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

    Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adapter 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 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.

  • Mac Models

    • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–2015)
  • 1.5 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      NOT GOOD.

      This charger gets extremely hot and the cable is very weak. Not a good design at all had to buy another one. I hope apple refund my money on the product.

      • Written by E O from luton

      629 of 679 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?NOT GOOD.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Quality - I think not

      After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a heavy user but the charger had After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a heavy user but the charger had now 'frayed' at the mag 2 connector showing the metal grading around the cable itself. It is a poorly designed and poorly constructed piece of equipment which lets down the whole product. I just wonder what Apple were thinking of.......

      • Written by Eric H from Wolverhampton

      491 of 518 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Quality - I think not

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This product is a potential fire hazard - beware!

      The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the main unit melted exposing the The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the main unit melted exposing the internal wires. In the process it melted a hole in the carpet it was sitting on. Overheating seems to be a recurrent problem with this design. Tomorrow I will see what the Mac Store has to say about this. I assume that they will replace the product for free.

      • Written by Neil M from Birmingham

      434 of 482 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This product is a potential fire hazard - beware!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      works as intended

      One of them was broken like the other reviewers indicated but when I used 2 adaptors one for home and one for work, I have been using it for the last 2 years wi One of them was broken like the other reviewers indicated but when I used 2 adaptors one for home and one for work, I have been using it for the last 2 years without any breakage in the cable. I love the magnetic capability, it is softer than the first itreration, which saved my laprop many times. Thus, I disagree with the other reviewers in this respect. I dis not like the 90 degree version since that was dragging the laptop and laptop could fell to the ground, I had this issue several times. Last, I believe this is much better design than usb-c based too. What can be improved: well, the end cable does not have to be this thin, then all the problem will go away, people do not have to wrap the cable but add a "taper-based" cable holder as other PC companies like Lenovo. I think Apple can improve many laptop items by checking Lenovo site and testing them like best keyboards. Eliminate this "thin" madness, then everything will be ok.

      • Written by Ulas S from Dayton

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works as intended

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Same Story

      Always detaches, cable is frayed, billion dollar company still sells faulty power adapter to customers for $85 for a weak wire problem. Very sad. Company is too Always detaches, cable is frayed, billion dollar company still sells faulty power adapter to customers for $85 for a weak wire problem. Very sad. Company is too big to care about the small customer issues.

      • Written by Karen R from Roswell

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Same Story

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      I love your products Apple but these are garbage

      Why are you still producing these pieces of cr*p? They last 2 years max before the cable frays and fails. And why do I have to replace the entire adapter when i Why are you still producing these pieces of cr*p? They last 2 years max before the cable frays and fails. And why do I have to replace the entire adapter when it is only the cable from adapter to plug that fails? Please do better.

      • Written by Adam M from Golden

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I love your products Apple but these are garbage

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