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

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  • 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

      672 of 829 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

      502 of 639 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

      259 of 303 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?thoughtless design

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great magnet !

      I have been saved many a times from pulling my Macbook into the ground by the magnetic connector! If you're clumsy and forgetful like me, then this is a lifesav I have been saved many a times from pulling my Macbook into the ground by the magnetic connector! If you're clumsy and forgetful like me, then this is a lifesaver. Just the right amount of magnetic pull!

      • Written by Jessica b from Cork

      Is this review useful?Great magnet !

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Bad design in functionality AND aesthetics

      The MagSagfe requires a lot of reworking. The lack of support at the stress points of the cord leaves it susceptible to fraying, especially when you employ the The MagSagfe requires a lot of reworking. The lack of support at the stress points of the cord leaves it susceptible to fraying, especially when you employ the two prongs designed to pack the whole thing away. We're told that the design team chose not to implement support for these joints because they weren't aesthetically pleasing, and if a design team cannot come up with a beautiful design solution, then they aren't really doing their jobs. They chose aesthetics over functionality, but the power adapter is so awkward in design. The lower end is large and bulky whilst the path leading to the laptop is thin and flimsy. How are these two components meant to last alongside one another? I should not have to be the one to reinforce the cord's stress points with one of the many 'hacks' seen online addressing this issue. If people on the internet can devise a solution, surely the design team at Apple can too.

      • Written by Michelle M from Sydney

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Bad design in functionality AND aesthetics

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This is a terrible piece of hardware

      I really took care of the one that came originally with my Macbook (really, the exterior looks new on the outside) and it broke anyway after 2 years.

      • Written by Marco A A from Tysons Corner

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This is a terrible piece of hardware

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