The 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone should trip over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook Air stays put safely. It also 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 lights up; an amber light lets you know that your notebook 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 you 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 only with MacBook Air featuring MagSafe 2 power port.
Ratings & Reviews
Broke too soon
Quite careful with my equipment. This one simply stopped working under no significant stress conditions. Quality control alert.
- Written by Philip M from Wenatchee
96 of 104 people found this useful
Worst Apple product or accesory
This is like a bad dream. When I saw the reviews I thought they were joking. I feel like sending the entire laptop back because of the adapter. It falls off for no reason and gets in the way. Apple needs to do a recall. …
- Written by Victor A from Newark
66 of 78 people found this useful
Well both these reviews are right in their own ways. The charger is great for what it is designed to do. However you have to pro vide it a little more consideration than some other cords. I have broken 2 by my own fault as one I twisted too tight around the built in holder and the other my 8 year old autistic son broke after 6 months of hard use. Look apple can't be blamed for moves like that. In fact the genius bar would have replaced the first one under warranty but I don't play that way. So for my money the product is fine, and I'll put my 15 bucks a month away and replace the charger if I need too, I waste more money than that on coffee. …
- Written by James G from Athens
71 of 114 people found this useful
If I could give it zero stars I would.
First off, the end of the cable attached to the base of the charger is so flimsy that I had to tape it because the protective plas tic around the wires bent and split open after I wrapped my cord up for storage. The charger base slips out of outlets and it has made loud disruptions when I am studying in a quiet atmosphere. The magnet end that attaches to the compter is cool but the detachable piece on the charger with the 2 prongs on it slides off a lot. Lastly, this price is freaking ridiculous, i'm a college student, my monthly living budget for necessities is even less than $79.......please Apple, design a better charger, I have a 2012 Macbook Air, and I love it, but this charger is killing me. …
- Written by Simonne S from Northbrook
4 of 4 people found this useful
Great design, poor execution....
I have now gone through two of these for my MacBook. They just wear out... No other explanation. This last one actually 'flamed ou t' causing a lot of smoke and nearly a fire. …
- Written by Eric C from Cocoa
2 of 2 people found this useful
It really isn't as bad as people point out...My charger has now recently broken and this my 3rd year of owning it. The only reaso n why it is broke is because of the protective cover around the wires. It is very thin and could be easily torn. If you take care of your products it should last a lot longer..My charger didn't fall out as often as the other reviews. …
- Written by Quintessa F from Wiggins
0 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
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- Asked by John D. C from New York
- May 18, 2013
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- Asked by Rayanne H from Washington
- May 11, 2013
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- Asked by Richard K from Absecon
- Jun 11, 2012
MagSafe 2 is slightly smaller, leading to more room in the computer for components. If you have MagS afe (original) power cords and want to use those, they have an adapter in/on the Apple Store for about $10. …
- Answered by Joshua G from Davis
- Jun 12, 2012
After 33 years in computers I am a brand new Mac Air user. My question is what is the 45 WMagSafe 2 Power Adpt and where and how do u use it.
- Asked by Sandra L from Evansville
- Nov 30, 2012
It's a extra charger for a MacBook Air. Just plug the into the wall socket and with the other end pl ug in to your MacBook Air. …
- Answered by Jacob K
- Jan 25, 2013
- Asked by Aris U from Grosse Pointe Park
- Jun 18, 2012
It's specifically designed for the mid 2012 MacBook Air models.
- Answered by Jeff V
- Jun 24, 2012