Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)

Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)

$79.00

1.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 1413 reviews

Free Shipping Available to ship:
In Stock
Available for pickup:
Available for pickup:
Select your product

Gift package available

Product Information

  • The 85 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 15- or 17-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

Rating Breakdown (1.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Better, but still not good engineering

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought the magnetic connection would solve the problem with my previous Powerbook cord fraying. It didn't. 18 months, and I'm h I thought the magnetic connection would solve the problem with my previous Powerbook cord fraying. It didn't. 18 months, and I'm having to wiggle the cord around to get power. Of course, Apple will sell me another one for $79, when my problem is that $1 worth of wire broke.

    Here's an idea: why not make the portion of the cable that attaches to the transformer detachable? Then when the connector frays, as it inevitably will, you could buy a $10 cord instead of paying $79 for the whole power adapter. But I guess that would eliminate a big source of profit for Apple.

    • Written by from Bowie

    5928 of 6412 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Better, but still not good engineering
  • Dear Apple

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear Apple - stop being stupid. For such a great engineering company, why can't you get the obvious things fixed. These cords fray Dear Apple - stop being stupid. For such a great engineering company, why can't you get the obvious things fixed. These cords fray at the connector. ALL of them do. Sometimes at the power brick, sometimes at the Mac end. Then I have to go spend 80 bucks for another adapter - when all I really need is the cord. So do the right thing, and put a MagSafe connector on BOTH ends of the cord, and a MagSafe jack on the side of the power brick just like the one on the side of the computer. Then, I could (1) disconnect the cord completely from the adapter when it's in my bag, and not have to worry about the cord getting bent and broken where it connects to the power brick, (2) could have my choice of cord lenghts - maybe a short one for my desk and a long one when I travel, and (3) I could replace JUST THE CORD if it got damaged or worn, for something like 5 or 6 bucks instead of 80. What do you think? Would it be so hard to do?

    • Written by from Lawrence

    4251 of 4342 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Dear Apple
  • Yes for Unibody, No for older MBP's

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Own Early 2008 MBP and Late 2009 MBP.
    Works on the unibody, does not on my early 2008.
    The port on the new MacBooks are smaller Own Early 2008 MBP and Late 2009 MBP.
    Works on the unibody, does not on my early 2008.
    The port on the new MacBooks are smaller and more shallow, this charger reflects this change and will not make contact with older ports found on non-unibody.
    Buyer beware, save yourself the hassle and find an 'I" MagSafe charger if you have a non-unibody.

    • Written by from Whitby

    1615 of 2102 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Yes for Unibody, No for older MBP's
  • Rare case of bad design from Apple

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    For a company that prides itself on design, Apple's insistence on packaging these fragile cables with their $2000+ computers is a For a company that prides itself on design, Apple's insistence on packaging these fragile cables with their $2000+ computers is a serious misstep that contradicts everything else they do. For the last few generations of Macbook Pros, every AC adapter I've had (and this goes back to the pre-Magsafe 2 design) falls apart in 12-24 months. I just ordered my third Magsafe 2 for my late 2012 Macbook Pro. Some might say I'm abusing them, but that's not the case -- I wrap them as directed using the wings, I do my best to avoid stressing the joints, and I otherwise treat them with kid gloves. However, I do move around, and so the cables go in a laptop bag every day, and that appears to be too much for them. It shouldn't be -- that mobility is why I have a laptop, and the cables should be built with that in mind - form follows function. At the very least, the flimsy part of the cable should be modular enough that you can replace it for less than $80. This has gone on for a decade, Apple -- it's time to fix it.

    • Written by from Southborough

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Rare case of bad design from Apple
  • Junk!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    This power adapter is JUNK! After less than 2 years, the cord has frayed at the adapter. I had another cord that did the same th This power adapter is JUNK! After less than 2 years, the cord has frayed at the adapter. I had another cord that did the same thing in about the same period of time. And $80 is extortion!

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Junk!
  • Not limited to Asian / Indian climate

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    While I have been using the MBP for last 4 years. The chord started to fall apart near the adapter after two years. I tried to sal While I have been using the MBP for last 4 years. The chord started to fall apart near the adapter after two years. I tried to salvage it by taping it with cloth adhesive tape. I first thought it was due to the climatic conditions in India (after I moved from US), but now as I read through the reviews send by others it seems a defective material being used. Also 80$ for a Power chord or as in india its costs nearly 110$ (USD) (with additional tax) its a rip off. Apple should take the feedback seriously and solve the issue for future face value of the company. Similar issue of falling apart is seen with the headphones & charging cables.

    • Written by from Mumbai

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not limited to Asian / Indian climate

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community