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
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
235 of 262 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
190 of 201 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
197 of 224 people found this useful
Poor show. Apple you are stealing from your customers.
I wish there was a negative star rating for this product. This product is dreadful, but I find myself having to buy the second pow I wish there was a negative star rating for this product. This product is dreadful, but I find myself having to buy the second power adaptor since I purchase my mac book pro (making it three since purchase that have broken all in the same place). I simply do not have an alternative and I am frankly angry and disappointed at apple for not addressing this design issue.
80 1 star ratings Apple (mine will make it 81). How many people do you need to tell you that your product is pants?! As far as I am concerned you have stolen £130 for me. As a faithful apple user I feel thoroughly let down and ignored. …
- Written by Angela T from Brighton
Third replacement in 18 months!!!
This product is incredibly poor quality. I am now on my third replacement. Having just opened the box and plugged this third ite This product is incredibly poor quality. I am now on my third replacement. Having just opened the box and plugged this third item in for 10 minutes it is too hot to touch. I am really worried that it may cause a fire.
But what do I do? this is the official Apple item and I need to be able to use my Mac Book for work. Apple have me over a barrel! …
- Written by David M from Reading
Sorry excuse for a charger.
I purchased my Macbook Pro 15" Retina display 13 months ago with AppleCare for 1 year. My EXTREMELY well looked after charger brok I purchased my Macbook Pro 15" Retina display 13 months ago with AppleCare for 1 year. My EXTREMELY well looked after charger broke with no signs of wear and tear after it worked 10 minutes previously. I now have to pay £65 to replace it so I can complete work which is crucial due to the nature of my job.. After spending around £2500 on the laptop, I would have appreciated a charger which reflected the price I paid. Apple is undoubtably the best in my opinion, but this charger has drastically slowed down the process of my work due to having to borrow chargers. Seriously unimpressed with the cost of a replacement after only 13 months of the purchase of my Macbook especially if I'm likely to have to do this every year so I can make the use of my laptop. Gotta rush, I only have 3%... …
- Written by Bethany W from Kendal
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
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
wood this fit my 17 macbook pro year 2010
- Asked by Antonino L from Lodi
No. Apple says that this is not backward compatible.
- Answered by Chester W from Chatsworth
Can I use a 45w charger efficiently with a macbook pro (retina display)?
- Asked by Tori B from Wilber
You can use it but I do not recommend it because it really takes a long time for a full recharge.
- Answered by Aung Z from Perth
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
The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was released in 2012. Any computer from before then uses the old The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was released in 2012. Any computer from before then uses the older style connector. …
- Answered by Matthew G from Wilmington
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