The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adaptor 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 adaptor for maximum lead length, while the AC wall adaptor (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.
Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adaptor has a clever design that allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage.
This power adaptor 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.
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 ign 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
221 of 269 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 lap. Please bring back the L charger!!! …
- Written by Thijs T from Eldorado springs
172 of 207 people found this useful
Finally back to a T shaped charger! I've had many problems with the L shaped charger...
- Written by Jip V from Zevenaar
174 of 245 people found this useful
Worst Plug In-DO NOT BUY
This is the worst plug in. I slightly move my computer and the whole thing comes unplugged. I just read a review where somebody st ated that this charger controls them, and I completely agree. I have to constantly worry about the charger staying in. I had an old macbook 13 in., and that charger/magnet was great!!! It would stay plugged in when it need to, but unplugged if I tripped on it or something. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. …
- Written by Ryan L from woodbury
MagSafe 2 Adapter stopped working suddenly
I have MBP Retina display (1-month old) and today I observed that its MagSafe 2 Power adapter stopped working suddenly. No orange/ green lights. Tried changing power outlets but still no success. Luckily I had bought a spare one too. So currently using it for charging. But its really disappointing that within 1 month power adapter would die. Not a good sign Apple. …
- Written by Vivek S from Lowell
Just purchased a retina macbook and this is the only thing i cannot stand! I suppose it would work ok if the macbook is permanentl y sitting on a table. Every time i move the macbook it falls out, It is the weakest adapter i have come across. I had the L shaped one on my old macbook and had zero issues with it! …
- Written by Adam F
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Robin B from Hollywood
- 05 19, 13
Will MagSafe 2 from USA work in Europe with 220 v and plug adapter only? Or does it need a voltage converter?
- Asked by Martin L from New York
- 04 21, 13
The unit is labelled with an input from 100-240v, so it would seem you could just use a new plug, or adaptor. …
- Answered by Don M from Limehouse
- 04 29, 13
No it will not. MagSafe 2 is skinnier than MagSafe and will not fit your machine.
- Answered by Larry W from Clay Center
- 05 26, 13
- Asked by Amanda B from Amherst
- 08 23, 12
You will want to purchase a 60W adapter for use with your MacBook. This charger has a MagSafe 2 conn ection, which will not connect to your MacBook. …
- Answered by David V from Fairport
- 08 26, 12
- Asked by Semion L from Arad
- 02 28, 13
- Asked by Martha S from Atlanta
- 01 7, 13
No, you need the older magsafe 1 charger. The Magsafe 2 charger is only for macbook airs and retina models from 2012 …
- Answered by Joseph F from Valparaiso
- 01 24, 13