Do All MacBooks Have The Same Charger?

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by Jack Taylor | Last Updated:  March 16, 2020

The MacBook has been around for nearly 15 years, and has had nearly as many chargers in the same timeframe. Replacing a MacBook charger depends on the year of the MacBook in question, so which Power Adapter is the right for your MacBook?

All MacBooks do not use the same charger. Apple has introduced 10 different chargers since the first MacBook came out in 2006. Since then, 13 MacBooks, 18 MacBook Air laptops, and 48 MacBook Pro laptops have released.

Below is a list of all 10 Power Adapter chargers Apple has released to date.

MagSafe Power AdapterUSB-C Power Adapter
45W MagSafe Power Adapter29W USB-C Power Adapter
45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter30W USB-C Power Adapter
60W MagSafe Power Adapter61W USB-C Power Adapter
60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter87W USB-C Power Adapter
85W MagSafe Power Adapter
60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

Which Power Adapter should I Use for My MacBook?

I have curated a list of every MacBook ever created by Apple categorized by the type of MacBook, and then sorted by release date.  I have also included the model number of the MacBook in question, just to add more clarity, should you need to know what power adapter you need for your given MacBook.  

Below each MacBook model listed below, you will find the type of Power Adapter it requires, showing the wattage and name of the Power Adapter. 

For your convenience, I have listed all of them below.  Simply click on the type of MacBook you have, (MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro), to go to that section.

Power Adapters for the MacBook
Power Adapters for the MacBook Air
Power Adapters for the MacBook Pro

Power Adapters for the MacBook


MacBook (13-inch)

Model Number: A1181
Introduced: May 2006
Discontinued: November 2006
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Late 2006)

Model Number: A1181
Introduced: November 2006
Discontinued: May 2007
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007)

Model Number: A1181
Introduced: May 2007
Discontinued: November 2007
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)

Model Number: A1181
Introduced: February 2008
Discontinued: October 2008
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008)

Model Number: A1181
Introduced: October 2008
Discontinued: January 2009
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)

Model Number: A1278
Introduced: October 2008
Discontinued: June 2009
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)

Model Number: A1181
Introduced: January 2009
Discontinued: May 2009
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)

Model Number: A1181
Introduced: May 2009
Discontinued: October 2009
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)

Model Number: A1342
Introduced: October 2009
Discontinued: May 2010
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)

Model Number: A1342
Introduced: May 2010
Discontinued: July 2011
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)

Model Number: A1534
Introduced: April 2015
Discontinued: April 2016
Power Adapter: 29W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)

Model Number: A1534
Introduced: April 2016
Discontinued: June 2017
Power Adapter: 29W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)

Model Number: A1534
Introduced: April 2017
Discontinued: April 2019
Power Adapter: 29W USB-C Power Adapter

Power Adapters for the MacBook Air


MacBook Air (Early 2008)

Model Number: A1237
Introduced: January 2008
Discontinued: October 2008
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Air (Mid 2009)

Model Number: A1304
Introduced: June 2009
Discontinued: October 201
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)

Model Number: A1370
Introduced: October 2010
Discontinued: July 2011
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010)

Model Number: A1369
Introduced: October 2010
Discontinued: July 2011
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)

Model Number: A1370
Introduced: July 2011
Discontinued: June 2012
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)

Model Number: A1369
Introduced: July 2011
Discontinued: June 2012
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)

Model Number: A1465
Introduced: June 2012
Discontinued: June 2013
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)

Model Number: A1466
Introduced: June 2012
Discontinued: June 2013
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)

Model Number: A1465
Introduced: June 2013
Discontinued: April 2014
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)

Model Number: A1465
Introduced: June 2013
Discontinued: April 2014
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2014)

Model Number: A1465
Introduced: April 2014
Discontinued: March 2015
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2014)

Model Number: A1466
Introduced: April 2014
Discontinued: March 2015
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)

Model Number: A1465
Introduced: March 2015
Discontinued: October 2016
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

Model Number: A1466
Introduced: March 2015
Discontinued: June 2017
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)

Model Number: A1466
Introduced: March 2015
Discontinued: June 2017
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)

Model Number: A1466
Introduced: June 2017
Discontinued: July 2019
Power Adapter: 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)

Model Number: A1932
Introduced: October 2018
Discontinued: July 2019
Power Adapter: 30W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)

Model Number: A1932
Introduced: July 2019
Discontinued: 
Power Adapter: 30W USB-C Power Adapter


Power Adapters for the MacBook Pro


MacBook Pro

Model Number: A1150
Introduced: January 2006 (Shipped February 2006)
Discontinued: May 2006
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (17-inch)

Model Number: A1151
Introduced: April 2006
Discontinued: October 2006
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)

