15" MacBook Pro Power Cables?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ray&Paula, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Ray&Paula macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    #1
    I need to make sure I get the "correct power cables" for the 2016 15" MacBook Pro w/ Retina/Touchbar? If you have any part numbers and or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks, Ray
    1) Power Adapter Extension Cable
    2) Alternative to Apples MagSafe power cable?
     
  2. IceBreakerG macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Location:
    Cordova, TN
    #2
    If you're in the US, it's the exact same power cable extension from the previous models. The only thing that changed was the "power brick".
     
  3. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    #3
    Thanks for the help.... Yes I'm in the USA. Thanks again. Ray
     
  4. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Location:
    CA
    #4
    https://griffintechnology.com/intl/breaksafe-magnetic-usb-c-power-cable

    Griffin makes this as an alternative to MagSafe, but the current model can only provide 60W of power and not the 87W the 15" requires so it will charge a bit slower. I imagine they'll come out with an updated one for the 15" at some point.

    There's also a Kickstarter alternative that lists support for up to 87W, but it's not coming out until January: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/436147229/snapnator-your-macbook-snap-feature-is-back
     
  5. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    #5
    Looks promising..... Thanks for the info and the links. Anyone have the part number for the 2016 15" MacBook Pro power extension? There are a lot out there which seems to be a little confising. Thanks again. Ray
     
  6. IceBreakerG macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Location:
    Cordova, TN
    #6
    This is the only power extension cable Apple has available. The part number is MK122LL.

    http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MK122LL/A/power-adapter-extension-cable

    I believe it will also work with the ipad charger too. I have both my mbp and ipad here at work, and the plug looks to be identical. So if you have a previous model mbp, the power extension from that will work with the new one.
     
  7. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    #7
    Thank you..... Ray
     
  8. The Pumpkin King macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #8
    Were you able to use that power extension cable with the 87w power adapter? I want to get one but since the 87w isn't listed on the product page I wasn't sure if it would work.
     
  9. Brookzy macrumors 601

    Brookzy

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    The extension will work with the 87W just fine. The page just hasn't been updated yet.
     
  10. The Pumpkin King macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #10
    Thanks. I chatted with an Apple rep and they said no since the page didn't list it, so I just wanted to be sure as this is my first Mac.
     
  11. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Location:
    CA
    #11
    I have the one Apple sells online, works perfectly fine with my 87w charger. Silly Apple reps.
     
  12. Ray&Paula thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    #12
    Good to know, I have a cable on the way...... Thanks. Ray
     

Share This Page