Find the right power adapter and cord for your Mac notebook

Learn which power adapter, cord, and plug comes with your Mac notebook.

General information

Power adapters for Apple notebooks are available in 29W, 45W, 60W, and 85W varieties. You should use the appropriate wattage power adapter for your Apple notebook. You can use a compatible higher wattage adapter without issue, but it won't make your computer charge faster or operate differently. Lower wattage adapters will not provide enough power.

MagSafe power adapters have three pieces: Connector and adapter, AC cord, and the AC plug or "duckhead."

Connector and Adapter AC Cord AC Plug
("duckhead")

The Apple 29W USB-C power adapter and USB-C Charge Cable is made of two pieces: a charging cable and an adapter with a removable duckhead.

Note that AC cords and plugs might be different than the examples above depending on your location.

Power adapters

The tables below show the style of adapter that came with each model MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air. If you're not sure which model Mac you have, use these articles.

29W USB-C

Computers that use the Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter and USB-C Charge Cable Adapter type
  • MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)

Apple 29W USB-C power adapter and USB-C Charge Cable

MagSafe 2

 

Computers that use the 85W MagSafe 2 Adapter

Adapter type
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)

85W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

 

Computers that use the 60W MagSafe 2 Adapter Adapter type
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)

60W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

 

Computers that use the 45W MagSafe 2 Adapter Adapter type
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)

45W MagSafe power adapter with MagSafe 2 style connector

About the MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter

If you have an older MagSafe adapter, you can still use it with newer Mac computers that have MagSafe 2 ports. To do this you just need a MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter (shown below).

  

 

MagSafe "L" and "T" shaped adapters 

Computers that use the 60W MagSafe Adapter Adapter type
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006) 
  • MacBook (13-inch)

 

 

 

60W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)

60W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

 

Computers that use the 85W MagSafe Adapter Adapter type
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4GHz)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch)
  • MacBook Pro

85W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector

 

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)

85W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

 

Computers that use the 45W MagSafe Adapter Adapter type

 

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008)
  • MacBook Air (Original)

Note: Adapters that shipped with the MacBook Air (Original), MacBook Air (Late 2008), and MacBook Air (Mid 2009) are not recommended for use with MacBook Air (Late 2010) models. When possible, use your computer's original adapter or a newer adapter.

 

45W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)

45W MagSafe power adapter with "L" style connector

Learn more

You can get extra or replacement adapters with AC cord and plug at the Apple Online Store (links below), an Apple Reseller, or an Apple Store.

A replacement adapter may not be the same size, color, shape, or wattage as the original adapter that came with your computer. It should however power and charge your Mac like the adapter that originally came with your computer. 

If you need help using your MagSafe adapter issue, see Apple Portables: Troubleshooting power adapters.

If you're looking for a PowerPC-based power adapter, see PowerPC-based Apple Portables: Identifying the right power adapter and power cord.

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