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

      825 of 1064 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

      353 of 407 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

      289 of 354 people found this useful

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

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Unreliable

      This adapter worked fine for the first few months I had it, but then it would just stop working after being plugged in for a while and the amber/green light on This adapter worked fine for the first few months I had it, but then it would just stop working after being plugged in for a while and the amber/green light on the charger would not be illuminated. Now it is very difficult to get it to connect properly when first connecting it, I have to jiggle it every which way to get it to finally connect. I'm also regularly using a compressed air cleaner to clean it and the other connections to get it to properly work. I use my Macbook on a desk so it's not like it's moving around a lot or at all where it might disconnect, I'd hate to see how this works when using it on your lap. I'd prefer not to have to purchase an $80 MagSafe 2 charger when this should do the job and work with my several MagSafe 1 chargers.

      • Written by William M from Schenectady

      Is this review useful?Unreliable

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Never got it to work.

      I would give it zero stars if I could. I'm using an 85w magsafe purchased less than a year ago, with the adapter that I purchased about 3 weeks ago. I got a n I would give it zero stars if I could. I'm using an 85w magsafe purchased less than a year ago, with the adapter that I purchased about 3 weeks ago. I got a new 15" macbook pro and didn't want to lug my charger from home to work and back every day. Found this, which looked like a perfect solution. Except it's never worked. Not even once. I've spent over an hour trying different things to get it to work, based on advice from message boards and from apple. The real pain is that it was like 10 bucks, and I threw the packaging away when I opened it. It's not worth my time to drive back to the store and spend 30 min-1 hour of my life getting that $10 back. I'm very irritated by this product, and by apple's shameless money-grab antics with new chargers for their laptops and phones.

      • Written by Gregory T from Los Angeles

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Never got it to work.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Fix The MagSafe Adapter's Failure To Work

      Matthew G from Princeton on May 8, 2016 wrote that to correct the non-working of a MagSafe Adapter is to attach the Adapter to the computer FIRST and then conne Matthew G from Princeton on May 8, 2016 wrote that to correct the non-working of a MagSafe Adapter is to attach the Adapter to the computer FIRST and then connect the Power Cable to the Adapter. Brilliant! I do not how Mr. G stumbled upon/devined how to achieve such a fix, but it worked! for me, but only sometimes. I believe the better fix has to do with clearing microscopic debris from the connector pins that do not always allow power to be passed through the adapter. At least, when done in combination, that dual process works better for me. Maybe it's the spring-loaded pins! Great product idea, but poorly manufactured, I believe.

      • Written by Gerald B. C from EDGEWOOD

      1 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Fix The MagSafe Adapter's Failure To Work

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