Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display)

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  • Overview

    The 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone should trip over it, the cord 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 a full charge. An AC cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.

    Designed to be the perfect traveling companion, the adapter has a clever design which 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.

    If you are running an earlier version of OS X, you can enter your serial number here to find out which model you have.

  • Mac Models

    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
  • 1.5 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Sad, unfortunate design flaw

      The plug has a serious design flaw that causes it to disengage far too easily from the socket. The plug and wire extent out about 3/4" making it a long lever. The plug has a serious design flaw that causes it to disengage far too easily from the socket. The plug and wire extent out about 3/4" making it a long lever. The magnet is quite strong, and pulling the plug out straight takes quite a bit of force. Tap the wire or plug up or down however, and it comes right out. Such is the power of leverage. It works fine on a desk, but on your lap it can be a challenge to keep the plug in. This should be, and hopefully will be, redesigned in the next revision. The lever needs to be shortened. The L connector design helps by removing the wire, but its not absolutely necessary. The plug itself is more important as it does not flex and is too long, Something shorter and fatter would be more effective.

      • Written by Eric O from Sunnyvale

      279 of 336 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Sad, unfortunate design flaw

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Horribly Weak Connection

      After spending $2,000+ on a rMBP I am HORRIFIED at how annoying this connector is. The L-Shaped connector on my MBA was excellent but this is so weak. The entir After spending $2,000+ on a rMBP I am HORRIFIED at how annoying this connector is. The L-Shaped connector on my MBA was excellent but this is so weak. The entire point of having a laptop is to use it on my lap, on the couch, in bed, or any other place I desire... but this power adapter does not allow for that as it comes loose at the slightest nudge. It annoys me to the point of searching the internet for "tips" on how to keep the thing in there. (to no avail)... which led me here - where I just am going to repeat the cries of all the others that HATE THIS ADAPTER.

      • Written by Katie F from Marion

      247 of 297 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Horribly Weak Connection

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      T shape - bad design for the power adapter

      As others have commented before, the power adapter keeps falling off. It's not that the magnet is week, but the design itself is faulty. Even the smallest f As others have commented before, the power adapter keeps falling off. It's not that the magnet is week, but the design itself is faulty. Even the smallest force on the T-shaped connector acts perpendicularly, which easily hooks the connector off. The previous L-shape may have been a better design. Last but not the least, I wanted to buy a spare adapter for home but $79 (+tax) for this useless adapter feels like a total ripoff!

      • Written by Vishal D from PITTSBURGH

      227 of 272 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?T shape - bad design for the power adapter

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Breaks and Unplugs too easily

      There is no good way to transport this between work and home. Within 3 months of getting my adapter (which I was wrapping around the prongs on the block), the w There is no good way to transport this between work and home. Within 3 months of getting my adapter (which I was wrapping around the prongs on the block), the wires frayed and I had to replace it. Since that method didn't work, on the new one I tried wrapping with the over/under technique I use on audio cables that is supposed to prevent damage. That cord only lasted about 6 months. There needs to be a better, stronger design that doesn't break. It's also annoying that you can only charge on a desk. It comes unplugged way too easily when it is on my lap, which kind of defeats the purpose of a LAPtop.

      • Written by Brigid C from Lakewood

      Is this review useful?Breaks and Unplugs too easily

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      AWFUL DESIGN

      This is the only laptop that I have ever owned where the charging cable frayed beyond repair. To charge $79.00 to replace the charger with another defective cha This is the only laptop that I have ever owned where the charging cable frayed beyond repair. To charge $79.00 to replace the charger with another defective charger that will deteriorate quickly is INSULTING. I will not buy another Mac Book Pro for this reason. I'm irritated and angry. This is terrible customer service for someone who owns the whole line of Apple products.

      • Written by Lisa L from Paso Robles

      Is this review useful?AWFUL DESIGN

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cheap non-replaceable cord & poorly designed connector

      This cheap and easily broken cord that runs from the power block to the laptop is non-replaceable. The first power adapter I got broke within 6 months with litt This cheap and easily broken cord that runs from the power block to the laptop is non-replaceable. The first power adapter I got broke within 6 months with little to no usage. An obvious design flaw by a rookie. The cord clearly should have been removable & replaceable. I feel Apple should do right with their customers and offer/sell a replacement for the faulty 85W MagSafe 2 power adapter with a "USB-C option" allowing the customer to use any off the shelf "USB-C" cable with a "MagSafe 2" adapter. But we know they won't. Apple places no value on a user's old hardware. Also, the poorly designed magnetic connector falls out too easily. The magnet should be stronger.

      • Written by Gregory E from Portland

      Is this review useful?Cheap non-replaceable cord & poorly designed connector

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