MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

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  • Overview

    The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display, or MagSafe Power Adapter to charge your MagSafe 2-equipped Mac computer.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

    System Requirements

    Compatibility

    24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display

    27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display

    Apple Thunderbolt Display

    Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adapter

    Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    MacBook Pro with Retina display

    MacBook Air with MagSafe 2 power port

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Will fail under heavy use

      I'm IT support for a large office with a lot of Thunderbolt monitors that still use the old magsafe connector. These things are constantly failing, some die af I'm IT support for a large office with a lot of Thunderbolt monitors that still use the old magsafe connector. These things are constantly failing, some die after a few months of use. Very disappointing.

      • Written by MARK A from Saint Albans

      69 of 78 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Will fail under heavy use

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Great converter IF YOU WANT TO BUY A NEW ONE AFTER ONLY SEVERAL MONTHS!

      Those converters just stop working after several months. Not much to be added here. They don't work! Cons: stop working after a short while. Pros: NONE!!! (G Those converters just stop working after several months. Not much to be added here. They don't work! Cons: stop working after a short while. Pros: NONE!!! (Gave it 1 star because 0 is not an option).

      • Written by Saul E from New Market

      67 of 77 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great converter IF YOU WANT TO BUY A NEW ONE AFTER ONLY SEVERAL MONTHS!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Works Off and On, Shouldn't Even be Necessary

      I purchased at 2015 MacBook Pro, alongside a brand new Apple Cinema Display. First off, I was disappointed to find that Apple hasn't even updated their Cinema D I purchased at 2015 MacBook Pro, alongside a brand new Apple Cinema Display. First off, I was disappointed to find that Apple hasn't even updated their Cinema Display to work natively with the new MacBook Pro MagSafe port. You'd think after spending over $1,000 on a display, and then $2,000+ on a laptop, that Apple would've had the foresight to update the adapter on the Cinema Display. As a business that prides itself on design and ease-of-use, this is just ridiculous. Secondly, the converter doesn't work reliably. I've purchased two in the last three months. There are no moving parts, so I don't understand the converters lose contact and refuse to charge the laptop after about 30-40 days. My second one is now acting up. The MagSafe converter is the only option to get these two devices to work properly with each other, and with that, you'd think Apple would make something that would work reliably.

      • Written by Andrew O from Syracuse

      56 of 63 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Off and On, Shouldn't Even be Necessary

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works fine

      I have a Thunderbolt Display at work and have been using this every workday for the past 2.5 years with no problems what so ever. I love that I can plug in the I have a Thunderbolt Display at work and have been using this every workday for the past 2.5 years with no problems what so ever. I love that I can plug in the two cords from the Thunderbolt Display and get ethernet, power and a second screen while my keyboard is plugged neatly into the back of the Thunderbolt Display. ***Here's the problem! The company I work for are upgrading to the new MacBook pros but keeping the Thunderbolt Displays. We NEED a converter similar to this that will supply power from Magsafe 1 to USB C!!! WHY HAS APPLE NOT MADE ONE AVAILABLE FOR SALE??? Now, every day I have to take out / put away my power cord and brick while the power adapter split from the Thunderbolt Display lies useless next to it.*** WHY!!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!!

      • Written by Tyler B from San Diego

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works fine

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      There may have been a manufacturing issue.

      Very puzzling that the reviews are so split between lovers and haters of this adapter. I looked this up on Amazon and found many very recent reviews overwhelmin Very puzzling that the reviews are so split between lovers and haters of this adapter. I looked this up on Amazon and found many very recent reviews overwhelmingly quite positive. So I will get one to avoid having to fork over the cash for a spare MagSafe power supply just to have the right connector. I have an 85W spare for the old 2011 MacBook I am leaving behind and it will be the one reminder of the old computer that I simply wore out. I gave it 5 stars because I expect it to work fine as the recent reviews indicate.

      • Written by Joseph R from Port Townsend

      2 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?There may have been a manufacturing issue.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Stops working after a couple months, i think i know why

      This does exactly what you would expect but it stopped working after maybe 4-5 months. I think it stopped working because it got too hot using it with the metal This does exactly what you would expect but it stopped working after maybe 4-5 months. I think it stopped working because it got too hot using it with the metal magsafe charger, so now i am using it with my plastic magsafe charger and it no longer gets hot.

      • Written by Frankie T from Westhampton Beach

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Stops working after a couple months, i think i know why

  • Answers from the community

    • Is this incompatible with MagSafe Airline Adapter?
      • Asked by Eunsoo R from Hoffman Estates
      • on Jun 12, 2012

      Best Answer:

      The Airline Adapter will NOT (I repeat, NOT) work with the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. This may be w The Airline Adapter will NOT (I repeat, NOT) work with the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. This may be why Apple discontinued the adapter, but Apple has not given a reason for discontinuing it. To get technical, the Airline adapter transmitted an output of 16V. The 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro wants a 20V input. You may ask why older MacBook AC adapters work, and why Apple offered a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 adapter. The reason is that the MagSafe AC adapters can modulate from 16V to 18.5V output. When a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is connected, the older AC adapters crank up to the max at 18.5V, which is close enough that in most cases... sufficient power is supplied. I have not tested with the 13-inch Retina or the MacBook Air, but those appear to run at lower voltages (14.5V on the MacBook Air, for example). The Airline Adapter may work on those systems.

      • Answered by Christopher P from Chico
      • on Jan 24, 2013
    • Can I use the converter with a Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter
      • Asked by Antony D from GLOSSOP
      • on Jun 18, 2012

      Best Answer:

      Yes this works. I've been using this adapter with my old 60W MagSafe and the new 2012 Macbook Air w Yes this works. I've been using this adapter with my old 60W MagSafe and the new 2012 Macbook Air without problem.

      • Answered by Tim O from Keller
      • on Jul 24, 2012
    • Best Answer:

      The short answer is No! I just had this discussion on the phone with an Apple Genius at my local sto The short answer is No! I just had this discussion on the phone with an Apple Genius at my local store. First I spoke to a regular sales specialist there and she didn't really understand my questions and just was able to read from a spec sheet about which wattage charger comes with each model. Then I asked to speak to someone more technical and she connected me to the Genius who gave me the following information: There are two issues when it comes to compatibility. One is the physical size &shape of the MagSafe. The MagSafe to MagSafe2 converter will make an old MagSafe Cord fit on the new Laptops. However, the other issue is the wattage. The MacBook Airs come with a 45W charger. The 13" MacBook Pros come with a 60 W charger. The 15" and old 17" MacBook Pros with an 85W charger. Basically they are downwards compatible, but not upwards compatible. You can use a larger-capacity charger with a smaller capacity machine, but not the other way around…..for example, you can use an 85W charger with a 13" MacBook. However, you cannot use the Air's 45W charger with the MacBook Pros that need either 60W or 85W. (One thing I am not sure of is if you can use the 60W or 85W charger on the 45W MacBook Air - forgot what we said about this.) The wattage is indicated on the charger's power block.

      • Answered by SUSAN S from PROVIDENCE
      • on Dec 21, 2014