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.

  • 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

      127 of 149 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

      117 of 136 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

      108 of 126 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Design & Functionality - ok / Durability - worst

      I actually like the design and functionality of the charger. Unfortunately, I already had to buy my 3rd charger just at the end the 3rd year of having my Macboo I actually like the design and functionality of the charger. Unfortunately, I already had to buy my 3rd charger just at the end the 3rd year of having my Macbook. The cables constantly break, always at both ends and the wires come out, which doesn't´look good and most certainly also isn´t safe. So consider these "service costs" probably for each year.

      • Written by Kevin S from Grassau

      Is this review useful?Design & Functionality - ok / Durability - worst

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Quality has significantly went down, and keeps going down...

      It's really sad when you know the quality of products have gone down. I have a 2013 13in mac with the same charger I received at purchase. With this 15in retna It's really sad when you know the quality of products have gone down. I have a 2013 13in mac with the same charger I received at purchase. With this 15in retna macbook, I have gone through 2 chargers already. This is insane, as these chargers are not cheap!

      • Written by Joseph E from Palmdale

      Is this review useful?Quality has significantly went down, and keeps going down...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Worst charger design

      This is the worst charger design i've ever seen. One tiny movement or bump and the charger is ripped out. This contributes to the charger wearing out even quick This is the worst charger design i've ever seen. One tiny movement or bump and the charger is ripped out. This contributes to the charger wearing out even quicker than previous models (if that's even possible). I previously had the charger from the 2011 Macbook pro and that was 10 times better than this one. APPLE, please go back and design another charger to replace this one. Since these chargers don't last long, i'm sure I will be replacing this one soon enough (p.s. wrap your charger in white electrical tape near the places it wears right when you get the new one)

      • Written by Alissa S from DeWitt

      Is this review useful?Worst charger design

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