Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)
Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)
The 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector that ensures your power cable will disconnect if it experiences undue strain and 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 will light up; an amber light lets you know that your portable is charging, while a green light tells you that you have a full charge. An AC lead is provided with the adapter for maximum lead length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives users 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 15- or 17-inch MacBook Pro.
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
They kinda fixed teh second most important problem...wow great job
While its fine and dandy that they changed one end of the cord, its the other end that is most likely to malfunction. I love my ma While its fine and dandy that they changed one end of the cord, its the other end that is most likely to malfunction. I love my macs no doubt about it - but the magsafe adapters make me hate apple. The magsafe is such an expensive devise and at the same time the cord is so prone to braking off where it is connected to the charger. And then you cant just buy a new cord...you HAVE to buy a whole new charger...this is both very bad for the consumer and also for the environment. I really hope apple will soon realise that this way of milking costumers is not viable in the 21th century.
So I beg you Apple: please fix the real problem and make a magsafe with a detachable cord. …
- Written by Hakim Jonas G from København N
475 of 506 people found this useful
Not compatible with older Macbook Pros
The MagSafe connector on this power adaptor does not fit older models of MacBook Pro. This newer connector is marginally smaller a The MagSafe connector on this power adaptor does not fit older models of MacBook Pro. This newer connector is marginally smaller and does not fit snugly into the socket on the computer. I bought two of these at the Apple Store, Regent Street which didn't work, and I was eventually advised to buy the older part number MA938B for my January 2008 MBP. Check before you buy! …
- Written by Nick S from City of Westminster
452 of 532 people found this useful
Fully compatible with older MacBook Pros
It works fine, and fits exactly the MagSafe power port on my late-2007 15-inch MacBook Pro, even though the computer was originall It works fine, and fits exactly the MagSafe power port on my late-2007 15-inch MacBook Pro, even though the computer was originally supplied with a "T" style MagSafe connector. Buy with confidence. …
- Written by WILLIAM B H from Cambridge
235 of 286 people found this useful
My wallet rinsed by Apple
So the adapter that came with my MBP finally gave in after three years. Three years! After an infuriatingly parting with £65 for a So the adapter that came with my MBP finally gave in after three years. Three years! After an infuriatingly parting with £65 for a plug at the Kingston Apple store, the new one that came out of the box seemed even more poorly made than my original. I am currently looking after the store receipt like a winning lottery ticket. Compared with my 6 year old Lenovo's adaptor - which has still literally ZERO wear despite being utilized across three continents - this thing is pathetic.
You know what power adaptor of mine also works? The one to my MEGADRIVE. Yep, I bought the good ol' Sega Megadrive years ago - second hand. This thing was abused! Chucked into the bottom of my backpack everyday after school to go round my mates and play Olympic Gold, with not so much as a velcro cord wrap for comfort. It survived parties, being tripped over, ripped out, coke spilt on it. It still works TWENTY YEARS LATER.
So well done Apple. You've sold me a £65 version of something 8 times as worse as something I bought second hand twenty years ago.
- Written by Daniel J from Norwich
Probably the worst charger I have ever used.
I have owned my Mac Book Retina for 14 months and I am on my 3rd charger. The design and build quality leave a lot to be desired. I have owned my Mac Book Retina for 14 months and I am on my 3rd charger. The design and build quality leave a lot to be desired. They break so easily and are very temperamental when they do work. Are there any 3rd party options out there, as I would like to try them out. …
- Written by Piotr L from Ealing
What a crock of *expletive deleted* - lots of stars rating
I have just got out of the first year of owning my MacBook Pro (by 4 days) and over this time the heat generated by the adapter ha I have just got out of the first year of owning my MacBook Pro (by 4 days) and over this time the heat generated by the adapter has alarmed me but as I was busy typing away at a Uni assignment, I smelled burning and was confused as to where it was coming from. After some searching around the room, I looked down to see my carpet melting and small flames beginning to lick around the cable where it enters the adapter body. Having read down these reviews just to see if I am getting the right adapter replacement, it seems that I will be paying for another very soon. I want to go and tare Apple a new one over this as had I not seen the start of this fire (say I were elsewhere in the house) it could have ended up in a disaster. Absolutely shocking. These should be recalled. …
- Written by Kathleen B from Diss
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can I use a 85W on my macbook 13"?
- Asked by Andy G from Newfane
Yes, the computer knows how much power to draw, and using an 85W adapter on your 13inch MBPro will b Yes, the computer knows how much power to draw, and using an 85W adapter on your 13inch MBPro will be perfectly safe. …
- Answered by Ryan J from Orlando
What do I need to use my Macbook Air laptop in Europe?
- Asked by Andrea R from Santa Cruz
The Apple power supplies are dual voltage (and dual frequency), so all you need is a European plug a The Apple power supplies are dual voltage (and dual frequency), so all you need is a European plug adaptor. …
- Answered by Drew W from Brooklyn
my power supply model is A1343 so this power supply works for me ?
- Asked by Jonas A from Guarulhos
Can I charge my iPad Air with the 85w adapter?
- Asked by Chris E from Castle Rock
No you can not. Not even the same type of connection. If you continue to see this type of behavior I No you can not. Not even the same type of connection. If you continue to see this type of behavior I'd suggest making a Genius Bar appointment to have the iPad checked out. …
- Answered by Bryan T from Winston Salem
Can i use this A1344 60W Magsafe Power Adapter for MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)
- Asked by Kushal C
2009 model originally used power adapter with model number A1184(60W), so electrically, this new A13 2009 model originally used power adapter with model number A1184(60W), so electrically, this new A1344 should work. Here is the catch, if you update your mac in the following year, current 15 inch model requires charger with 85W power, so you will end up with a unusable A1344. On the other hand, 85W charger can be safely used with both old and new 15 inch model(old one will only drain 60W from it) So it will be a good back up even if you update the machine. The only down side is its slightly heavier weight and larger size. …
- Answered by Jingsheng L from Baltimore