The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display, or MagSafe Power Adapter to charge your MagSafe 2-equipped Mac computer.
What's in the Box?
- Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter
- 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
- 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
- Apple Thunderbolt Display
- Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adapter
- Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air with MagSafe 2 power port
Ratings & Reviews
Good, but What about MS2 to MS1?
This does what its supposed to I also need MS2 to MS1. I routinely carry around 2 macbooks we need the other way around also...
- Written by FAHAD S from Fremont
752 of 976 people found this useful
Works but easily detached
The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina.
The converter's m The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina.
The converter's magnet attaches to the power supply's old MagSafe connector very effectively. The magnetic connection between the converter and the MacBook isn't as strong. The problem is that the old MagSafe adapter and the converter is now long enough that leverage makes it very easy to disconnect from the MacBook. This is very annoying, especially if you hold the MacBook in your lap while using it. …
- Written by Todd M from Garner
329 of 380 people found this useful
Great way to extend the life of existing adapters
Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but th Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but this is better than replacing the monitor!
As for the other reviewer complaining about having to replace his existing adaptors - that doesn't make sense. His existing adaptors work with his older machines, and with this they now work with his new machine. The only potential problem is if he is planning on a new location with only the new power adaptor... Inconvenient, sure - but hardly forced to buy a bunch of new stuff to replace his existing. …
- Written by Eric E from Manassas
269 of 333 people found this useful
mine works and does exactly as advertised
I was a bit hesitant to use this after reading all the negative reviews, however, mine worked fine right out of the box and contin I was a bit hesitant to use this after reading all the negative reviews, however, mine worked fine right out of the box and continues to work. Granted, the negative reviews are saying they peter out at around 5 months, but I'm well over three months in to using my first one and it works just fine. Sometimes it needs a bit of wiggling to get the light to green, but away it goes. Perhaps it should be noted that I use this charger at my desk at work, so it doesn't get jostled around at all and is only used a few hours a day, a few days a week. …
- Written by Erik B from Lawrence
No Problems, only solves them
Does exactly what it's made for. I have used the adapter for three months with no problems. It does get slightly hot, but only s Does exactly what it's made for. I have used the adapter for three months with no problems. It does get slightly hot, but only slightly. Magnet is as strong as the Magsafe 2, but that wasn't as good as the original. It allows me to switch between two Mac Book Pros (2009 and 2014) with one power cable. Would like if they made an adapter that works from Magsafe2 to Magsafe. I would recommend. …
- Written by Timothy M from Cincinnati
Useless and Faulty
I have bought several of these in order to extend the life and functionality of several of my old MS1 Power Adapters ... and in or I have bought several of these in order to extend the life and functionality of several of my old MS1 Power Adapters ... and in order to contribute to a greener planet by not discarding the completely useful old Adapters.
Unfortunately I'll have to buy a 3rd one soon, because they are complete pieces of garbage. The 1st Converter stopped working after a week and may work 1% of the time if properly nudged around. I've met several people with the same but less severe issue. The 2nd Converter works about half of the time, but again, needs nudging. …
- Written by ALEX P from STAMFORD
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have a car charger from my old MacBook Air with the MagSafe1 plug, so this adapter should work with my new MagSafe2 Air & old car charger, right?
- Asked by Alan G from Montclair
- Nov 24, 2014
- Answered by Ryan F from Larkspur
- Feb 6, 2015
what do I need to use my Ipad through my tv
- Asked by Trudy H from Irvine
- Aug 29, 2014
You could basically do it three different ways.
First check if you TV has a VGA port on the back. You could basically do it three different ways.
First check if you TV has a VGA port on the back. If it does purchase a VGA adapter for your iPad and connect it.
If you don't have a VGA, check for a HDMI port. Purchase a HDMI adapter for your iPad and connect it.
The last way is the more expensive way, purchase a Apple TV and connect your iPad wirelessly to it. …
- Answered by Andrew M from Hopkinton
- Feb 11, 2015
Can I use the converter with a Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter
- Asked by Antony D
- Jun 18, 2012
Yes this works. I've been using this adapter with my old 60W MagSafe and the new 2012 Macbook Air w Yes this works. I've been using this adapter with my old 60W MagSafe and the new 2012 Macbook Air without problem. …
- Answered by Tim O from Keller
- Jul 24, 2012
Is it better to get the adapter or just buy a new Magsafe 2 power supply?
- Asked by Henry H from Palo Alto
- Aug 17, 2012
My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old ch My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old chargers plugged in to your desk at home (or wherever you normally charge at home) with this adapter.
Save your new adapter for "mobile" use... take it with you when you travel.
I have my old, original magsafe adapter that came with my Jan 2006 macbook pro plugged in at my desk at home. It's lasted so long simply because it stays in that one location and never moves. So leave your old charger at home with the magsafe adapter since the old one is more likely to fail if you continue to use/abuse it (simply because it's older). …
- Answered by Steven E from Jericho
- Oct 15, 2012
Is there either a 90 deg. MS2 power cord, or a 90 deg. MS1 to MS2 adapter (upward)? I am wanting to use my new MBAir with an "old" set of bookends.
- Asked by Wyatt F from Harvest
- Feb 6, 2013
Can I use this mag safe converter with a thunderbolt 27 inch display and my new mac air?
- Asked by Oscar V from New York
- Jul 22, 2012
Yes, you just attach the converter to the power cable from your Thunderbolt monitor. Then you will b Yes, you just attach the converter to the power cable from your Thunderbolt monitor. Then you will be able to connect your MacBook Air to your monitor. …
- Answered by Rao B from Springfield
- Jul 31, 2012