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
577 of 739 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
265 of 303 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
219 of 269 people found this useful
Poor Quality Product
This is a very disappointing Apple product. It will only allow charging when it's in a "perfect" orientation with the connector o This is a very disappointing Apple product. It will only allow charging when it's in a "perfect" orientation with the connector on my MBP, and it requires a lot of fiddling and twisting to find that perfect spot. Otherwise no connection and no charging. It's easier just to use the original charger that came with the computer, which means I need two different chargers in the house for different MBPs. Bad job, Apple! …
- Written by Robert W from Redlands
2 of 3 people found this useful
Doesn't charge consistently
Sometimes it takes considerable fiddling to get my laptop to charge while plugged in. I use this product while at a desk, so I don Sometimes it takes considerable fiddling to get my laptop to charge while plugged in. I use this product while at a desk, so I don't have "falling out" issues. I do, however, disconnect the laptop 2 or more times throughout the day and each time I have to worry about the battery recharging. …
- Written by Lee F from Munhall
1 of 2 people found this useful
After about 6 months, both MagSafe2 to MagSafe converters stopped charging my MacbookProRetina reliably. You have to tweak and wig After about 6 months, both MagSafe2 to MagSafe converters stopped charging my MacbookProRetina reliably. You have to tweak and wiggle and adjust it to get it to start charging. Forget about charging it on your lap. This only works on a flat desktop where once you get the angle just right, it will charge fine. Until you bump it slightly.
And just to be clear, I have tried this with a stack of different power adapters (which all work fine on my older Macbook), and with two different converters, so it isn't the adapter, but the converter design.
And the MBP charges fine 100% of the time with the MagSafe2 adapter that came with the Macbook. So I don't think it is dirt on the Macbook itself. It is either the lame $20 converter, or a very finicky connection on the Macbook that doesn't like the converter. …
- Written by Andy B
4 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I need an adaptor for my charger from Iphone4 to Iphone5? What is it I should buy?
- Asked by Michele P
- Apr 3, 2014
Is this incompatible with MagSafe Airline Adapter?
- Asked by Eunsoo R from Hoffman Estates
- Jun 12, 2012
Tested with combination of Airline Power Adapter and MacBook Air (2012) and working fine (on America Tested with combination of Airline Power Adapter and MacBook Air (2012) and working fine (on American Airlines seat power). …
- Answered by Hugh M from Fairview
- Sep 2, 2012
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
MagSafe to MagSafe2 & rMBP - Does it charge the rMBP while in use?
- Asked by Michael M from Highlands Ranch
- Oct 18, 2012
I am not a Genious Bar Apple employee but I do own a 13" MacBook Air, the 13" MacBook (Mid 2005), 15 I am not a Genious Bar Apple employee but I do own a 13" MacBook Air, the 13" MacBook (Mid 2005), 15 inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2008), 13" Macbook Pro (Mid 2011) and two White mid 2006 MacBooks-- Just to name a few
The air requires 45 watts, MacBooks require 60, and the 15"/17" Pro's require 85 watts.
45w Megsafe Air charger will only charge the Air although a higher watt charger will charge it as well
60 Watt Mega safe. Charger that comes with the all 13" MacBook's and Pros are as well as the air
Whilst the The 85 watt Megasafe charger is intended For Macs 15" & 17"; it is my charger of choice b/c it charges all Intell based Macs including the air …
- Answered by Joseph A from Livonia
- Oct 24, 2012
can i use the magsafe to magsafe 2 converter on my old magsafe charger to charge my 13" macbook pro late 2011 model?
- Asked by George A from Los Angeles
- Nov 6, 2013
I have the oldest MagSafe charger, the 85-watt version that came with the original Intel MacBook Pro I have the oldest MagSafe charger, the 85-watt version that came with the original Intel MacBook Pro (early 2006) and it works perfectly with my current 13" MacBook Pro (late 2013) using the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter.
So if your "old" MagSafe charger is equal to or greater than the wattage of your "new" MagSafe 2 charger, it will charge your computer. I do it every day. …
- Answered by Donald T from Louisville
- Feb 21, 2014
Can I use this mag safe converter with a 27-inch LED cinema display 2 and my new retina display 15" macbook?
- Asked by Helen T from Sydney
- Apr 8, 2013
The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacB The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacBook Pro without any issues so It should be fine with the 27" Cinema LED Display. …
- Answered by George K from South Hurstville
- May 16, 2013