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
455 of 486 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
451 of 529 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
232 of 281 people found this useful
These have to be replaced once a year, sometimes after after only a few months as the cable frays at the mag safe end. I'm having These have to be replaced once a year, sometimes after after only a few months as the cable frays at the mag safe end. I'm having to replace it yet again as the latest one has frayed but also come apart and the insides are exposed which makes it a fire hazard. I'm about to buy my 6th one. Spend £2,000 on a laptop and end up spending £45-75 on replacing the power supply every 6 months. …
- Written by Christopher M from Fleet
Terrible design resulting in a fire risk
The flimsy cord that goes from the adapter to the computer will fail at the adapter end just beyond the protective sleeve every si The flimsy cord that goes from the adapter to the computer will fail at the adapter end just beyond the protective sleeve every single time. This is obvious to anyone who's had anything to do with travelling regularly with an adapter so why didn't the 'guru' designers at Apple think of it? These adapters are a fire risk. …
- Written by Phil C from London
If only I could rate it negative stars
This product is a piece of junk. This will be my third in 2.5 years. I find it utterly unbelievable that despite consistently shoc This product is a piece of junk. This will be my third in 2.5 years. I find it utterly unbelievable that despite consistently shocking reviews, Apple are still happy to sell this. It is quite evidently dangerous given that the rubber literally melts, exposing wire and creating a burning smell. Apple give this grand illusion of class and excellent customer service, but I honestly think it's all an absolute joke. I am gradually going more and more off of Apple (also on my 3rd iPhone 5 since it came out but that's for another review) and having to fork out £65 for something I know won't see me out of 2015 is an absolute disgrace. In a very warped way I would quite like this dismal charger to create some kind of fire (not one that hurts anyone or anything, just one that stops Apple from being able to continue ignoring the problem any longer) so that we can all say goodbye to this pile of (excuse my French) excrement and get a quality product that isn't going to continually break our bank and threaten our health. …
- Written by Jocelyn L from Ongar
1 of 1 people found this useful
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
For travel to Scandinavia, I want to confirm my MacBook Pro is marked 100-240v & 50-60Hz and can be used with a converter. Where can I find this info?
- Asked by Jacquelyn P from Sherman Oaks
On your MagSafe charger there will be a small label marked with 100-240V 50/60 HZ. AC. The power su On your MagSafe charger there will be a small label marked with 100-240V 50/60 HZ. AC. The power supply will automatically change according to the Power input. Just make sure you have the right wall plug for Scandinavia, I suggest you buy Apple's world adapter travel kit.
Hope this helps,
- Answered by Matthew S from Prince George
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