Suitable adapter for MagSafe 2 to USB-C ?

Beards

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Guys,
I am looking at options to charge the new iPad Pro 12.9”.
I have a 2015 13” MacBook Pro that uses the excellent MagSafe 2 cable which is moulded on to the charging brick.
What I would like to do is utilise both the MagSafe 2 long cable and charging brick. However, in order to connect the MagSafe 2 end to the iPad Pro’s USB-C port means I obviously require an adapter.
My question being:- What is the best option guys?
I have had a look on Amazon UK but am confused in what is offered.
Thanks in advance, Mike
 

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So, there is nothing that will attach to the MagSafe 2 magnetic end that then changes the other end to USB-C for the iPad Pro?
No. USB-C has an entirely different charging protocol than what can be delivered by the old chargers. They can’t even talk to each other.

Definitely no.
 

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Thanks for looking. To be honest I thought it looked great.
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No. USB-C has an entirely different charging protocol than what can be delivered by the old chargers. They can’t even talk to each other.
Well, I would never have expected charging has different methods.
 

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Interesting thank you....... If there is this issue then can you please explain for me why items such as this ~ AnyWatt | Magsafe 1 & 2 to USB C Adapter for MacBook Pro/Laptop / Switch – [USB-IF Certified] USB-PD Type C Converter Connecter Cable Phone Chromebook Nintendo Switch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CR7JYTS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_7-87Bb34KHTEB are being offered as allowing you to reuse your old MagSafe 1 & 2 chargers with new USB-C type devices.
This was one of the items I originally came across but at that time unsure if it was safe or would work.
Thanks.
 

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Interesting thank you....... If there is this issue then can you please explain for me why items such as this ~ AnyWatt | Magsafe 1 & 2 to USB C Adapter for MacBook Pro/Laptop / Switch – [USB-IF Certified] USB-PD Type C Converter Connecter Cable Phone Chromebook Nintendo Switch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CR7JYTS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_7-87Bb34KHTEB are being offered as allowing you to reuse your old MagSafe 1 & 2 chargers with new USB-C type devices.
This was one of the items I originally came across but at that time unsure if it was safe or would work.
Thanks.
Good find! I had not seen something like that available in the US (Looks like it just became available last month?), so I do stand corrected. Seams like a beast of an adapter due to all the conversion technology, however. Still seems a bit risky... I have several of the MagSafe 2 chargers as well, but since I only have a single MacBook Air in the house that needs it, I’d rather invest in USB-C chargers/cables because eventually the Air will be gone.
 
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I wouldn’t trust that adapter at all.

They have magnetic USB-C connectors, you can get one of those and it would be much better. You shouldn’t use the other power adapter anyway, since the power delivery method will be incompatible as well as the specific amount of power needed to be delivered to the device.
 

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I wouldn’t trust that adapter at all.

They have magnetic USB-C connectors, you can get one of those and it would be much better. You shouldn’t use the other power adapter anyway, since the power delivery method will be incompatible as well as the specific amount of power needed to be delivered to the device.
Very good of you to say so..... So, including the items mentioned (including mine), the whole agreement is not to use or trust any third-party adapter/cable/ relating to my query as it does not conform to the charging methods.
In all honesty I am wholly interested in this discussion.
Thanks...
 

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USB Type C To USB Type C Magnetic Charging Power Cable Charger Adapter, Replacement For MagSafe and BreakSafe Cables, Compatible with 2018 MacBook (Air/Pro), Chromebook Pixel, Nintendo Switch and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2J8L25/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_EQf8BbM95QPK3

I use this one on my MacBook since it is rated to 87w and has quite a few good reviews. This is the one I use when on the go and can’t trust where I am plugged up that the connection won’t be disturbed. If I’m docked I don’t use it, just regular USBC-UsbC
 

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USB Type C To USB Type C Magnetic Charging Power Cable Charger Adapter, Replacement For MagSafe and BreakSafe Cables, Compatible with 2018 MacBook (Air/Pro), Chromebook Pixel, Nintendo Switch and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2J8L25/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_EQf8BbM95QPK3

I use this one on my MacBook since it is rated to 87w and has quite a few good reviews. This is the one I use when on the go and can’t trust where I am plugged up that the connection won’t be disturbed. If I’m docked I don’t use it, just regular USBC-UsbC
Yes, thank you... I can see that this fits the bill nicely if you wish to retain a magnetic type connection with newer devices. I would probably invest in one if I upgraded my MacBook Pro to one of the newer USB-C devices as I simply love magnetic power delivery (which is my total reasoning in using the method I mention with my iPad Pro 2018 model).
 

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I have one of these Elecjet Anywatt MS: Magsafe 1/2 to USB-C PD power adapters
https://elecjet.com/collections/cable/products/anywatt

I use it occasionally at work with a spare Magsafe 2 power brick that I have to charge my 2017 15" MBP. It can't deliver the max wattage like the standard power brick that came with my MBP, but it works fine at charging it up. I also don't have to take the included MBP power brick with along with me when I go somewhere as I just need the adapter.

I don't know how it would work with an iPad as I don't have one of the new usb-c models. The pictures do show it charging up usb-c phones and the nintendo switch though.

I tested it out with my Switch and it charges up fine. Tried with both a 45W and 60W Magsafe 2 chargers I have with me.
 
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I have one of these Elecjet Anywatt MS: Magsafe 1/2 to USB-C PD power adapters
https://elecjet.com/collections/cable/products/anywatt

I use it occasionally at work with a spare Magsafe 2 power brick that I have to charge my 2017 15" MBP. It can't deliver the max wattage like the standard power brick that came with my MBP, but it works fine at charging it up. I also don't have to take the included MBP power brick with along with me when I go somewhere as I just need the adapter.

I don't know how it would work with an iPad as I don't have one of the new usb-c models. The pictures do show it charging up usb-c phones and the nintendo switch though.

I tested it out with my Switch and it charges up fine. Tried with both a 45W and 60W Magsafe 2 chargers I have with me.
That is the exact same device I looked at. Thank you for your comments. I honestly appreciate what the guys have previously mentioned but I’m going to take a punt and purchase one. Cheers.
 

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That is the exact same device I looked at. Thank you for your comments. I honestly appreciate what the guys have previously mentioned but I’m going to take a punt and purchase one. Cheers.
Report back with your experience, thanks.
 
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That is the exact same device I looked at. Thank you for your comments. I honestly appreciate what the guys have previously mentioned but I’m going to take a punt and purchase one. Cheers.
Glad I could help. It is definitely handy, especially if you have spare Magsafe chargers around and not too expensive by itself.

When you are charging something the light doesn’t turn on (e.g. it turns orange or green when connected to a macbook) it just stays off the whole time. It does charge though and you can confirm it on your device. When I check my MBP/Switch it shows it as charging.