MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

  • Overview

    The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display, or MagSafe Power Adapter to charge your MagSafe 2-equipped Mac computer.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

    System Requirements

    Compatibility

    24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display

    27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display

    Apple Thunderbolt Display

    Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adapter

    Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    MacBook Pro with Retina display

    MacBook Air with MagSafe 2 power port

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Good, but What about MS2 to MS1?

      This does what its supposed to I also need MS2 to MS1. I routinely carry around 2 macbooks we need the other way around also...

      • Written by FAHAD S from Fremont

      804 of 1041 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good, but What about MS2 to MS1?

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Works but easily detached

      The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina. The converter's magnet attaches to the power su The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina. The converter's magnet attaches to the power supply's old MagSafe connector very effectively. The magnetic connection between the converter and the MacBook isn't as strong. The problem is that the old MagSafe adapter and the converter is now long enough that leverage makes it very easy to disconnect from the MacBook. This is very annoying, especially if you hold the MacBook in your lap while using it.

      • Written by Todd M from Garner

      346 of 399 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works but easily detached

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great way to extend the life of existing adapters

      Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but this is better than replacing th Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but this is better than replacing the monitor! As for the other reviewer complaining about having to replace his existing adaptors - that doesn't make sense. His existing adaptors work with his older machines, and with this they now work with his new machine. The only potential problem is if he is planning on a new location with only the new power adaptor... Inconvenient, sure - but hardly forced to buy a bunch of new stuff to replace his existing.

      • Written by Eric E from Manassas

      285 of 350 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great way to extend the life of existing adapters

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Pointless!

      The best reason for wanting to adapt your MagSafe 1 adapter to work with a MagSafe 2 machine would be to alleviate the incessant disconnecting that occurs when The best reason for wanting to adapt your MagSafe 1 adapter to work with a MagSafe 2 machine would be to alleviate the incessant disconnecting that occurs when your LAPTOP is on, well, your LAP! This "adapter" succeeds in rendering the right-angle MagSafe 1 adapter's right-angle design (which prevents disconnection every time one moves) thoroughly USELESS! Apple just make the MagSafe 2 adapter with the right-angle connector! I mean seriously, you obviously KNEW the original MagSafe design was flawed in this way so you made the right-angle version. What on earth made anyone believe that going BACK to the first generation MagSafe connector design was going to work. Oh yeah, I get it... we will introduce the "solution to the problem" for ANOTHER $80.00 after a year or so of complaints just like last time. How very "Microsoft" of you!

      • Written by Joseph B from SAINT LOUIS

      Is this review useful?Pointless!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible product that usually fails to work within 12 months of use.

      I've purchased over 60 Apple Thunderbolt Displays in the last 12 months through the organisation I work with and greater than 80% of the included MagSafe2 Conve I've purchased over 60 Apple Thunderbolt Displays in the last 12 months through the organisation I work with and greater than 80% of the included MagSafe2 Converters have failed to work within a 12 month period. Sometimes the failure is intermittent and can be resolved by methods mentioned in other reviews (jiggling the adapter, cleaning with an alcohol solution). I can't believe Apple would continue to sell such a terrible product especially when there is no option to have a MagSafe2 cord with the Thunderbolt Display (at least there wasn't at time of purchase). If you're using this with a regular power charger (not Thunderbolt Display) then you're more than likely going to be better off to just pay for the new charger that doesn't require the adapter. The sooner Apple updates the Thunderbolt Display to have a MagSafe2 cord by default, the better.

      • Written by Pete C from Moorooka

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible product that usually fails to work within 12 months of use.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Believe all the one star reviews

      This little dongle works the first few times you connect, but has to be jiggled and worried into place every time after that. Attempting to clean the connection This little dongle works the first few times you connect, but has to be jiggled and worried into place every time after that. Attempting to clean the connections with a brush and alcohol is of little use. This converter is an abomination.

      • Written by Kenneth P from Wabamun

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Believe all the one star reviews

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