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.
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 use 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
3866 of 4056 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 s 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
1755 of 2459 people found this useful
WAY better than old design
i just purchased this product bc my old power adapter broke. this new design prevents the cord from bending right at the magnet, w hich is how my old charger broke. since the cord comes out of the magnet parallel to the computer side, and not perpendicular like the old one, it can't bend and cause the wires to fray over time... like it so far! …
- Written by Claire L from Philadelphia
983 of 1583 people found this useful
This is my first and last apple computer! I've had to buy 3 chargers!
I will never spend money on another Apple laptop or computer in my life. The chargers are worthless and only last 1 year! I'm tire d of apple trying to take our money and not listening to what we have to say. I won't pay the $80 for a charger that's junk.
I received my apple laptop for college 4 years ago and this is my third charger... what the does that say? The quality is worthless... don't buy this!
Apple shame on you! You lost a customer. …
- Written by Devin A from Fountain Hills
1 of 1 people found this useful
Biggest cashcow ever
I've had my Macbook for a little under 4 years and I'm on my 7th adaptor (4th L-shaped one) and will soon be purchasing my 8th. I only bought this 7th adaptor a few months ago and for the last month, it worked intermittently and now it's stopped working entirely.
I share the same frustrations and disappointments of all the other negative reviewers on here (read: I am furious) but Apple knows that its customers will continue to buy their shoddy products, and therefore, they know they don't really need to change anything.
I really like my Macbook but $80 twice a year is quite a big investment for a product that depreciates as much as it does. …
- Written by Jenny X from North York
2 of 2 people found this useful
Dangerous, expensive Unsafe Adaptor
Today finally my 3rd Adaptor broke down. I t started melting at the cable 5 weeks after I bought it, as did my others. I don t liv e in a very hot climate or I am carless, but I have to use my Laptop for longer times. Now I find very concerning that this thing could lead to fires, so I will have to look for better ways to charge my Macbook. …
- Written by Paul B from Amstetten
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Yes you can however, it is not recommended since your MacBook Pro would never charge fully as the in put power is too low (in some applications) where the battery would always need to supply the remaining 25W. For charging it is ok sometimes, but you should buy the 85W power adapter since your computer was made to operate with it. The 85W would also charge faster than 60W.
Hope this helps …
- Answered by Matthew S from Prince George
- Jun 6, 2013
Yes, the computer knows how much power to draw, and using an 85W adapter on your 13inch MBPro will b e perfectly safe. …
- Answered by Ryan J from Orlando
- Jun 26, 2010
- Asked by Robert G from Lawrenceville
- May 8, 2013
Does anyone know if all of the three available Magsafe adapters - 85W, 60W and 45W - are the same physical size?
- Asked by Philip D from Vancouver
- Feb 13, 2013
All three are different sizes, and obviously the higher the wattage, the larger the adapter. I freq uently swap between all three (I own 3 laptops - 11", 13" 15"). Using a 45W on the 15" results in a slower charge, but it still charges. With the higher wattage chargers, they can be used on a lower need laptop with no issue at all. The laptop just draws what it needs. …
- Answered by Anthony D from Balwyn
- May 7, 2013
does it come with the extension cord piece cause i like how it reaches longer. i lost my original charger my pro came with.
- Asked by Resiola N from Grosse Pointe
- Apr 19, 2013