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 should trip over it, the cord 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 a full charge. An AC cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.

    Designed to be the perfect traveling companion, the adapter has a clever design which 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

      719 of 879 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

      545 of 687 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      thoughtless design

      If I sneeze it unplugs. If someone shuts the door the change in air pressure makes it unplug. As the tides shift it will unplug. Forget about working with th If I sneeze it unplugs. If someone shuts the door the change in air pressure makes it unplug. As the tides shift it will unplug. Forget about working with the computer on your lap. The tiny magnet I used in nursery school to gather iron filings in the sandbox was stronger. And it unseats so easily that time and time again when I think it's charging it's not. Bad, bad, bad. For shame. And it is so easy to fix.

      • Written by Steven T from Santa Monica

      307 of 358 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?thoughtless design

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Expensive, frays easily, awkward...

      I'm at my wits' end-- this is the 3rd time that I am replacing a power cord for my laptop, and that's after extending their lives with electric tape! The cords I'm at my wits' end-- this is the 3rd time that I am replacing a power cord for my laptop, and that's after extending their lives with electric tape! The cords seem almost designed to fray quickly. Mine has frayed near the laptop connector just a year in. Apple, not everybody has a perfect workstation at home to keep the cord in their "optimal geometry." Apple, for $80 you should be providing quality cords that can withstand some curving now and again. That's part of the convenience of having a light laptop. Otherwise, Apple, you should certainly be replacing frayed cords for free.

      • Written by Ian L from Ithaca

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Expensive, frays easily, awkward...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      DC cord will certainly break

      Two MacBooks, two broken chargers. Right now, I feel electric current when I touch metal parts of the charger and also the aluminum body, even though I always c Two MacBooks, two broken chargers. Right now, I feel electric current when I touch metal parts of the charger and also the aluminum body, even though I always carefully unplug and store so as not to put too much strain on the cable. I can't understand why they don't change the design of the clearly to weak cord.

      • Written by Bram v from Lanaken

      Is this review useful?DC cord will certainly break

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cable rips easily at the power brick

      Title says it all. Every generation of this power adapter, the cable splinters and rips on the MBP side of the power brick. These cables should really be brai Title says it all. Every generation of this power adapter, the cable splinters and rips on the MBP side of the power brick. These cables should really be braided or of better quality for a $3k+ laptop.

      • Written by Oliver J from Playa del Rey

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Cable rips easily at the power brick

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