2016 15inch MacBook Pro USB C power cable options

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by The Mac Doctor, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. The Mac Doctor macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2015
    The 2016 15inch MBP with touchbar utilizes an 87 watt power brick. I am looking for USB C to USB C cables suitable to charge this behemoth. The offerings from Anker, aukey and griffin seem to be rated at 60 watts only. Apple does not specifically report their own cable's capabilities.

    I was wondering if anyone has tried other cables other than the one provided with the MBP in the box, and if so what were your experience with it
  2. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2016
    The Apple cable that comes with the MBP can support up to 100W (but only USB2 data speeds).

    I've seen alternative ones around that say they support the high wattage, but power delivery with USB-C can be a tricky, and dangerous, thing so I'd recommend sticking with Apple's charging cable when it comes to the 15".
  3. The Mac Doctor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2015
    The one from Griffin has a MagSafe like feature that I was interested in.... sigh... guess Ill stick with the stock cable for now
  4. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2016
    Ya that new Griffin one should work fine, but damn is it ugly. I'm not sure when it's actually going to be released either.

    Other than that there are a handful of ones on Kickstarter, but I'd definitely wait for solid reviews before purchasing those.
  5. DanDilla, Mar 2, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2017

    DanDilla macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2016
    Lüneburg, Germany
    I'm using these in 1 & 2m and they are super flexible, with nice plugs and they feel very well build.


    They are rated at 60w, I'm using these with the 87w power brick and according to system report, istat etc. the MacBook is never drawing more than the rated 60w - under heavy load there is not so much left for charging, the cable is limiting the wattage as it should.

    I was very sceptical about this too and monitored it all the time with istat while i tried to draw as much power as possible - limited at 60w.

    There are some other cables around in that price range which are provided by many reviews and IF-Cert.
    +it has USB 3.1 Gen1 speed
  6. irontiger82 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2011
    I actually been using CharJenPro cables and I like them. It charges my Macbook Pro 2016 no problem and it's 2m long. Your listing is from Amazon Germany, but if someone is looking for Amazon US, then here ya go. They both look good though.


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