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 trips over it, the lead 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 full charge. An AC lead is provided with the adapter for maximum lead length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives you an even easier and more compact way to travel.

    Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adapter has a clever design that 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

    • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012–2015)
  • 1.0 Average
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      NOT GOOD.

      This charger gets extremely hot and the cable is very weak. Not a good design at all had to buy another one. I hope apple refund my money on the product.

      • Written by E O from luton

      629 of 679 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?NOT GOOD.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Quality - I think not

      After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a heavy user but the charger had After spending over £2500 on a laptop I would have expected the charger to have lasted a little longer that 16 months. I am not a heavy user but the charger had now 'frayed' at the mag 2 connector showing the metal grading around the cable itself. It is a poorly designed and poorly constructed piece of equipment which lets down the whole product. I just wonder what Apple were thinking of.......

      • Written by Eric H from Wolverhampton

      491 of 518 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Quality - I think not

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This product is a potential fire hazard - beware!

      The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the main unit melted exposing the The body of this power adapter overheats something terrible. It is dangerous and a fire hazard. Today the cable coming out of the main unit melted exposing the internal wires. In the process it melted a hole in the carpet it was sitting on. Overheating seems to be a recurrent problem with this design. Tomorrow I will see what the Mac Store has to say about this. I assume that they will replace the product for free.

      • Written by Neil M from Birmingham

      434 of 482 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This product is a potential fire hazard - beware!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Extremely dangerous...

      I've had my MacBook now for about 3 years (the Mid-2015 pro) and the worst part about it is the chargers. My first one failed on me after about 11 months of usa I've had my MacBook now for about 3 years (the Mid-2015 pro) and the worst part about it is the chargers. My first one failed on me after about 11 months of usage. I do use it daily, but the fact the plug pins were sparking whenever I even touched them against the socket was crazy, then it just stopped charging at all. After weeks of complaining (with them telling me they could charge me if they found it was my fault it was sparking?) I finally received a replacement a week inside of my year warranty. The cable I've had since has literally turned yellow at the end of the wire where its overheated so much its caused wire damage. It's horrendously hot to touch even after just minutes of it being plugged in, particularly the MagSafe adapter part. I keep putting it off to buy a new one because of how expensive they are, plus the fact I've had two now that have been faulty. It's just not good enough. I buy expensive products to use daily and I expect the best quality for that, like any costumer would. Now I've been left with basically an £80 fee just to buy another so it doesn't do permanent damage to my laptop, or me.

      • Written by Alice J from OLDHAM

      9 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Extremely dangerous...

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Good product

      I'm not sure why everybody chooses to complain about these chargers. I have had one for years and it's been perfect. I think you just need to look after it. I p I'm not sure why everybody chooses to complain about these chargers. I have had one for years and it's been perfect. I think you just need to look after it. I purchased a cheaper one off Amazon and when I put it in my MacBook it produced a big spark so decided to continue ordering the official ones, which are good quality.

      • Written by Jonathan H from London

      3 of 23 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Worst Apple Product ever

      I love my MacBook. My Watch. My iPhone. My iPad. Really frustrated and disappointed in this power adapter. Less than two years old. And the cable is worn t I love my MacBook. My Watch. My iPhone. My iPad. Really frustrated and disappointed in this power adapter. Less than two years old. And the cable is worn through at the MacBook side and at the plug side. It gets nothing but normal use. It's like an unavoidable £40 a year tax! Not good.

      • Written by John H from Montrose

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Worst Apple Product ever

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