Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for MacBook Air

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  • Overview

    The 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector so if someone should trip over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly and your MacBook Air 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 only with MacBook Air featuring MagSafe 2 power port.

    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.

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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor Product

      I've had Macs for over 30 years. By far, the most badly designed accessory for any Macbook or Mac Air or Mac Pro is the AC adapter. No matter how careful you ar I've had Macs for over 30 years. By far, the most badly designed accessory for any Macbook or Mac Air or Mac Pro is the AC adapter. No matter how careful you are, the adapter breaks and shorts out long before it should; it's the Achilles heel of Apple products. At this writing, my early 2014 Macbook Air is like new, but the AC adapter just shorted out. Please, Apple, there's no reason for this.

      • Written by Bob S from PHILADELPHIA

      310 of 317 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor Product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Garbage

      On my third one in 3 years.

      • Written by Mark M from Louisville

      208 of 212 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Garbage

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Charger broke within 4 months

      After transporting my charger in my backpack, I was surprised to have found the cord to be frayed. Looks like a lot of people are having quality issues as well.

      • Written by Kendall C from Fremont

      206 of 209 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Charger broke within 4 months

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Keeps fraying at magnetic connection

      Completely rubbish charger that frays at the magnetic connection point. Really frustrating when a replacement is +$79. I'm looking into refurbished options to s Completely rubbish charger that frays at the magnetic connection point. Really frustrating when a replacement is +$79. I'm looking into refurbished options to save money on a replacement. The design of this product needs reviewing. Listen to all our complaints Apple!

      • Written by Emma E from Perth

      Is this review useful?Keeps fraying at magnetic connection

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unbelievably poor quality

      Like (almost) everyone else, I am shocked by the lousy quality of this adapter. I'm buying my third charger in 4 years--for an unbelievable $79! Each one fell a Like (almost) everyone else, I am shocked by the lousy quality of this adapter. I'm buying my third charger in 4 years--for an unbelievable $79! Each one fell apart exactly where everyone else's did, where the cord joins the magnetic plug. How can Apple ignore almost 200 reviews here and many more elsewhere? Shocking--and definitely reason to consider another brand after many years with Apple.

      • Written by Shane S from Cambridge

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unbelievably poor quality

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Frusterated

      Like everyone else, I am very disappointed with the quality of this charger. The exterior layer just seems to disintegrate, nothing I could do. Love the laptop, Like everyone else, I am very disappointed with the quality of this charger. The exterior layer just seems to disintegrate, nothing I could do. Love the laptop, hate the charger.

      • Written by Ben W from minneapolis

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Frusterated

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