Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)
Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)
The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone trips over it, the lead disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook Pro 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 full charge. An AC lead is provided with the adapter for maximum lead length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.
Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adapter has a clever design that 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 with MacBook Pro with Retina display.
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Magnet not Strong Enough
I have had all versions of MagSafe. The Original T, The L, and now MagSafe 2 with my MBP Retina display. I am a fan of the T des I have had all versions of MagSafe. The Original T, The L, and now MagSafe 2 with my MBP Retina display. I am a fan of the T design but the magnet holding it in is way to weak. I don't know if it is because its smaller profile, but I can barely touch my laptop without the thing falling out. It is becoming extremely annoying to the point where I might need to walk around with a brand new MBP with its power cord duct taped to it! I believe the magnets are in the systems itself but please Apple come out with a revised adapter with a second set of neodymium magnets in the charging tip to counter act the problem and grab the machine tighter. I'd rather it be bulkier and work properly. I understand the point that is supposed to break away, but not by a feather landing on it! We miss Steve Jobs. I hope this isn't the type of product glitches we will have to get accustomed to now. Apple is supposed to be Apple, This isn't Apple at all. …
- Written by ANDERS S from LEANDER
436 of 531 people found this useful
Love the rMBP, HATE the MagSafe 2
Why Apple? Why did you have to change back to the T charger? Im constantly having to plug it back in when the computer sits on my Why Apple? Why did you have to change back to the T charger? Im constantly having to plug it back in when the computer sits on my lap. Please bring back the L charger!!! …
- Written by Thijs T from Eldorado springs
330 of 413 people found this useful
Finally back to a T shaped charger! I've had many problems with the L shaped charger...
- Written by Jip V from Zevenaar
239 of 397 people found this useful
Adapter not lasting long enough
I don't know if i am unlucky or bad lucked or what but i have had two adapters already the first that came with the MBP and anothe I don't know if i am unlucky or bad lucked or what but i have had two adapters already the first that came with the MBP and another i bought for Christmas, and now I'm going for a 3rd one! the first one lasted a year the only problem was the end of the cable was disintegrating and didn't pull enough power because the wires were not touching properly but the second and i don't really know how this happened! it just burnt out, like really? honestly how will just burn out! i tried not to bend it as much to avoid from repeating what happened to my first charger and now this one just burns out! honestly its not like the adapter is really cheap that i can buy 100 of them! I'm a college student and the second one was my Christmas gift now i will have to pay this out of my own wallet. I love my MPB but i think apple has to do something about the charger because i can't keep affording to buy a new one every year. …
- Written by Ronnie R from Los Angeles
DESIGN FLAW - SERIOUSLY ANNOYING PROBLEM
Many others have given this product a 1 star rating and the ratio of bad ratings is about 50 to 1 to the bad. It's clearly a desig Many others have given this product a 1 star rating and the ratio of bad ratings is about 50 to 1 to the bad. It's clearly a design issue shared by some other Mac products that 'looks nice, does not work well or is not ergonomic but looks like it should be'. If the connector lay alongside the Mac case it might be less subject to constantly falling off or being disconnected at the slightest touch... i.e. with pant leg when you use the mac as a LAPTOP vs. desktop computer. I HOPE, but don't expect, that when this problem is fixed, I'll be notified and can get the updated working model. …
- Written by Harvey M from NEW YORK
To all those laps out there leveraging MagSafe 2 plugs out of their sockets
Some of us clearly must have forgotten the Retina MacBook Pro (referred to as rMBP from now on) has a battery, and an amazing one Some of us clearly must have forgotten the Retina MacBook Pro (referred to as rMBP from now on) has a battery, and an amazing one at that. Perhaps the current MagSafe 2 design is not as "lap friendly" as prior designs, but is it really that big of a hassle? How hard is it really to keep a thigh clear of a plugged MagSafe 2 connector?
