Alternative USB-C charger for 2016 rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cerberusss, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

    cerberusss

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    Is there an alternative to Apple's USB-C charger for the 2016 rMBP?

    I like to have a couple of chargers, which I'll leave at my parents house, my client, my home office, etc. I'm not looking for nameless cheap stuff, but I don't want to spend lots of money on a handful of official Apple chargers either.
     
  2. justin216 macrumors 6502

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    In these early days, I'd buy the extra power adapters from Apple directly, especially after these recent revelations about poor third-party adapter quality. Maybe just buy one extra for now.

    Once people play guinea pig and work out what third-party adapters provide adequate and reliable power, then consider the third-parties if you need additional adapters.
     
  3. cerberusss thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I was looking at an additional power supply, turns out that unlike magsafe, you actually need to
    A) buy a separate DC charger cable and
    B) get a long power cord separately if you like that one better than a duck head

    Oh my...
     
  4. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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  5. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    The Anker is not really a 60w charger more like a 30+30w charger as the max output for usb C port is 2a @15V, i.e. 30 watts
     
  6. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    You may not need a full 60-80w charger but rather a "travel" charger that will trickle charge at night or keep the battery going (w/o going down) during the day.

    I'm still waiting for reviews but my guess is any good 29-45w charger will do, like the ones for the retina MB
     

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