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
733 of 950 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
324 of 375 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
267 of 331 people found this useful
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
Worked for about 5 months.
- Written by Edward S from Barwon Heads
Worked great for a few months. Intermittently works now.
The adapter worked as expected right after purchased -- no problems with it. However, over the course of a few months (~5 months), The adapter worked as expected right after purchased -- no problems with it. However, over the course of a few months (~5 months), the adapter has mostly stopped being reliable. It is still mostly able to provide power, but my macbook will say "not charging". I have jiggle, remove the adapter and plug it in and out for quite some time before if I'm lucky, the charger will actually charge the battery. Not really worth the money - except that 8 of these would be roughly the same price as a new charger. …
- Written by Arun V from Plano
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 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
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 MagSafe to charge my MacBook Pro with my MacBook Air charger?
- Asked by Megha P from San Jose
- Dec 12, 2014
Yes and No. While the adaptor will fit, the MacBook Air charger doesn't supply enough power. It ma Yes and No. While the adaptor will fit, the MacBook Air charger doesn't supply enough power. It may work, but you'll have problems. Possibly that it won't fully charge or will take forever to charge. And when your battery is completely dead, you won't be able to run the laptop off power only. …
- Answered by Curt L from San Jose
- Dec 29, 2014