Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air
Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air
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.
Not sure if this is the right power adapter for your Mac?
See this article for more details about choosing the right one.
Knowing which specific Mac model you have is important. If you are running OS X Lion (10.7) or later go to the “” menu at the top left of your screen, choose “About this Mac” then click the “More Info...” button. Your Mac model and generation will be displayed.
If you are running an earlier version of OS X, you can enter your serial number here to find out which model you have.
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
582 of 640 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 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
471 of 535 people found this useful
Only read reviews of MagSafe TWO - it's TERRIBLE!
All these reviews saying they've had no problems for over 6 months are reviews for other models. The new MagSafe 2 hasn't been ava All these reviews saying they've had no problems for over 6 months are reviews for other models. The new MagSafe 2 hasn't been available for that long - only since the new 2012 MBA's came out in mid-June. The new MagSafe 2's charger attachment magnet is incredibly weak and will detach at the slightest provocation. Or unhappy thought. Or suspicious look. This product is terrible and Apple should fix this as soon as possible. …
- Written by Allison S from New Orleans
399 of 454 people found this useful
Makes me angry how easily it falls out
All. The. Time.
- Written by Hiemann L from New York
refuses to stay connected unless the laptop is completely 100% flat. (for instance falls right off when if I'm trying to work with refuses to stay connected unless the laptop is completely 100% flat. (for instance falls right off when if I'm trying to work with the computer in my lap). It's driving me crazy! …
- Written by Sarah F from San Francisco
It's not so bad ... yet!
I bought my Macbook Air almost a week ago ... I love love love it. As I am here to rate the power cord, I will say that is is wor I bought my Macbook Air almost a week ago ... I love love love it. As I am here to rate the power cord, I will say that is is working fine, so far. I used it for the first time this morning and my computer charged with no issues at all. The magnetic part seems to stick pretty good ... at least for today it does. I have read a lot of these reviews and I am worried. I thought about buying another one, but don't think I will now. I'll make due with the one I have. The only thing I can think of is my Macbook Air is the new one that came out, meaning they made improvements to the processor (1.4 vs 1.6) ... maybe they also made enhancements to the power cord. …
- Written by Selena H from Calgary
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What's the difference between MagSafe and MagSafe 2?
- Asked by Richard K from Absecon
- Jun 11, 2012
Compared to the magnificently engineered MagSafe Side adapter, the MagSafe2 cable Worth knowing:
Compared to the magnificently engineered MagSafe Side adapter, the MagSafe2 cable is stiffer, coils poorly and the connector protrudes about 3/4 inch from the body of the mac.
In my humble opinion it is not as elegant an industrial design solution as it's predecessor. …
- Answered by Peter F from New York
- Jul 27, 2012
What charger does my MacBook Pro 13 inch use and how many volts does it need to charge my MacBook Pro? My MacBook Pro is 2012.
- Asked by Kenny N from Nashville
- Aug 25, 2013
you can use the Apple 60W or 85W MagSafe Power Adapter NOT THE MAGSAFE 2
- Answered by Max B
- Sep 27, 2013
How much power does this 45W Magsafe 2 consume when it is plugged in to the wall socket and unplugged at the laptop end?
- Asked by Vishal S
- Oct 3, 2014
What is the ouput current and voltage?
- Asked by Guoxing Z from San Ramon
- Oct 12, 2013
Guoxing, The 45W Magsafe 2 A/C adaptor that came with my new 13" Air says this (in a barely readabl Guoxing, The 45W Magsafe 2 A/C adaptor that came with my new 13" Air says this (in a barely readable very pale gray 3 or 4 point font) on the side of the white block:
Input: 100-240VAC 1A
Output: 14.85VDC 3.05A
- Answered by Ted B from Tappan
- Oct 18, 2013