Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro)

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  • Overview

    The 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector that ensures your power cable will disconnect if it experiences undue strain and 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 will light up; an amber light lets you know that your portable 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 users 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 and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

    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

      Power adaptors do not last

      Apple needs to rethink the design of the Magsafe power adaptors. I have bought replacement Magsafe Power adaptors in the past because they don't always last. S Apple needs to rethink the design of the Magsafe power adaptors. I have bought replacement Magsafe Power adaptors in the past because they don't always last. Sometimes 1-2 years but this recent one only lasted 3 months. At $80 per adaptor this is ridiculous. Read online, many consumers have had the same issues.

      • Written by Gary H from Boca Raton

      8054 of 8388 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Power adaptors do not last

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Dear Apple

      I want to love you. I really, really do. You're making it difficult though. I couldn't blame you when my old, T-style power adapter broke after a couple yea I want to love you. I really, really do. You're making it difficult though. I couldn't blame you when my old, T-style power adapter broke after a couple years. I was even excited when I saw the sleek, new, redesigned L-style. However, that one broke too- but this time, it was after only about two months. I tried not to take it out on you, and figured that maybe I got the one bad one in the batch, or that maybe I had been too rough with it. But here I am, typing away, pausing occasionally to wiggle the cord in order to get it to work again- for a few seconds at least. Yes, thats right, my SECOND L-style magsafe has broken, also after only a couple months. Finally, I'm realizing that it's not me, it's YOU. And you just don't seem to realize that. I called Apple support only to be told that there are "no known issues" with the L-style magsafe adapter. Oh really? Dearest apple, do you ever read the reviews your products receive? Obviously there is a known issue, and its that this product simply doesn't work if you use it for more than a month! I've enjoyed your sleek design and better usability, but honestly, I think I'm leaving you. For a PC.

      • Written by Anna S from Sierra Vista

      4057 of 4238 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Dear Apple

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Awful

      Bought this as my old original T-shape maglock charger for my macbook stopped working. Have had it a total of maybe, 2-3 weeks and if I want to charge my l Bought this as my old original T-shape maglock charger for my macbook stopped working. Have had it a total of maybe, 2-3 weeks and if I want to charge my laptop the cable has to be put into a very specific position. Also the metal head that connects to your macbook gets very hot and can burn you. I will be requesting a replacement and would hope that apple would stop using cheap materials and over charging because of their brand.

      • Written by Nath F from STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

      1194 of 1331 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awful

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      The worst

      In 4 years I'm on my 3rd adapter and need a new one again! They always wear on the corner where it attaches to the laptop. Seems like I need a new one every ye In 4 years I'm on my 3rd adapter and need a new one again! They always wear on the corner where it attaches to the laptop. Seems like I need a new one every year. Real bad!

      • Written by Jacqueline D from Howell

      Is this review useful?The worst

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Connection bad from factory

      I had this adapter with my first 13". It never worked right. I was always having to jiggle it to get it to turn on, or it would wait for several seconds before I had this adapter with my first 13". It never worked right. I was always having to jiggle it to get it to turn on, or it would wait for several seconds before turning on. Support told me there was no known problems. Really? Then, why with my next computer did they change the head?

      • Written by Sheryl W from Eureka Springs

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Connection bad from factory

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Safety hazard - poor strain relief

      I don't often write reviews, but in this case I just had to say something. My wife's cable frayed at the connector, shorted out, and actually smoked. This is su I don't often write reviews, but in this case I just had to say something. My wife's cable frayed at the connector, shorted out, and actually smoked. This is such a poorly designed cable it's ridiculous. I make cables for industrial electronics, so I know a little bit about them. Apple has clearly designed this charger to just look pretty. The little bit of tubing at the connector that they apparently think is strain relief hardly does a thing. This is a problem on all my iPhone cables too. Apple, please ditch the strain relief tubing and provide real molded strain reliefs. And replace my defective chargers and cables while you're at it.

      • Written by Matt C from Boulder

      9 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Safety hazard - poor strain relief

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