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

      814 of 993 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

      612 of 765 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Sad, unfortunate design flaw

      The plug has a serious design flaw that causes it to disengage far too easily from the socket. The plug and wire extent out about 3/4" making it a long lever. The plug has a serious design flaw that causes it to disengage far too easily from the socket. The plug and wire extent out about 3/4" making it a long lever. The magnet is quite strong, and pulling the plug out straight takes quite a bit of force. Tap the wire or plug up or down however, and it comes right out. Such is the power of leverage. It works fine on a desk, but on your lap it can be a challenge to keep the plug in. This should be, and hopefully will be, redesigned in the next revision. The lever needs to be shortened. The L connector design helps by removing the wire, but its not absolutely necessary. The plug itself is more important as it does not flex and is too long, Something shorter and fatter would be more effective.

      • Written by Eric O from Sunnyvale

      105 of 120 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Sad, unfortunate design flaw

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      3rd charger for one Macbook in 3 years

      I consider myself a supporter of Apple products but this accessory is garbage.

      • Written by Diego P from Miami

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?3rd charger for one Macbook in 3 years

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Shoddy quality for an overpriced item

      Two chargers in 2 years have gone bad in two different ways. The first charger frayed at the magsafe plug and ceased working. The second charger just stopped ch Two chargers in 2 years have gone bad in two different ways. The first charger frayed at the magsafe plug and ceased working. The second charger just stopped charging for no apparent reason and shows no physical abnormalities. At $80 each this is not only the most expensive charger I've ever purchased, it is the poorest in quality.

      • Written by Dustin W from Galveston

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Shoddy quality for an overpriced item

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      No Problems

      This is my first Mac. The magsafe works just fine. Yes, it does disconnect easily, occasionally, but not a big issue. Way better to disconnect easily than trip This is my first Mac. The magsafe works just fine. Yes, it does disconnect easily, occasionally, but not a big issue. Way better to disconnect easily than trip over the cord and smash a $3k laptop onto the floor. Since I have never used a mac before, I have nothing to compare the adapter to other than a Windows PC. Just bought another adapter so I don't have to keep moving the cord from room to room.

      • Written by Sherry L from Port Charlotte

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No Problems

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