Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook Air

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  • Overview

    The 45-Watt MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook Air features a magnetic DC connector that ensures your power cable will disconnect if it experiences undue strain, and 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 will light up; an amber light lets you know that your portable is charging, while a green light tells you that you have a full charge. An AC lead is provided with the adapter for maximum lead length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives users an even easier and more compact way to travel.

    Redesigned specifically for MacBook Air, the adapter is the perfect travelling companion. It 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 only with MacBook Air with MagSafe Power Port.

    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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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Maybe I'm lucky?

      Had mine for 3 years this month and nothings gone wrong with it yet, the cable doesn't show signs of giving up anytime soon. I always think people are more like Had mine for 3 years this month and nothings gone wrong with it yet, the cable doesn't show signs of giving up anytime soon. I always think people are more likely to review when it's negative than when it's positive though, but I may just be one of the lucky few.

      • Written by Daniel C from newton abbot

      5 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Maybe I'm lucky?

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Long-term excellent durable if treated a certain way

      This goes against the grain of reviews, but here's my experience. I have had three Apple white power bricks, each outlasting the laptop it came with (the weren' This goes against the grain of reviews, but here's my experience. I have had three Apple white power bricks, each outlasting the laptop it came with (the weren't all 45W Magsafe – the first was the co-axial plug-in type with a white iBook, the second a 60W Magsafe with a Macbook and the current one a 45W Magsafe with an Air). I travel several days a week. I'd estimate I coil and uncoil the wire at least 10 times a week, several hundred or a thousand times a year, several thousand times in the time I've had the adapters. But I always make sure I'm not allowing the wire to become twisted or strained. Where it emerges from the brick itself, I let it turn very gently through 90 degrees and then start wrapping the wire around the folding plastic 'ears', gently on the first lap and tightly thereafter. With each turn, I give the cable a twist with my thumb and forefinger to counteract the natural opposite twist it would otherwise get. And as I uncoil it I do the opposite. It doesn't take any time. Apple should put this in the instructions. It's the same way any sailor or trucker would coil up a rope, or gardener coil a hose, to stop it twisting and getting knotted and strained.

      • Written by Paul H from London

      4 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Long-term excellent durable if treated a certain way

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Product

      Had my MacBook Air for over a year. No Problems at all - the charger is just as good as the day I got it! It only overheats if it is covered as it does get hot Had my MacBook Air for over a year. No Problems at all - the charger is just as good as the day I got it! It only overheats if it is covered as it does get hot - no hotter than most windows laptops though! (and you have those on your lap!) I also think the magsafe idea is great!

      • Written by Nikki H from London

      10 of 29 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Hopeless cable

      Off to get my third cable - even putting tape round the cable to hold it together as soon as the various splits appear (which is soon after purchase) only exten Off to get my third cable - even putting tape round the cable to hold it together as soon as the various splits appear (which is soon after purchase) only extends the life by a few months - And I guess what we are paying all the money for is a new adapter (£65) when it is just the (50p?) cable that splits and breaks.

      • Written by Chris B from BANGOR

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Hopeless cable

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      I have got 3 in 4 year and I need another one at present.

      Cable is a worst quality I never has got, it is expensive too. I am heading to get another brand for it. I use it good but it break again.

      • Written by Jose Luis G from Almería

      5 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I have got 3 in 4 year and I need another one at present.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible Design MacAir Charger/Power Supply

      3rd time having to power supply in 3 years - Apple need to sort this problem out! I am considering not upgrading again with Apple because of this issue.

      • Written by Sue V from Penarth

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible Design MacAir Charger/Power Supply

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