Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)
Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)
The 60 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; 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 cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives users 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 and 13-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
Power adaptors do not last
Apple needs to rethink the design of the Magsafe power adaptors. I have bought replacement Magsafe Power adaptors in the past beca Apple needs to rethink the design of the Magsafe power adaptors. I have bought replacement Magsafe Power adaptors in the past because they don't always last. Sometimes 1-2 years but this recent one only lasted 3 months. At $80 per adaptor this is ridiculous. Read online, many consumers have had the same issues. …
- Written by Gary H from Boca Raton
7048 of 7361 people found this useful
I want to love you. I really, really do. You're making it difficult though.
I couldn't blame you when my old, T-style power ad I want to love you. I really, really do. You're making it difficult though.
I couldn't blame you when my old, T-style power adapter broke after a couple years. I was even excited when I saw the sleek, new, redesigned L-style. However, that one broke too- but this time, it was after only about two months. I tried not to take it out on you, and figured that maybe I got the one bad one in the batch, or that maybe I had been too rough with it. But here I am, typing away, pausing occasionally to wiggle the cord in order to get it to work again- for a few seconds at least. Yes, thats right, my SECOND L-style magsafe has broken, also after only a couple months.
Finally, I'm realizing that it's not me, it's YOU. And you just don't seem to realize that. I called Apple support only to be told that there are "no known issues" with the L-style magsafe adapter. Oh really? Dearest apple, do you ever read the reviews your products receive? Obviously there is a known issue, and its that this product simply doesn't work if you use it for more than a month!
I've enjoyed your sleek design and better usability, but honestly, I think I'm leaving you. For a PC. …
- Written by Anna S from Sierra Vista
3114 of 3265 people found this useful
New and Better than the Old MagSafe
I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feel I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feels differently built (for the better), it doesn't nearly get as hot as the old MagSafe did (incredibly this one stays very cool, even on extended periods of time, although that could be because it's new.) Lastly, the actual connector is pretty innovative, feels much sturdier and less prone to fire/breaking/separation issues. It also wraps around a better/more effective contour. All in all, for $79 compared to $99, and the benefits i've named, it's a much better buy than the previous MagSafe (still overpriced, apple) …
- Written by Nico A from markham
2268 of 3565 people found this useful
power adapter breaks too easily, needs re-design for sturdiness
I purchased a power adapter less than a year ago and I already need to replace it because it broke near the port. This will be the I purchased a power adapter less than a year ago and I already need to replace it because it broke near the port. This will be the 2nd time I have needed to replace this. If you are going to charge $79.00 a pop. + tax I would at least like to feel confident that I have purchased a quality product that will last for the life of my computer. I have always been a fan of Apple, but my opinion of some of your recent products is starting to lessen. I don't want to see this company become like all the others that place profits before customer satisfaction.
- Written by Robert C from San Rafael
My Charger is a Goner.
I've had my charger for two and a half years at this point. I have had multiple friends with a macbook have their chargers stop wo I've had my charger for two and a half years at this point. I have had multiple friends with a macbook have their chargers stop working (more than once) so, I made sure I was very, very careful with my computer charger especially when putting the charger in my computer bag. Yet, a small slit managed to develop close to the wall plug end of the charger. As the slit continued to grow, my charger began to develop a short in the cord. To try to stop the slit from growing, tape was applied. Soon after tape was applied the charge no longer worked.
I would understand if this was a rare occurrence for this charger but this has happened to several individuals I know. Apple, please change the design and/or material that continues to damage easily and cause the wires to be exposed. …
- Written by Zanna W from Muncie
This is simply rediculous. This is the second L-shape Apple 60W Magsafe Power Adaptor which has stopped working. I have macbook pr This is simply rediculous. This is the second L-shape Apple 60W Magsafe Power Adaptor which has stopped working. I have macbook pro since past 3 years and had to purchase an additional adaptor. The second one also stopped working.
Apple should either work on its quality or should provide a free replacement service. After investing this heavy amount to own a macbook pro, if I have to continue purchasing (must say) expencive adapter every year, its not worth it.
Can apple please do something to rectify the issue, without charging a heafty amount of money from customer's pocket. …
- Written by Arun S from Gzb
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can I use a 85W on my macbook 13"?
- Asked by Andy G from Newfane
- Jun 17, 2010
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
- Jun 26, 2010
What does an 85 Watt MegSafe Power Adapter do?
- Asked by Sheila G from Peoria
- May 28, 2015
macbook europe power adapter
- Asked by Bill B from Oak Park
- May 25, 2010
The white box is a built in power converter so you should be fine with plugging it in as long as you The white box is a built in power converter so you should be fine with plugging it in as long as you have the adapter that changes plug types. You can check to see if other things are converters if it has something like Input: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60Hz. This shows that an electric current of 100-240 Volts can power the converter without problem, which Spain's electricity falls in. If you cannot find this on a product (though most electronics made in about the last 5-10 years automatically convert) or if you feel you would rather side with caution you can but a converter, but only leave it plugged it when you need the power because converters burn out quickly from overheating if you leave them plugged in too long. …
- Answered by William C. L from Brooklawn
- May 26, 2010
Can I use an 85W magsafe power adapter to safely charge my MacBook Air?
- Asked by Bryce B from New York
- Jul 18, 2010
If the ports of the adapter fit your macbook air, it means it is designed to be compatible with the If the ports of the adapter fit your macbook air, it means it is designed to be compatible with the air.
So answer is yes if the port fits. 85W just means that it has larger capability of supplying larger current with the same voltage when it is necessary. So when you plug 85 W power adapter into your air, it will give just enough current to the Macbook Air. Since the voltage is kept the same, it won't cause any problem. …
- Answered by Sang-pil W from Vancouver
- Nov 11, 2014
I am traveling from the US to London. what do I need as far as converter/adapter for my iphone 5 and ipad air?
- Asked by Anonymous
- Apr 22, 2014
Do I need to charge the new power cord if it is a replacement for a certain period of time before I plug it into My computer?
- Asked by Julia B from New York
- Apr 8, 2015