Can I repurpose an 85w MagSafe 2 for a rMB?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BeatCrazy, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

    Jul 20, 2011
    I have a nearly-new 85w MagSafe 2 power brick/cord from one of my wife's old MBPs, model A1424.

    I'm considering a rMB. Yes, I realize USB-C vs. MagSafe 2 charging port, but is there any adapter or modification available to help me repurpose this thing?

    EDIT, actually I meant to put this in the rMB forum, if a mod would be kind enough to move it.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    There's no adapter.
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    There's a thread here where it's discussed, and there's an adaptor available here/here, though with MagSafe 1. I'd be skeptical of its stability and safety.
  4. BeatCrazy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 20, 2011
    Thank you. All seems rather sketchy, and not cheap. Best to just by more real power bricks from Apple.

    I guess I can use the plug end/extender with that new style USB-C charging brick. So not totally useless after all!

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