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

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  • Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Portable Power Adapter - for MacBook Pro with Retina display
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 24 x 18 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008ALAAV0
  • Item model number: MD506LL/A
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 12, 2012

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Apple 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 with Retina display 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.

magsafe 2 cord

Compatibility

MacBook Pro with Retina display

What's in the Box

85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter; AC cord; AC adapter; printed operating instructions

 

magsafe 2 cord

Product Description

Use an extra adapter for home or work. The Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter is made specifically for your MacBook Pro with Retina display. It's held in place magnetically, so if someone should trip over it, the cord disconnects harmlessly and your notebook stays put safely.
Features:
* 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 aclever design which allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage.
* This power adapter recharges the lithium polymerbattery while the system is off, on, or in sleep mode. It also powers the system if you choose to operate without a battery.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

These adapters are obnoxiously bad and really poorly made.
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Now I leave the original smaller adapter in my laptop bag and keep this one out on my desk.
B. Hagan
I took the computer into the Apple Store to get it repaired.
John J. Stanton

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By DJMoody on July 1, 2012
When Apple first introduced the Magsafe Adapter, they had a t-shape. The thinking was, if you accidentally tripped they would come out easily without taking your laptop with them. They eventually switched to an L-Shape, which didn't come out as easily, but was much more flush. For the magsafe 2, they have gone with a thinner design, but have gone back to the t-shape. Here are the advantages and disadvantages I've found.

Advantages:
- Much easier to come out than the L-shape (good for clumsy people like me that sometimes trip over cords, plus I do a lot of work in my universities library, where people are shuffling around desks.
- It's uniform. In some cases, the L-shape could only easily be placed in a certain direction. Often this direction was toward the user (inconvenient and poor planning on the designer of these case's part). With the t-shape, it it removes this inconsistency and makes placement universal.
- No more USB peripheral getting stuck. In magsafe 1, the size allowed for usb devices to accidentally get placed in the magsafe port. The thinner design prevents this.

Disadvantages:
- Doesn't work with older devices. You can't use this magsafe 2 power supply with any magsafe 1 laptops. You can pay $10 and use magsafe 1 power supplies with magsafe 2 laptops, but the reverse will not work.
- The T-design isn't flush. The magsafe 1 l-shape is, while thicker, a much more "sexy" looking connection. This unfortunately adds about half and inch of required space to the left side of your plugged in apple.

Overall:
Hopefully one day they'll make an l-shape magsafe 2 adapter. HOwever, there is nothing physically wrong with this device, it's just not as flush as I'd like. However, function beats form every time, and I haven't found a function that this design fails at, besides conserving space.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Michael M. Choi on August 27, 2012
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As you might be thinking too, I also looked around and considered buying from eBay or a used adapter as my spare for my MacBook Pro Retina 15"... So if you do your research you know that there are a lot of fakes out there and imitations that are sub-par in quality and could damage your $2500 laptop or worse, cause an electric fire and burn down your house... So I decided to get a genuine Apple one. Amazon right now has it cheaper than the Apple Store, at $73.99 (versus $79.99), so it's a no-brainer, being a Prime member, to order through Amazon for the 2-Day shipping and it came quickly. Sales tax in NY is unavoidable, and so my final cost was just a hair above $80 all told.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By YS Sheu on December 7, 2013
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Gee, I mean, it is an Apple product, so it works as expected. No surprise. But for 74$??? That is just crazy. I bit my tongue and bought it anyway because I need one at work and one at home. But, come on, seriously??? 74$???
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Hagan on September 28, 2012
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Bought this as an extra adapter for home for my Macbook Air. Now I leave the original smaller adapter in my laptop bag and keep this one out on my desk. Bought the larger one since I don't take it anywhere and I can use use it if I get the Retina Macbook Pro.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon-o-holic on December 15, 2013
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The cord is great while it lasts but I bought another one (3rd one) cause the last one broke and wire became shredded near the wire head that injects into the computer. This area is very sensitive and prone to breaking and dysfunction. Eventually the position/angle of the wire becomes so temperamental that it only charge in certain positions. I think it makes little sense to harp on here the problems with the Apple proprietary charger, won't do much good.
So I will suggest 2 things that may extend the life of your cable:
(1) Use the plastic clip that is attached to and traces along the cord. Make a loop near the neck of the wire head. Will help reduce shearing stress.
(2) Reduce the constant angular tension pull on the wire that occurs when the wire is dangling from a table/desk. I found something simple and clever on amazon that greatly helped with this problem. I bought "Quirky Cordies Desktop Cable Management for power cords" for $15 and I run my wires through it to keep them organized but mainly for my apple cord so it creates slack and isn't being tugged on constantly like usual.
(2b) So I keep my New/main cord stationary & plugged in at my desk and kept the base part of my old cord that works still and use that as my "Traveling" cord when I'm away from my desk. Thus I don't have to go desk diving to plug and unplug it all the time and just take the top portion with me when I need it along with my old base.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Philip Edelbrock on July 4, 2014
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Ever since my 'toilet seat' iBook, I've had troubles with fraying of Apple laptop charger cords. I try to be careful but they always seem to fray near the laptop connector.

PROS:

- Magsafe connector! A magnetic connector seems like a no-brainer, but Apple championed it.
- Easy to see LED for charging status
- Tabs to wind the cord on the charger body
- Easily swapped wall-wart to extended cord design
- 85 Watt fast charging
- Attractive

CONS:

- Long history of fraying cords which could result in a fire hazard
- Charger body can get hot
- Expensive for what should otherwise be a simple AC to DC charger
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chad on November 27, 2013
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This is an authentic apple product, It does exactly what it was built to do. save a few bucks and buy it here.
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