Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)

  • Overview

    The 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter 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; 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 cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives users 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 and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

    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

      Power adaptors do not last

      Apple needs to rethink the design of the Magsafe power adaptors. I have bought replacement Magsafe Power adaptors in the past because they don't always last. S Apple needs to rethink the design of the Magsafe power adaptors. I have bought replacement Magsafe Power adaptors in the past because they don't always last. Sometimes 1-2 years but this recent one only lasted 3 months. At $80 per adaptor this is ridiculous. Read online, many consumers have had the same issues.

      • Written by Gary H from Boca Raton

      7797 of 8121 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Power adaptors do not last

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Dear Apple

      I want to love you. I really, really do. You're making it difficult though. I couldn't blame you when my old, T-style power adapter broke after a couple yea I want to love you. I really, really do. You're making it difficult though. I couldn't blame you when my old, T-style power adapter broke after a couple years. I was even excited when I saw the sleek, new, redesigned L-style. However, that one broke too- but this time, it was after only about two months. I tried not to take it out on you, and figured that maybe I got the one bad one in the batch, or that maybe I had been too rough with it. But here I am, typing away, pausing occasionally to wiggle the cord in order to get it to work again- for a few seconds at least. Yes, thats right, my SECOND L-style magsafe has broken, also after only a couple months. Finally, I'm realizing that it's not me, it's YOU. And you just don't seem to realize that. I called Apple support only to be told that there are "no known issues" with the L-style magsafe adapter. Oh really? Dearest apple, do you ever read the reviews your products receive? Obviously there is a known issue, and its that this product simply doesn't work if you use it for more than a month! I've enjoyed your sleek design and better usability, but honestly, I think I'm leaving you. For a PC.

      • Written by Anna S from Sierra Vista

      3832 of 4002 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Dear Apple

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      New and Better than the Old MagSafe

      I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feels differently built (for the b I own the white 13" 2008 Macbook, and to answer your questions (if any), yes, it works with it. As for the MagSafe itself, it feels differently built (for the better), it doesn't nearly get as hot as the old MagSafe did (incredibly this one stays very cool, even on extended periods of time, although that could be because it's new.) Lastly, the actual connector is pretty innovative, feels much sturdier and less prone to fire/breaking/separation issues. It also wraps around a better/more effective contour. All in all, for $79 compared to $99, and the benefits i've named, it's a much better buy than the previous MagSafe (still overpriced, apple)

      • Written by Nico A from markham

      2386 of 3856 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?New and Better than the Old MagSafe

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      POS

      The one that came with my MacBook Pro lasted a few years before I had to begin using electrical tape, this replacement had a tear in it within a month and I am The one that came with my MacBook Pro lasted a few years before I had to begin using electrical tape, this replacement had a tear in it within a month and I am so careful with it. So, I wrapped it but due to how close the tear was to the connection it just kept giving way at the connection. I even tried the spring trick, and nursed it along with tape and spring for a year until today it shocked the heck out my palm and fried itself. Sadly I have an online anatomy exam to finish studying for and must take this evening ... guess whose book is online and whose MacBook is at 2%? This girl! Thanks Apple for a crummy product that is crazy expensive for broke college students to have to continuously replace.

      • Written by Kindra H from Bakersfield

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?POS

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible...Steve Jobs would have been embarrassed.

      I have gone through 3 of these. It would cost Apple a couple of cents to reinforce the end of the cord. Also, $75 for a charger...

      • Written by Michael O from Washington

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible...Steve Jobs would have been embarrassed.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Either Change the Design or Stand Behind it with Applecare

      I have totally changed to Apple products for almost everything -- and I would not go back to the fake computers. But, the power adapter for the MacBook Pro abso I have totally changed to Apple products for almost everything -- and I would not go back to the fake computers. But, the power adapter for the MacBook Pro absolutely MUST be redesigned. I have to buy a new one about every six months, and I am extremely careful with my equipment. I also have purchased Applecare for my products and this is absolutely one product that should be covered but is not. Come on Apple -- make a product that meets your standards. Look at the reviews of this product!

      • Written by David B from Trion

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Either Change the Design or Stand Behind it with Applecare

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