• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by Tyler B from San Diego

    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!!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!! !!!???? ???? !!!!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    There may have been a manufacturing issue.

    • Written by Joseph R from Port Townsend

    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.

    4 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Frankie T from Westhampton Beach

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works flawlessly for over 4 years now

    • Written by Branislav V from Bratislava

    Never had a single problem with it, 4+ years in the service under daily use with my MacBook Pro and Apple Thunderbolt Display.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty trash hardware

    • Written by Anders H from San Francisco

    Stop working. Bad hardware.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've owned one for over a year with no problems so far

    • Written by Donovan B from Easthampton

    I have to admit that I was worried when I bought this due to the horrible reviews. I bought a MacBook Pro 15" mid 2015 and I have 2 older magsafe chargers from my previous MacBook Pro mid 2009.

    I have now owned one single adapter for over a year now without any issues. I actually switch it between two older chargers on a regular basis. It has worked without any problems whatsoever. You learn to simply bend it along the longest edge to disconnect it easily.

    Hopefully this review will keep someone else from worrying like I did, otherwise I wouldn't have waited a year to buy another one with confidence.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Converter did not work with 15" Macbook Pro 2015

    • Written by judith B from Tallahassee

    This converter did not work at all for me. Very disappointed. While in town with an Apple store went and bought a second 85W Magsafe2 power cord. Would have preferred not to have to spend that money. I always keep one power cord in office and another in my mobile bag.

    This might work with smaller screen size laptops. Wish Apple would have made this work for me.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved the day and allowed reuse of MagSafe form old MBP.

    • Written by John-Dexter O from New York

    I was in the middle of a meeting one morning and it went long and my battery was dying. I only had my old MBP supply at the office, but had just purchased a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter the night before. I paused the meeting for 2 minutes grabbed the converter and my old power supply and was back in business instantly!

    I'm still a bit puzzled/aggravated as to why Apple had to change MagSafe to MagSafe 2. It seems like a bit of unnecessary obsolescence.


    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just as everybody says

    • Written by Daniel O from Austin

    Few products wear out faster. Donuts and corsages rival it in durability. Will work for several days though.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Joe G from STONINGTON

    After about a year the connection end looks corroded and it only works intermittently. You have to hold your breath every time the machine moves. Not a very robust design for a laptop.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Dr Virgilio L Y from Daly City

    its not heavy duty

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Been working great for months

    • Written by Andrew S from Roslindale

    I've been using one of these for a few months and it's been working perfectly. It stays reliably attached to the charging cable. Buying a second now to resurrect a second older charger.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for awhile....

    • Written by Mark S from Fort Pierce

    Had a brand new spare MagSafe charger for my previous MacBook Pro so I bought a converter to have a second charger for my current MBP. I've used it with no problems for the past 3 plus years until recently. Only used it periodically over most of that time, but have used it a lot in the past 8 - 9 months, leaving one charger at work and one at home so I don't have to constantly unplug and wrap it up. The small cord frayed badly at the block on my MagSafe 2, so have been relying on the old one with the converter totally for the past 3-4 months. That is when problems started with the converter.
    Have cleaned it more than once and have been at the point where I spend 5 plus minutes making sure it is charging. Nothing worse than opening up my MacBook to see less than 10% charge after "charging" all night. Last night could not get it to work and when disconnecting it, the magnetic piece stayed in the charging slot separating from the converter!!! Was able to put it back and realized that when pushed in slightly it charges... for now.
    Was going to buy another converter, but after all the bad reviews not sure if spending $10 now and eventually spending $80 for a new complete MagSafe 2 is the way to go. Really don't want to lay out $80 right now!
    Gave it 3 stars because of how long I've used it.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please Don't Assume The Reviewers Are Wrong - This Is A Piece Of Junk.

    • Written by RICHARD T from Great Falls

    It's not a matter of IF, it's a matter of WHEN this will fail. This is the worst piece of hardware to ever come out of Apple. I'm a die-hard fan and this is ridiculous - these always fail after a few months of use. It's sad, but you're just going to have to shell out the cash for a Magsafe 2 power supply and junk your old Magsafe. This converter is a short term fix only. You've been warned.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by William M from Schenectady

    This adapter worked fine for the first few months I had it, but then it would just stop working after being plugged in for a while and the amber/green light on the charger would not be illuminated. Now it is very difficult to get it to connect properly when first connecting it, I have to jiggle it every which way to get it to finally connect. I'm also regularly using a compressed air cleaner to clean it and the other connections to get it to properly work. I use my Macbook on a desk so it's not like it's moving around a lot or at all where it might disconnect, I'd hate to see how this works when using it on your lap. I'd prefer not to have to purchase an $80 MagSafe 2 charger when this should do the job and work with my several MagSafe 1 chargers.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never got it to work.

    • Written by Gregory T from Los Angeles

    I would give it zero stars if I could. I'm using an 85w magsafe purchased less than a year ago, with the adapter that I purchased about 3 weeks ago. I got a new 15" macbook pro and didn't want to lug my charger from home to work and back every day.

    Found this, which looked like a perfect solution. Except it's never worked. Not even once. I've spent over an hour trying different things to get it to work, based on advice from message boards and from apple.

    The real pain is that it was like 10 bucks, and I threw the packaging away when I opened it. It's not worth my time to drive back to the store and spend 30 min-1 hour of my life getting that $10 back.

    I'm very irritated by this product, and by apple's shameless money-grab antics with new chargers for their laptops and phones.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix The MagSafe Adapter's Failure To Work

    • Written by Gerald B. C from EDGEWOOD

    Matthew G from Princeton on May 8, 2016 wrote that to correct the non-working of a MagSafe Adapter is to attach the Adapter to the computer FIRST and then connect the Power Cable to the Adapter.


    I do not how Mr. G stumbled upon/devined how to achieve such a fix, but it worked! for me, but only sometimes.

    I believe the better fix has to do with clearing microscopic debris from the connector pins that do not always allow power to be passed through the adapter. At least, when done in combination, that dual process works better for me.

    Maybe it's the spring-loaded pins!

    Great product idea, but poorly manufactured, I believe.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by Sorin T from Sollentuna

    I have used this for more than 1 month and it works very well.
    MagSafe from 13" MacBook Pro mid 2010 to 13" MacBook Pro 2015.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Reviews are true, BUT...

    • Written by Matthew G from Princeton

    I experienced the very same issues reported by many others; failing to work/charge after a few months. I tried a quick fix which was simply to first attach the adapter to my MacBook Pro Retina, THEN I would attach the cable directly to the adapter. Worked instantly with no issues. My hope is that this continues. Try it if you are struggling with yours!

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Joseph B from SAINT LOUIS

    The best reason for wanting to adapt your MagSafe 1 adapter to work with a MagSafe 2 machine would be to alleviate the incessant disconnecting that occurs when your LAPTOP is on, well, your LAP! This "adapter" succeeds in rendering the right-angle MagSafe 1 adapter's right-angle design (which prevents disconnection every time one moves) thoroughly USELESS!

    Apple just make the MagSafe 2 adapter with the right-angle connector! I mean seriously, you obviously KNEW the original MagSafe design was flawed in this way so you made the right-angle version. What on earth made anyone believe that going BACK to the first generation MagSafe connector design was going to work. Oh yeah, I get it... we will introduce the "solution to the problem" for ANOTHER $80.00 after a year or so of complaints just like last time. How very "Microsoft" of you!

    32 of 39 people found this useful