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
767 of 993 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
332 of 383 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
272 of 336 people found this useful
Seems to work well for me
After reading some of the reviews, I was concerned and hesitant to keep this item after my new MacBook Pro arrived. It has worked After reading some of the reviews, I was concerned and hesitant to keep this item after my new MacBook Pro arrived. It has worked like a charm! Been using my old MagSafe adapter to prolong the life of my MagSafe 2. No complaints! …
- Written by Robert C from West Caldwell
Terrible Product - Save your money
I disregarded all the bad reviews and tried this adapter anyway. It worked fine for a couple months but is no longer functioning I disregarded all the bad reviews and tried this adapter anyway. It worked fine for a couple months but is no longer functioning so I'm going to need to buy a new $80 power cable instead of a $10 fix. Pretty lame and a waste of money. …
- Written by Brian W from Madison
Only works if jiggled
This thing is so finicky it's almost useless. If it's not jiggled into the correct position, my macbook pro stops charging, even This thing is so finicky it's almost useless. If it's not jiggled into the correct position, my macbook pro stops charging, even though the adapter is connected. Any slight movement causes it to loose connection. I've had it replaced 3 times at the apple store. All work for the first couple times, then start to loose connectivity. …
- Written by Christopher W from La Jolla
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
Is this incompatible with MagSafe Airline Adapter?
- Asked by Eunsoo R from Hoffman Estates
- Jun 12, 2012
The Airline Adapter will NOT (I repeat, NOT) work with the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. This may be w The Airline Adapter will NOT (I repeat, NOT) work with the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. This may be why Apple discontinued the adapter, but Apple has not given a reason for discontinuing it.
To get technical, the Airline adapter transmitted an output of 16V. The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro wants a 20V input.
You may ask why older MacBook AC adapters work, and why Apple offered a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter. The reason is that the MagSafe AC adapters can modulate from 16V to 18.5V output. When a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is connected, the older AC adapters crank up to the max at 18.5V, which is close enough that in most cases... sufficient power is supplied.
I have not tested with the 13-inch Retina or the MacBook Air, but those appear to run at lower voltages (14.5V on the MacBook Air, for example). The Airline Adapter may work on those systems. …
- Answered by Christopher P from Chico
- Jan 24, 2013
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