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.

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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

      526 of 569 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

      411 of 430 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

      365 of 404 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poorly designed, poor build quality

      This unit gets extremely hot and the cable has very poor durability. The unit gets a 1.5* rating (is this a record low for Apple?) and hundreds upon hundreds This unit gets extremely hot and the cable has very poor durability. The unit gets a 1.5* rating (is this a record low for Apple?) and hundreds upon hundreds of people have experienced "strain relief" with the cable that runs from the powerbrick to the MacBookPro fraying and ultimately breaking. In the USA there's "Apple's Power Adapter Replacement Program", but what about Australian customers?

      • Written by Haydn P from East Melbourne

      Is this review useful?Poorly designed, poor build quality

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Atrocious Quality

      I am now on my third power adaptor. The last one didn't last 10 months! Quality of Apple products isn't what it used to be. Very disappointed and not what I I am now on my third power adaptor. The last one didn't last 10 months! Quality of Apple products isn't what it used to be. Very disappointed and not what I would have expected from Apple.

      • Written by Chris W from Bristol

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Atrocious Quality

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This. Thing. Gets. Hot. !!

      Haven't had it long enough to speak about durability but all I'l say is that this is the one thing in my house that I make 110% sure I don't leave on overnight.

      • Written by Dwight G from Bedford

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This. Thing. Gets. Hot. !!

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