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
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
601 of 752 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
454 of 581 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
207 of 231 people found this useful
It's a good product, decent implementation.
The magnetic release has saved my laptop several times, with pets and kids. It isn't perfect, and it isn't cheap, but it's only a The magnetic release has saved my laptop several times, with pets and kids. It isn't perfect, and it isn't cheap, but it's only a bit expensive and you get that peace of mind. Are we all so spoiled that we can't remember how it was like in the old days of dropped computers and broken ports. I've replaced a MagSafe (old style) and the Apple store in Manhasset didn't even charge me. I've also replaced laptop motherboards from two other manufacturers after the charging ports broke from yanking. Guess which I'd rather do again?
They aren't perfect, again, but given that you need to plug your computer in once in a while, it is likely the best we can do with today's technology.
Currently I'm using a year-old MagSafe 2 that has not frayed like my last Macs', and I use it every day and am rough with it (one of the wings has snapped off!) and it still holds up. If you take care of it and not try to use it under the covers of your bed or in a moving vehicle (as one reviewer complained!) you're going to be fine with it. If it fails, you can return it anyway or go to an Apple store to plead your case. Unless it is smashed they'll just replace it for you.
Really, all this dislike. What are you guys doing with these things?
Oh, and make sure you have an official Apple charger before complaining here. There are $50 counterfeits all over eBay and the Amazon marketplace. Google it, some have disassembled the frauds and exposed the inferior and dangerous components within. An official Apple made charger shouldn't break in six months unless you dropped it or got it wet. …
- Written by George O from Bayside
It charges the computer but you have to make sure you don't do anything with the computer or it will fall out. Seriously any littl It charges the computer but you have to make sure you don't do anything with the computer or it will fall out. Seriously any little movement will knock this thing right out of the charge port. It's frustrating. Not only that but the cord is so cheaply made! Mine frayed and broke within a couple of weeks and it was neatly plugged into the wall the entire time. Using this tiny cable and expecting it to hold up is ridiculous. Though it is frayed, has metal sticking out, and is a HUGE fire hazard, it still works (sometimes). Paying eighty bucks to replace it is an obnoxious price to pay for something so cheaply made. …
- Written by Sarah S from Rochester
Worst product to be carry Apple logo
T style magsafe is worthless. A touch in any direction and it gets detached. The first one's adapter-to-computer cable snapped wit T style magsafe is worthless. A touch in any direction and it gets detached. The first one's adapter-to-computer cable snapped within 6 months. The second one is already showing signs of wear n' tear. Awful. And what is significantly more frustrating is another gimmick pulled by apple that my older adapters magsafe don't fit the new computers! …
- Written by Amirali H from Los Angeles
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
wood this fit my 17 macbook pro year 2010
- Asked by Antonino L from Lodi
- Feb 13, 2015
what is the use for the 2 little wings you can flip open on charger ?
- Asked by Hannah C
- Aug 12, 2012
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
- Aug 12, 2012
can i use power adpter megasafe 2 using adapter to work in macbook pro 15 2012.?
- Asked by Rogerio A from Sao Paulo
- Dec 14, 2014
How long does it take to fully charge a MackBook Pro with Retina Display?
- Asked by Jari S
- Aug 4, 2012
From 0% battery life, mine charges up to full in approximately 2-3 hours
- Answered by Jun Hao T
- Sep 5, 2012
Will the 85w magsafe 2 charger works better than 45w magsafe 2 for macbook air?
- Asked by Minjun K from Cupertino
- Oct 24, 2012
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
- Jan 24, 2015
Which cable for charging do I need for Mac 17 inches
- Asked by James K from Lander
- Jul 28, 2014
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
- Nov 22, 2014