The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display, or MagSafe Power Adapter 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 Adapter
- Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air with MagSafe 2 power port
Ratings & Reviews
Good, but What about MS2 to MS1?
This does what its supposed to I also need MS2 to MS1. I routinely carry around 2 macbooks we need the other way around also...
- Written by FAHAD S from Fremont
685 of 888 people found this useful
Works but easily detached
The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina.
The converter's m The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina.
The converter's magnet attaches to the power supply's old MagSafe connector very effectively. The magnetic connection between the converter and the MacBook isn't as strong. The problem is that the old MagSafe adapter and the converter is now long enough that leverage makes it very easy to disconnect from the MacBook. This is very annoying, especially if you hold the MacBook in your lap while using it. …
- Written by Todd M from Garner
310 of 355 people found this useful
Great way to extend the life of existing adapters
Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but th Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but this is better than replacing the monitor!
As for the other reviewer complaining about having to replace his existing adaptors - that doesn't make sense. His existing adaptors work with his older machines, and with this they now work with his new machine. The only potential problem is if he is planning on a new location with only the new power adaptor... Inconvenient, sure - but hardly forced to buy a bunch of new stuff to replace his existing. …
- Written by Eric E from Manassas
247 of 307 people found this useful
After a couple of weeks, the converter no longer will charge the battery. It does transmit power but without the ability to charge After a couple of weeks, the converter no longer will charge the battery. It does transmit power but without the ability to charge it is basically useless. Really disappointed. …
- Written by Alicia C from New York
I've been using this since I bought my retina Macbook Pro in Nov of 2013 to power my non-thunderbolt 27" Apple monitor, and it has I've been using this since I bought my retina Macbook Pro in Nov of 2013 to power my non-thunderbolt 27" Apple monitor, and it has never failed. It has never fallen off or failed to connect to my monitor. …
- Written by Sandra P from Hercules
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
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can I use this MagSafe to charge my MacBook Pro with my MacBook Air charger?
- Asked by Megha P from San Jose
- 12 13, 14
Yes, it will make it so the old charger will work with the newer MacBook
- Answered by Ethan S from West Lafayette
- 12 14, 14
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
- 11 25, 14
what do I need to use my Ipad through my tv
- Asked by Trudy H from Irvine
- 08 30, 14
- Answered by Nicholas M from Niles
- 10 11, 14
Is it better to get the adapter or just buy a new Magsafe 2 power supply?
- Asked by Henry H from Palo Alto
- 08 18, 12
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
- 10 16, 12
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
- 02 7, 13
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
- 07 23, 12
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
- 08 1, 12