Questions & Answers for MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter
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can i use the magsafe to magsafe 2 converter on my old magsafe charger to charge my 13" macbook pro late 2011 model?
- Asked by George A from Los Angeles
- 11 6, 13
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I have the oldest MagSafe charger, the 85-watt version that came with the original Intel MacBook Pro (early 2006) and it works perfectly with my current 13" MacBook Pro (late 2013) using the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter.
So if your "old" MagSafe charger is equal to or greater than the wattage of your "new" MagSafe 2 charger, it will charge your computer. I do it every day.
- Answered by Donald T from Louisville
- 02 22, 14
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I have a car charger from my old MacBook Air with the MagSafe1 plug, so this adapter should work with my new MagSafe2 Air & old car charger, right?Answer
what do I need to use my Ipad through my tv
- Asked by Trudy H from Irvine
- 08 30, 14
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You could basically do it three different ways.
First check if you TV has a VGA port on the back. If it does purchase a VGA adapter for your iPad and connect it.
If you don't have a VGA, check for a HDMI port. Purchase a HDMI adapter for your iPad and connect it.
The last way is the more expensive way, purchase a Apple TV and connect your iPad wirelessly to it.
- Answered by Andrew M from Hopkinton
- 02 12, 15
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Is it better to get the adapter or just buy a new Magsafe 2 power supply?
I've got a brand new 2012 Macbook Air. Given my travels, I definitely need an extra power supply. I have some extra original Magsafe supplies (85W). I'm trying to decide if it will be better to get the adapter or get a new power supply.
- Asked by Henry H from Palo Alto
- 08 18, 12
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My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old chargers plugged in to your desk at home (or wherever you normally charge at home) with this adapter.
Save your new adapter for "mobile" use... take it with you when you travel.
I have my old, original magsafe adapter that came with my Jan 2006 macbook pro plugged in at my desk at home. It's lasted so long simply because it stays in that one location and never moves. So leave your old charger at home with the magsafe adapter since the old one is more likely to fail if you continue to use/abuse it (simply because it's older).
- Answered by Steven E from Jericho
- 10 16, 12
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Is there either a 90 deg. MS2 power cord, or a 90 deg. MS1 to MS2 adapter (upward)? I am wanting to use my new MBAir with an "old" set of bookends.
The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacBook Pro without any issues so It should be fine with the 27" Cinema LED Display.
- Answered by George K from South Hurstville
- 05 16, 13
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Wish to keep ipad operating while traveling on airplane. What charging system should I purchase? Must be compatible with 21pin adapter used on I pad.
- Asked by Larry M from Linconshire
- 11 23, 12
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No answers yet
Although I don't own one (yet) from looking in to this the answer seems to be:
- Yes, this will work if you have an old MagSafe power adapter for a MBP and want to use it to charge a computer using the newer MagSafe 2 port
- Using a higher rated power adapter is NOT a problem - will only supply the power that the computer connected needs, so no damage, no faster charging than normal
- Using a lower rated power adapter IS a problem as it will not supply enough power
See: support apple com /kb/ht2346
Which end is which?
There is a standard for describing electrical connections that is not used here. For 115 V AC, on the end of a cable one plugs into an outlet is a MALE connector. The outlet is a FEMALE connector. Is this gizmo a MALE MagSafe2 and FEMALE MagSafe1, or is it a MALE MagSafe1 and FEMALE MagSafe2. I think it is the former, but it's hard to be sure from the description.
MALE MagSafe2 and FEMALE MagSafe1 would allow charging of a newer computer with an older power adapter.
MALE MagSafe1 and FEMALE MagSafe2 would allow charging of an older computer with a newer power adaptor.
Each task is going to be desired by some users. Why is there only one kind of adapter?
- Asked by William P from Seattle
- 12 16, 12
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This is a female MagSafe and male MagSafe 2 converter, allowing you to use an old MagSafe charger with a new MacBook.
I suppose the reasoning is that lots of people have older chargers, and they're buying new computers, so it makes sense to have an adapter like this one, but few people are going to be buying new chargers for old computers, since Apple still sells the old chargers. It's possible there are some people desiring an adapter that goes the other way, but it's likely a very small number of users.
- Answered by Mark P from Rochester
- 10 22, 14
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Can an original 60W MagSafe power adapter be used with the 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display?
- Asked by Susan M H from Buffalo City
- 11 10, 12
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Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
Yes, but you need to buy the Magsafe to MagSafe 2 adapter.
- Answered by Josh B from San Francisco
- 11 29, 12
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