Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)

Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)

$79.00

1.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 321 reviews

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Product Information

  • The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone should trip over it, the cord 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 a full charge. An AC cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.

    Designed to be the perfect traveling companion, the adapter has a clever design which 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

Rating Breakdown (1.5 average)
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  • Magnet not Strong Enough

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from LEANDER

    437 of 532 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Magnet not Strong Enough
  • Love the rMBP, HATE the MagSafe 2

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Eldorado springs

    332 of 416 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Love the rMBP, HATE the MagSafe 2
  • Finally

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally back to a T shaped charger! I've had many problems with the L shaped charger...

    • Written by from Zevenaar

    239 of 397 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Finally
  • It doesn't self destruct by itself - Questions and observations

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm fascinated by both the "behavioral science" comments and the huge chorus of horror stories about the impossibility of doing an I'm fascinated by both the "behavioral science" comments and the huge chorus of horror stories about the impossibility of doing anything with the cord plugged in (and the responses that it's ok to unplug it for a while, and may prevent a catastrophic crash).

    I read here about the 100% probability of the cable itself "fraying", frying, or just dying after days or less. I did want to buy one as both a backup (worst case) or as a second "charging station" in a 2nd location. But what scary reviews! I have very few complaints about travel or home use with this rMBP - a dream machine! I too wonder if its evil could be just a tad "exaggerated". Of course, I am sorry for those who had to spend $80 repeatedly, in their view for "normal use".

    I examined my one power cable, which I've used every day in one way or another, charging, plugged-in desktop, or laptop. Yes, I've had the plug pop up (sometimes) when I move with it, or if I'm walking from where the plug is to a nearby desk in a hotel, wherever/whatever. For about 1 1/2 years now I have stuffed the power cords and adaptors into a bag, packed it all in a carry-on or saddle bag, on puddle-jumper airplanes, and neatly wound and displayed in travel bags for customs, TSA etc.

    Conclusion: What I can see is some slight fraying - that's the right word - directly where the computer-to-adaptor-block wire connects. I'm fortunate maybe (given all the reports), because now I'm aware, and I've just (nervously) gotten a backup should I need one. I haven't needed one, though now I put a tiny wind of electrical tape just at that joint, as I did with that skinny cable from iPhone to Mac (same issue).

    The way my "fraying" happened is from winding the cable around itself (one of the touted features, so- C'mon Apple, get it better!) , same as I've done with the iPhone and connector to a Mac. The other thing I conclude is the only way this Magsafe2 comes out often, is if there's tension (or a tug), right? If you take the power block and put it near the Macbook (which makes sense), if you give the cord lots of slack, there IS enough magnet strength to hold it in place. I haven't found anything to convince me otherwise, of any inherent net "flaw" in the design. I think MacBook users are often "power users" or road warriors who don't take time to think about things like connectors. Connections, yes.

    I am sure, as they say "your mileage will vary", but I think depending on your lifestyle and how you attend to your adaptors, this is not something which is guaranteed to break 3 times a year, at $80 a pop. If so, I'd be singing with the chorus. But I'm living proof, it sometimes lasts more than a year without problem, even actively used. I'm thinking it's how you strain the wire joints. Like people.

    • Written by from New York
    Was this useful? It doesn't self destruct by itself - Questions and observations
  • Craptastic

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    My charger cable came apart right where the small cable begins. Based on numerous other reviews, this is a common occurrence. I My charger cable came apart right where the small cable begins. Based on numerous other reviews, this is a common occurrence. I paid nearly $4k for the computer, you'd think the cable could hold up to light daily use. Thanks APPLE!

    Would give it no stars if possible.

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES
    Was this useful? Craptastic
  • Adapter not lasting long enough

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't know if i am unlucky or bad lucked or what but i have had two adapters already the first that came with the MBP and anothe I don't know if i am unlucky or bad lucked or what but i have had two adapters already the first that came with the MBP and another i bought for Christmas, and now I'm going for a 3rd one! the first one lasted a year the only problem was the end of the cable was disintegrating and didn't pull enough power because the wires were not touching properly but the second and i don't really know how this happened! it just burnt out, like really? honestly how will just burn out! i tried not to bend it as much to avoid from repeating what happened to my first charger and now this one just burns out! honestly its not like the adapter is really cheap that i can buy 100 of them! I'm a college student and the second one was my Christmas gift now i will have to pay this out of my own wallet. I love my MPB but i think apple has to do something about the charger because i can't keep affording to buy a new one every year.

    • Written by from Los Angeles
    Was this useful? Adapter not lasting long enough

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