Set aside for a minute the fact that Apple somehow managed to squeeze 8 hours of battery life from a supercomputer this small; Out of 9 notebook computers I've owned, 3 being Apple notebooks, this is the fastest charging notebook (and charger) I've ever used. It fully charges in about 2.5 hours to give you 8 hours of cordless nirvana. Of course, that doesn't mean 8 hours of movie editing and 3D gaming, but who on earth are these creative geniuses and cyber-athletes running their rMBPs at peak utilization off of their laps? I can't imagine a work scenario where part of someone's daily routine is to sit, rMBP in lap, and kill the battery in less than an hour, and then sit there frustrated, fighting to keep it plugged in. Maybe one person with OCD. Let's break it down for the real world: In 10 years as an IT consultant for numerous industries, I can say most people working on a computer in an office environment could easily make it through their entire 8 hour work shift without charging their rMBP a single time. From healthcare to sales, or the service industry to corporate management, and whether it's a receptionist, clerk, nurse, office assistant, secretary, bookkeeper, politician, consultant, or planner, I can't imagine a single scenario where using a rMBP would not be able to stay cordless most of the time at work, especially if they plug their rMBP in before they go off to lunch. Now, I know what you're thinking--why on earth would, in a real world scenario, a receptionist be using a $2,600 notebook computer when a $400 Windows notebook would do? Then you'd have entirely missed the point.
My point is this: chances are, if you have your rMBP in your lap at this very moment, you're obviously not rendering in Maya, compiling code, or computing primes. This means that, as scary as it might sound, if your battery is already at 100% and has been for the last hour, you can go ahead and unplug that monstrosity of a MageSafe 2 connector. Try it! Trust me, you won't lose your work and you'll have plenty of battery for later on. Leave it where it ought to be: by the wall, or sitting on a desk or table, ready to spare you a heart attack the moment you FINALLY plugged in your $3,000 Apple notebook to charge and then tripped on the cord while you're going out to lunch or making your way to the bed to turn in for the night. Good thing that MagSafe 2 snapped free! Another inch and it might have bounced off the marble. Why did you get that marble floor anyway? That was a terrible idea. Should have went parquet. Take a deep breath; it's going to be okay. Don't forget to grab your iPad for some light reading at lunch or before bed!
Is the Mag Safe 2 perfect? No. Is it better than the previous MagSafe versions? I would argue that it is. The connector's binding permanence and safety benefit factors are on opposite sides of the same scale.
I'm going to conclude with this: I'm 5' 11", 200 pounds. Average build, some could say a touch overweight. I am sitting on a love seat with my rMBP dead center in my lap typing this review with my MagSafe 2 connector is plugged in as well. No matter if I have my legs splayed out, closed, folded in or one over another, I cannot get the MagSafe 2 to rest in such a manner that my thigh or knee would accidentally pull it loose. It continues to sit slightly above the point at which it could make body contact. So, I believe the real issue here is this: Does the average Retina MacBook Pro user have fat thighs? …
- Written by Ahmed H from Bradenton
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Hi, I'd like to know if this is compatible with a 15'' Macbook Pro Late 2008? Thank you
- Asked by Phillip S
- Jun 23, 2014
No a 85W MagSafe 2 power adaptor is not compatible with a 15" Macbook Pro Late 2008, only a 85W MagS No a 85W MagSafe 2 power adaptor is not compatible with a 15" Macbook Pro Late 2008, only a 85W MagSafe 1 Power adaptor. If you're looking for a 85W MagSafe power adaptor go to the apple store or apple.com. MagSafe 1 and 2 power adaptors are 2 different sizes.
Source: Mac Tracker App from the app store. …
- Answered by Tyson H
- Jun 24, 2014
Does the adapter that comes with the American macbook pros work with 220/230 volt and 60Hz currents?
- Asked by Yuval N
- May 19, 2014
Yes. Looking at mine the print says 100-240V 50-60Hz.
- Answered by Michael Z from Fresh Meadows
- May 28, 2014
How long does it take to fully charge a MackBook Pro with Retina Display?
- Asked by Jari S
- Aug 4, 2012
From 0% battery life, mine charges up to full in approximately 2-3 hours
- Answered by Jun Hao T
- Sep 5, 2012
what is the use for the 2 little wings you can flip open on charger ?
- Asked by Hannah C
- Aug 12, 2012
The two wings are for you to wind up your charger's cable onto them.
- Answered by Jun Hao T
- Sep 5, 2012
Does this item include the AC power cord?
- Asked by Ryan I from West Chester
- Nov 13, 2013
- Answered by Ben N from Oberon
- Nov 17, 2013