagSafe. The Original T, The L, and now MagSafe 2 with my MBP Retina display. I am a fan of the T des I have had all versions of MagSafe. The Original T, The L, and now MagSafe 2 with my MBP Retina display. I am a fan of the T design but the magnet holding it in is way to weak. I don't know if it is because its smaller profile, but I can barely touch my laptop without the thing falling out. It is becoming extremely annoying to the point where I might need to walk around with a brand new MBP with its power cord duct taped to it! I believe the magnets are in the systems itself but please Apple come out with a revised adapter with a second set of neodymium magnets in the charging tip to counter act the problem and grab the machine tighter. I'd rather it be bulkier and work properly. I understand the point that is supposed to break away, but not by a feather landing on it! We miss Steve Jobs. I hope this isn't the type of product glitches we will have to get accustomed to now. Apple is supposed to be Apple, This isn't Apple at all. …
- Written by ANDERS S from LEANDER
620 of 772 people found this useful
Love the rMBP, HATE the MagSafe 2
Why Apple? Why did you have to change back to the T charger? Im constantly having to plug it back in when the computer sits on my Why Apple? Why did you have to change back to the T charger? Im constantly having to plug it back in when the computer sits on my lap. Please bring back the L charger!!! …
- Written by Thijs T from Eldorado springs
469 of 598 people found this useful
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
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
Not especially pleased
My only complaint about the 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is that the rubber insulation on the cable leading from the T-connection t My only complaint about the 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is that the rubber insulation on the cable leading from the T-connection to the adapter "burns" off in just a few months, leaving the adapter's internal metal cable exposed and creating a potential fire hazard. A real drag, I must say! …
- Written by William G from LOS ANGELES
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
hello I have a question is this charger the right one to use for a MacBook Pro retina display from the late 2009? thanks for your advice
- Asked by Brenda Z from San Miguel De Allende
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