Model Number: A1150
Introduced: May 2006
Discontinued: October 2006
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)

Model Number: A1211
Introduced: October 2006
Discontinued: June 2007
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)

Model Number: A1212
Introduced: October 2006
Discontinued: June 2007
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz)

Model Number: A1226
Introduced: June 2007
Discontinued: February 2008
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid/Late 2007, 2.4GHz)

Model Number: A1229
Introduced: June 2007
Discontinued: February 2008
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)

Model Number: A1260
Introduced: February 2008
Discontinued: October 2008
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)

Model Number: A1261
Introduced: February 2008
Discontinued: October 2008
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA357LL/A)


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)

Model Number: A1286
Introduced: October 2008 (2.4/2.53/2.8 GHz) March 2009 (2.66/2.93 GHz)
Discontinued: June 2009
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008)

Model Number: A1261
Introduced: October 2008
Discontinued: January 2009
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)

Model Number: A1261
Introduced: January 2009 (Shipped February 2009)
Discontinued: June 2009
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)

Model Number: A1278
Introduced: June 2009
Discontinued: April 2010
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)

Model Number: A1278
Introduced: June 2009
Discontinued: April 2010
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)

Model Number: A1286
Introduced: June 2009
Discontinued: April 2010
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)

Model Number: A1297
Introduced: June 2009
Discontinued: April 2010
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

Model Number: A1278
Introduced: April 2010
Discontinued: February 2011
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)

Model Number: A1286
Introduced: April 2010
Discontinued: February 201
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)

Model Number: A1297
Introduced: April 2010
Discontinued: February 2011
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

Model Number: A1278
Introduced: February 2011
Discontinued: October 2011
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

Model Number: A1286
Introduced: February 2011\
Discontinued: October 2011
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)

Model Number: A1297
Introduced: February 2011
Discontinued: October 201
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)

Model Number: A1278
Introduced: October 2011
Discontinued: June 2012
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)

Model Number: A1286
Introduced: October 2011
Discontinued: June 2012
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)

Model Number: A1297
Introduced: October 2011
Discontinued: June 2012
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (MA938LL/A)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

Model Number: A1278
Introduced: June 2012
Discontinued: October 2016
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)

Model Number: A1286
Introduced: June 2012
Discontinued: October 2012
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)

Model Number: A1398
Introduced: June 2012
Discontinued: February 2013
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)

Model Number: A1425
Introduced: October 2012
Discontinued: October 2013
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)

Model Number: A1425
Introduced: February 2013
Discontinued: October 2013
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)

Model Number: A1398
Introduced: February 2013
Discontinued: October 2013
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)

Model Number: A1502
Introduced: October 2013
Discontinued: July 2014
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

Model Number: A1398
Introduced: October 2013
Discontinued: July 2014
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)

Model Number: A1502
Introduced: July 2014
Discontinued: March 2015
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

Model Number: A1398
Introduced: July 2014
Discontinued: May 2015
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

Model Number: A1502
Introduced: March 2015
Discontinued: June 2017
Power Adapter: 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

Model Number: A1398
Introduced: May 2015
Discontinued: July 2018
Power Adapter: 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Model Number: A1708
Introduced: October 2016
Discontinued: June 2017
Power Adapter: 61W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Model Number: A1706
Introduced: October 2016
Discontinued: June 2017
Power Adapter: 61W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

Model Number: A1707
Introduced: October 2016
Discontinued: June 2017
Power Adapter: 87W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Model Number: A1708
Introduced: June 2017
Discontinued: July 2019
Power Adapter: 61W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Model Number: A1706
Introduced: June 2017
Discontinued: July 2018
Power Adapter: 61W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)

Model Number: A1707
Introduced: June 2017
Discontinued: July 2018
Power Adapter: 87W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Model Number: A1989
Introduced: July 2018
Discontinued: May 2019
Power Adapter: 61W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)

Model Number: A1990
Introduced: June 2018
Discontinued: May 2019
Power Adapter: 87W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Model Number: A1989
Introduced: May 2019
Discontinued: 
Power Adapter: 61W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)

Model Number: A1990
Introduced: May 2019
Discontinued: 
Power Adapter: 87W USB-C Power Adapter


MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Model Number: A2159
Introduced: July 2019
Discontinued: 
Power Adapter: 61W USB-C Power Adapter


Jack has been helping people with computers needs for several years, and he loves to help people succeed. He brings a wealth of wisdom and insight from an entrepreneur's perspective and enjoys freelance writing. In fact, when he's not writing an article or working on his YouTube channel, you might find him binge-watching Suits or formatting his computer . . . again, just for fun. To learn more about Jack, click here.
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