The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display or MagSafe Power Adaptor to charge your MagSafe 2 equipped Mac computer.
What's in the Box?
- Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter
- 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
- 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
- Apple Thunderbolt Display
- Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adaptor
- Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adaptor
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air with MagSafe 2 power port
Ratings & Reviews
I keep losing it!
This converter works as expected, but I have an older MacBook Pro in addition to a new retina and I use the same power adapter to This converter works as expected, but I have an older MacBook Pro in addition to a new retina and I use the same power adapter to charge both. When I want to charge the older MacBook I have to take the converter off, and it is so small I keep misplacing it.
This converter should have a clip attached so that I can clip it to the power adapter cable when not in use. …
- Written by Robert P from Basingstoke
80 of 110 people found this useful
It's a hunk of magnetised aluminium - so it's very robust. The magnet is strong, so you can leave it attached to your power adapte It's a hunk of magnetised aluminium - so it's very robust. The magnet is strong, so you can leave it attached to your power adapter without fear of losing it. It would be nice if you could use it both ways, but as it is you can only use it to convert a Magsafe power adapter for use with a Magsafe 2 laptop, but what it does do it does well. …
- Written by Cameron T from London
26 of 30 people found this useful
Have 2 of them - both looses connection and they get extremely hot. The connectors on my Macbook Pro are miscoloured, and look bur Have 2 of them - both looses connection and they get extremely hot. The connectors on my Macbook Pro are miscoloured, and look burned. Would expect something this simple to work better. …
- Written by Mikkel Juul J from Hvalsø
16 of 23 people found this useful
Life in the old adapter :)
Been using for a couple of days and have to say it works well for me .
Fits extremely well and strongly to the old magsafe and Been using for a couple of days and have to say it works well for me .
Fits extremely well and strongly to the old magsafe and so pops off the laptop easily when any pressure is applied - as is the point of the magsafe connectors.
Some other reviewer seem to be commenting on theirs getting very hot , i'm not getting that - mine is ambient temperature after several hours use. It would be interesting to see if those reviewers are using an official charger or a 3rd party one. I've owned 3rd party chargers in the past that have got substantially hotter then the officials ones
Other are complaining that their laptops are slow to charge thru it - not noticing that at all.
Then their are reviewers complaining they have lost theirs because its too small. I'm sure thats annoying for them, and I will be annoyed if I lose mine at some stage but small things are easy to lose. Its hardly a product flaw.
if you have an old charger around that can be used with this rather than spending a small fortune on an official apple power brick then its a no brainer in my opinion.
In fact, I'm pleasantly surprised apple makes this rather than going for the bigger sale of a new power adapter. …
- Written by Simon G from London
2 of 3 people found this useful
Rarely works - not recommended
I have two Thunderbolt displays and a rMBP. I got one of these so I could use the charging cable on the displays - however despite I have two Thunderbolt displays and a rMBP. I got one of these so I could use the charging cable on the displays - however despite the connector being firmly in place and providing power to the laptop, it won't charge the battery and the LED light on the charging cable does not light up. When using a CPU intensive app, it's actually possible to drain the battery of the laptop, forcing it into sleep mode.
On rare occasions it works as you'd expect, the LED illuminates and the battery charges - but it's so hit or miss you could spend 30 minutes plugging and unplugging the cable before it eventually works properly. Not recommended. …
- Written by Andrew L from Walsall
1 of 1 people found this useful
It does what it is supposed to do. But it doesn't keep being attached that easily as you might would have expect. If you lift your It does what it is supposed to do. But it doesn't keep being attached that easily as you might would have expect. If you lift your mac, turns it a little on the table, or anything else.. it just pops right off. It's not the magnet that there is anything wrong with.. it just isn't designed to be that handy. But it works though.. …
- Written by Jonas G from Fredericia
2 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
MagSafe to MagSafe2 & rMBP - Does it charge the rMBP while in use?
- Asked by Michael M from Highlands Ranch
I am not a Genious Bar Apple employee but I do own a 13" MacBook Air, the 13" MacBook (Mid 2005), 15 I am not a Genious Bar Apple employee but I do own a 13" MacBook Air, the 13" MacBook (Mid 2005), 15 inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2008), 13" Macbook Pro (Mid 2011) and two White mid 2006 MacBooks-- Just to name a few
The air requires 45 watts, MacBooks require 60, and the 15"/17" Pro's require 85 watts.
45w Megsafe Air charger will only charge the Air although a higher watt charger will charge it as well
60 Watt Mega safe. Charger that comes with the all 13" MacBook's and Pros are as well as the air
Whilst the The 85 watt Megasafe charger is intended For Macs 15" & 17"; it is my charger of choice b/c it charges all Intell based Macs including the air …
- Answered by Joseph A from Livonia
can i use the magsafe to magsafe 2 converter on my old magsafe charger to charge my 13" macbook pro late 2011 model?
- Asked by George A from Los Angeles
I have the oldest MagSafe charger, the 85-watt version that came with the original Intel MacBook Pro I have the oldest MagSafe charger, the 85-watt version that came with the original Intel MacBook Pro (early 2006) and it works perfectly with my current 13" MacBook Pro (late 2013) using the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter.
So if your "old" MagSafe charger is equal to or greater than the wattage of your "new" MagSafe 2 charger, it will charge your computer. I do it every day. …
- Answered by Donald T from Louisville
Is this incompatible with MagSafe Airline Adapter?
- Asked by Eunsoo R from Hoffman Estates
Tested with combination of Airline Power Adapter and MacBook Air (2012) and working fine (on America Tested with combination of Airline Power Adapter and MacBook Air (2012) and working fine (on American Airlines seat power). …
- Answered by Hugh M from Fairview
Can I use this mag safe converter with a 27-inch LED cinema display 2 and my new retina display 15" macbook?
- Asked by Helen T from Sydney
The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacB The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacBook Pro without any issues so It should be fine with the 27" Cinema LED Display. …
- Answered by George K from South Hurstville
Can an original 60W MagSafe power adapter be used with the 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display?
- Asked by Susan M H from Buffalo City
- Asked about: Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (…
Yes, but you need to buy the Magsafe to MagSafe 2 adapter.
- Answered by Josh B from San Francisco
Is it better to get the adapter or just buy a new Magsafe 2 power supply?
- Asked by Henry H from Palo Alto
My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old ch My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old chargers plugged in to your desk at home (or wherever you normally charge at home) with this adapter.
Save your new adapter for "mobile" use... take it with you when you travel.
I have my old, original magsafe adapter that came with my Jan 2006 macbook pro plugged in at my desk at home. It's lasted so long simply because it stays in that one location and never moves. So leave your old charger at home with the magsafe adapter since the old one is more likely to fail if you continue to use/abuse it (simply because it's older). …
- Answered by Steven E from Jericho