Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air

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  • Overview

    The 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone should trip over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook Air 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 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 only with MacBook Air featuring MagSafe 2 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.

  • Mac Models

    • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015 - 2017)
    • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
  • 1.5 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Product

      I've had Macs for over 30 years. By far, the most badly designed accessory for any Macbook or Mac Air or Mac Pro is the AC adapter. No matter how careful you ar I've had Macs for over 30 years. By far, the most badly designed accessory for any Macbook or Mac Air or Mac Pro is the AC adapter. No matter how careful you are, the adapter breaks and shorts out long before it should; it's the Achilles heel of Apple products. At this writing, my early 2014 Macbook Air is like new, but the AC adapter just shorted out. Please, Apple, there's no reason for this.

      • Written by Bob S from PHILADELPHIA

      1231 of 1262 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Charger broke within 4 months

      After transporting my charger in my backpack, I was surprised to have found the cord to be frayed. Looks like a lot of people are having quality issues as well.

      • Written by Kendall C from Fremont

      822 of 837 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Charger broke within 4 months

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Garbage

      On my third one in 3 years.

      • Written by Mark M from Louisville

      822 of 846 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Garbage

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible Design

      Pretty much have to buy a new one every year cause the insulation will start to rip

      • Written by Dan K from Springfield

      Is this review useful?Terrible Design

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not even frayed and having issues

      Reading all of these reviews I'm no longer surprised, but I've had my MacBook Air for only six months and the charger started to have issues 3mo in. I've been a Reading all of these reviews I'm no longer surprised, but I've had my MacBook Air for only six months and the charger started to have issues 3mo in. I've been able to get it back to function by the "waiting it out" game... but at this point it's stopped worked all together. No frays, no damage. If this has been an ongoing issue, Apple needs to step up and have some accountability for it already.

      • Written by Megan W from Davisburg

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not even frayed and having issues

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Feeling RIPPED OFF!!!

      How can Apple not do something about a product with such an overwhelming number of bad reviews?! As usual, I babied my last replacement , yet it died at the How can Apple not do something about a product with such an overwhelming number of bad reviews?! As usual, I babied my last replacement , yet it died at the age of 1 year and 1 month....just old enough to not be covered by the 1 year warranty. I'm seriously considering buying a cheap clone next time around, as it feels foolish continue to purchase these.

      • Written by E B from Toronto

      Is this review useful?Feeling RIPPED OFF!!!

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