Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)

  • Overview

    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.

    If you are running an earlier version of OS X, you can enter your serial number here to find out which model you have.

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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      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 design but the magnet holding it 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

      682 of 841 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Magnet not Strong Enough

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      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 lap. Please bring back the L c 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

      509 of 647 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love the rMBP, HATE the MagSafe 2

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      NOT GOOD.

      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

      263 of 292 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?NOT GOOD.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Not as bad as others believe...

      While Apple's MagSafe chargers compromise a few reliability details in the name of design I believe that if people are just more careful they won't fray or dama While Apple's MagSafe chargers compromise a few reliability details in the name of design I believe that if people are just more careful they won't fray or damage the cord. The magnet is as strong as it needs to be. Most consumers will not remember when iBooks and Powerbooks used a headphone jack style charger. These would easily break into the port and require charger board/ logic board replacements.

      • Written by Matthew S from Davie

      Is this review useful?Not as bad as others believe...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Two pins look burned not charging

      It seems like the pins aren't connecting, two look dark like they are burned, The light turns green like it is charged or charging and then it doesn't charge. I It seems like the pins aren't connecting, two look dark like they are burned, The light turns green like it is charged or charging and then it doesn't charge. I've had apple mac products for 20 years, my old computers worked flawlessly for 6+ years before I had to replace but my 17 inch Macbook pro died at 2 1/2 years old and then I got this 15 in macbook pro and now the charger is dying after 3 months! Apple products used to be worth the extra money because the quality was better but not anymore! I am going to buy another brand Dell Windows based instead of Apple if this laptop fails, after 20 years of bing Mac loyal.

      • Written by tanya r from wanganui

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Two pins look burned not charging

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Lousy quality for an overpriced and even dangerous charger

      This is a device that transforms a household electric current from whatever it is in your country to 85 W and sends that electric current to the battery of your This is a device that transforms a household electric current from whatever it is in your country to 85 W and sends that electric current to the battery of your computer. It is not rocket science and the technology has been around for about a century now. Yet Apple has failed to construct a charger that holds up to normal daily use. Let's put aside that this charger has magnetic contacts that kind of work, most of the time. What blows my mind is how Apple let the focus on design compromise the usability and quality of such a premium product. The cables on this charger are way too thin and made from a material that doesn't hold up over time, eventually making this charger a death trap and fire hazard. If I were Apple I would be embarrassed. This is by far their worst innovation.

      • Written by Johan A from Överkalix

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Lousy quality for an overpriced and even dangerous charger

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