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
7031 of 7344 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
3101 of 3252 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
2264 of 3559 people found this useful
Good investment. I have never had an Apple-made magsafe power adapter fail
I have never had an Apple-made magsafe power adapter fail.
With my first MacBook, I bought two extra power adapters to keep on I have never had an Apple-made magsafe power adapter fail.
With my first MacBook, I bought two extra power adapters to keep one plugged in at work, and two at home to keep from moving furniture all the time to reach outlets.
It's a huge convenience. It keeps the yanking and bending to a minimum.
It was a good investment, too. After many, many thousands of hours of use, I still have and use both of the extras I bought in 2007. One of them is getting a little grubby from the dog laying on it.
I also know someone who ruins one about every six months. Another person in the same household who uses his MacBook a lot has never replaced one after six years of heavy use.
They are thin but strong enough for heavy daily use with a little care. If you use them rough, expect to replace them more often. …
- Written by Rebecca A from Williston
0 of 5 people found this useful
Difficult to use, breaks often, and costs a fortune
The grip for the plug that goes into the wall is tapered and slick. That makes it hard to unplug, as it takes a very firm grip to The grip for the plug that goes into the wall is tapered and slick. That makes it hard to unplug, as it takes a very firm grip to keep my fingers from sliding off.
The end that plugs into the laptop is also difficult to grip, because it is rounded and tiny. I have to try to wedge my fingertips/fingernails between the adapter and the laptop to unplug it. It's a pain in the neck.
Like many users, I have already had to replace my adapter twice because the cord frayed. I didn't abuse the first cord at all, and I was very careful with the second one.
As if the cords aren't bad enough to start with, the last one keeps trying to twist so that the adapter points at the ceiling instead of at the laptop. I have to twist it to plug it in, which can't be good for it. I tried turning the box (in the middle of the cord) up on end to force the magsafe end to go in the right direction, but then the cord coming out of the box sagged, and it was a pain to keep the box from falling over.
This adapter is a piece of junk that needs frequent replacements to the tune of $80 a pop. …
- Written by Julie H from Hixson
3 of 3 people found this useful
if I could give this product 0 stars, I would.
This is literally my 5th charger that I've used for my macbook. I take very good care of my charger. I wrap it when it is not in u This is literally my 5th charger that I've used for my macbook. I take very good care of my charger. I wrap it when it is not in use, and I make sure there are no kinks or bends in the chord. my chord is not frayed and none of them have been, and they KEPP BREAKING.
it is absolutely ridiculous. I've bought 4 new chargers, and I'm absolutely tired of it.
If I could give this 0 stars I would. …
- Written by Rikku M from Boise
3 of 4 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
- 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
I am going to Italy. Will my Ipad power cord convert from 220 to 120, or do a need a step down converter?
- Asked by Brian B from Omaha
- Jul 2, 2011
It will convert automagiclly. You'll just need an adapter so the plug works. Thank you Apple, for It will convert automagiclly. You'll just need an adapter so the plug works. Thank you Apple, for once, not making me buy another $29 adapter to use your product! …
- Answered by Ryan D from Las Vegas
- Mar 2, 2015
Can I use this with a Magsafe converter for a 2014 13" that asks for 60W?
- Asked by Jacob S from West Bloomfield
- May 21, 2015
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
can a 45 w magsafe be used on a 15" mac book pro retina display 2012?
- Asked by Ingrid B from Fort Lauderdale
- Feb 7, 2015
You could but it will charge very slowly and in some cases will just deliver enough power to run the You could but it will charge very slowly and in some cases will just deliver enough power to run the macbook without any charge.
Get an 85. …
- Answered by Kevin M from Houston
- Mar 9, 2015