Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)
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.
Answers from the community
what is the use for the 2 little wings you can flip open on charger ?
- Asked by hannah C from northwich
- on Aug 12, 2012
It's to coil the cable around whilst storing/travelling, along with the little clp on. The cable to It's to coil the cable around whilst storing/travelling, along with the little clp on. The cable to secure the coil
- Answered by Matt P
- on Aug 12, 2012
when the battery is fully charged, does the ac adapter recognize it and stop charging?
- Asked by Efrain C from Milwaukee
- on Sep 8, 2014
Hello Efrain, sure it does! Once your charger turns green it indicates it's fully charged and theref Hello Efrain, sure it does! Once your charger turns green it indicates it's fully charged and therefore stops charging the battery but uses the extra current for the computer itself.
- Answered by Omar G from Los Angeles
- on Oct 11, 2014
Will MagSafe 2 from USA work in Europe with 220 v and plug adapter only? Or does it need a voltage converter?
- Asked by Martin L from New York
- on Apr 21, 2013
A bit late for this person, but for future reference: Always use the power supply WITHOUT a voltage A bit late for this person, but for future reference: Always use the power supply WITHOUT a voltage converter. The Apple power supply reads the correct voltage and adapts to the country you are in. You just have to have the correct plug for the local elctric sockets. The power supply is universal but the plug on your cord matches the sockets in the country where you purchased the computer. So a U.S. computer has a different plug than those for England, Germany, or Italy, etc. Three solutions: 1) The large, thick power cord for your computer is not permanently mounted in the power supply. Remove the cord by placing the power supply on a flat surface and pushing the cord firmly, sideways out of the body of the power supply. Do this squarely, noting how it attaches (genius really). In addition to the power cord, your computer came with a small white plug from the country where you bought the computer. It slides directly into the power supply in place of the power cord. This allows you to plug the power supply directly into your home country's electric socket without the long, thick cord. This white plug can be replaced with different proprietary Apple plugs for different countries. If you plan on traveling to a lot of different places, buy the World travel Pack that contains multiple plugs. Or, when you get to the country you are visiting, go to the Apple store there and buy either the correct plug for that country or a new power cord with the correct plug (or both). Install one in your power supply. 2) Buy a the correct plug adapter for your new country. Plug your home country's power cord or small white plug directly into this adapter. The local adapter plugs directly into the electric socket. 3) You can buy a new power supply in the country you are visiting. It will have the correct cord and plugs for that country. If your power supply goes bad abroad and you buy a new one, save your home country's cord and plug to use when you get home.
- Answered by Robert C from Minneapolis
- on Aug 23, 2013
does my apple 85w magsafe 2 work in japan
- Asked by joyce P from Osprey
- on Sep 9, 2014
With the correct plug the charger will work anywhere in the world that supplies AC power from around With the correct plug the charger will work anywhere in the world that supplies AC power from around 90V to 250V and 1.5 amps minimum.If you don't have a plug you can buy a figure eight lead with Japanese plug on the other end, from memory either two flat and parallel like America or The round pin Singapore plug. I have had no trouble running my MBP in the third world with whatever power was available.
- Answered by Chris B from kalgoorlieBoulder
- on Mar 24, 2018
Is a MacBook Pro 2012 (Silver) 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter compatible to a MacBook 1,1 (2006) (White) computer?
- Asked by Disraeli E from North Hollywood
- on Aug 14, 2013