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.

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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

      523 of 534 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Garbage

      On my third one in 3 years.

      • Written by Mark M from Louisville

      346 of 354 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Garbage

    • 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

      340 of 345 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Charger broke within 4 months

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      3 broken within 3 months

      I have had 3 separate chargers break within the first 3 months of owning this computer. It's ridiculous how cheaply they're made, and how easily they break. Unb I have had 3 separate chargers break within the first 3 months of owning this computer. It's ridiculous how cheaply they're made, and how easily they break. Unbelievably frustrating.

      • Written by Katherine K from Philadelphi

      Is this review useful?3 broken within 3 months

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Quality

      The charger cable frayed at the base - not acceptable as it has been well looked after.

      • Written by Daniel G from Bromley

      Is this review useful?Poor Quality

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Dead after a year and a half

      I keep my charger cable on my desk and only rarely travel with it. Brand new in April 2016, today (Jan 2018) the cable has abruptly stopped charging. Less than I keep my charger cable on my desk and only rarely travel with it. Brand new in April 2016, today (Jan 2018) the cable has abruptly stopped charging. Less than two years of sitting on a desk, and the cable no longer works. Replacements are $80. Seems like Apple is purposefully making poor quality accessories so you are forced to keep buying new ones.

      • Written by Alysa J from Austin

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Dead after a year and a half

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