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
3721 of 3905 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
1729 of 2414 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
965 of 1546 people found this useful
Glad I'm not alone, but sheesh!
About to buy my THIRD power adaptor! First one actually lasted about a year (thank goodness!!!) before the cord pulled out of the MagSafe plug. I kept it going for a while by just "stuffing" it back in, but finally sprung for a new one when the short started shutting the computer down (this is probably not good!). In two weeks - the first time it got just slightly yanked - the new one's plug separated from the magnet, which stays stuck in the computer. I can squeeze it together and it kinda works, but another three weeks later the cord is cracking at the same end!
It's a great idea, but the construction is awful!!! …
- Written by Lucia C from Los Angeles
2 of 2 people found this useful
Why is the cord made from such poor, inflexible material? Even Dell makes better chargers than Apple. The material is completely u nsuitable for bending and wrapping which are essential if you want to charge your laptop on the go. The material that encases the wires inside split open and the wires get damaged, and then you need to shell out $80 for another horrible charger. I enjoy using my Macbook, but what good is a Macbook that can't charge? I'm going to be using my spare non Apple computer, and probably won't purchase this charger; it's just going to break again in a few months. …
- Written by Jonathan C from Baldwin Park
7 of 7 people found this useful
Cheap quality cable cracking
This is my second charger cracking the insulation (cheap white rubber) by the computer end. Charging $70 for a cheap cable quality in unnaceptable!? …
- Written by Gyula V from TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON
8 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
they come with one year warranty.
- Answered by Steve J from Bellingham
- Jan 24, 2012