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
This charger gets extremely hot and the cable is very weak. Not a good design at all had to buy another one. I hope apple refund m This charger gets extremely hot and the cable is very weak. Not a good design at all had to buy another one. I hope apple refund my money on the product. …
- Written by E O from luton
246 of 273 people found this useful
Quality - I think not
After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a heavy user but the charger had now 'frayed' at the mag 2 connector showing the metal grading around the cable itself. It is a poorly designed and poorly constructed piece of equipment which lets down the whole product. I just wonder what Apple were thinking of....... …
- Written by Eric H from Wolverhampton
199 of 211 people found this useful
This product is a potential fire hazard - beware!
The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the main unit melted exposing the internal wires. In the process it melted a hole in the carpet it was sitting on. Overheating seems to be a recurrent problem with this design. Tomorrow I will see what the Mac Store has to say about this. I assume that they will replace the product for free. …
- Written by Neil M from Birmingham
202 of 229 people found this useful
Apple worst product
This charger has a short life and poor quality I had three chargers from apple in last two years first two charger
burnt and mel This charger has a short life and poor quality I had three chargers from apple in last two years first two charger
burnt and melt from cable that connected to power supply end. I had to pay this time hopefully it will work.
poor quality expensive product, and you have no other option. …
- Written by Fauad S from Hemel hempstead
Second PSU in as many years
Another unhappy customer with this one, I'm afraid. This time I made sure not to wrap or bend the thin wire, especially near the b Another unhappy customer with this one, I'm afraid. This time I made sure not to wrap or bend the thin wire, especially near the base unit, but still, it broke. What I noticed is that the heat from the unit softens the plastic on the thin end. This bulks up and eventually becomes brittle, then cracks open, exposing the wire and ultimately breaking it.
I hope Apple can address this problem. I'm quite surprised that they celebrate this design so positively. The "feet" are pointless, and I've never understood why they changed the original mag safe connector, which was much better. This unit could do with a complete design overhaul. …
- Written by Sean G from COVENTRY
Breaks after 18months - VERY DISAPPOINTED
Very disappointed with the power adapter blowing fuses after 18 months. After spending a lot of money on a MBP Retina (and treatin Very disappointed with the power adapter blowing fuses after 18 months. After spending a lot of money on a MBP Retina (and treating it as such) the fuse randomly blew after being connected for ½ hour. Replaced the fuse - blew again, and now forced to buy another adapter at £65. This isn't acceptable Apple! …
- Written by Steven W from Chelmsford
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How long does it take to fully charge a MackBook Pro with Retina Display?
- Asked by Jari S
From 0% battery life, mine charges up to full in approximately 2-3 hours
- Answered by Jun Hao T
what is the use for the 2 little wings you can flip open on charger ?
- Asked by Hannah C
It's to coil the cable around whilst storing/travelling, along with the little clp on. The cable to It's to coil the cable around whilst storing/travelling, along with the little clp on. The cable to secure the coil …
- Answered by Matt P
wood this fit my 17 macbook pro year 2010
- Asked by Antonino L from Lodi
No. Apple says that this is not backward compatible.
- Answered by Chester W from Chatsworth
Can I use a 45w charger efficiently with a macbook pro (retina display)?
- Asked by Tori B from Wilber
You can use it but I do not recommend it because it really takes a long time for a full recharge.
- Answered by Aung Z from Perth
hello I have a question is this charger the right one to use for a MacBook Pro retina display from the late 2009? thanks for your advice
- Asked by Brenda Z from San Miguel De Allende
The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was released in 2012. Any computer from before then uses the old The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was released in 2012. Any computer from before then uses the older style connector. …
- Answered by Matthew G from Wilmington
Will the 85w magsafe 2 charger works better than 45w magsafe 2 for macbook air?
- Asked by Minjun K from Cupertino
It should work the same. The charger doesn't "force" current into the computer, the computer draws It should work the same. The charger doesn't "force" current into the computer, the computer draws what it needs from the charger. The MBA will only draw 45W max so the 85w charger will easily provide the needed current. The problem happens when you try and use the 45w charger with the 85w computer. It will try to draw more current than the charger will deliver and that can cause problems. …
- Answered by Mitchell P from Carson City