jaybar

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Hi

I will be ordering the MagSafe charger for the 12. Since it does not come with a power block, which is best? It will be often charged at night, but not exclusively so. I have 5 watt and iPad chargers at home.

For those getting the MagSafe charger, what are you doing?
 

s0070cm

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Sep 23, 2017
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I use the iPad charger for both the iphone and ipad. One charger to rule them all...
 

imrabti

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Oct 24, 2020
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I have seen that the new Anker Nano 20w works very well with the MagSafe and offer up to 15w same as apple original charger.
 

darthbane2k

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I don’t know a single person who has achieved the 15W consistently with a third party charger. This has created much discussion over the past few days and much controversy it it appears Apple are deliberately throttling anything that isn’t their 20W brick. Do yourself a favour and just get the Apple one, save the aggro.
 
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imrabti

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I don’t know a single person who has achieved the 15W consistently with a third party charger. This has created much discussion over the past few days and much controversy it it appears Apple are deliberately throttling anything that isn’t their 20W brick. Do yourself a favour and just get the Apple one, save the aggro.
As my magsafe is on its way then I guess I need also to order the 20W charger, I have the 18W already but I guess that wouldnt be sufficient to reach the advertised 15W speed.
 
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Petey07

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I was reading a post on Macrumor, stating that it has to be 9V 2.22a for it to work properly (Apple adapter and third party adapater)... Would a 9V 3a be sufficient enough for the magsafe to work properly?
 

nill1234

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I was reading a post on Macrumor, stating that it has to be 9V 2.22a for it to work properly (Apple adapter and third party adapater)... Would a 9V 3a be sufficient enough for the magsafe to work properly?
Yes 9V 3 A works. My 65 W charger with a 9 V profile works just fine and charges with 15 Watt
 
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imrabti

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There tow things that you need to look at for getting a charger that will work with MagSafe is first the protocol it should support the PD3 and second that it should support 2.22A and 9V
 

Jimpilot

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There tow things that you need to look at for getting a charger that will work with MagSafe is first the protocol it should support the PD3 and second that it should support 2.22A and 9V
Yes 9V 3 A works. My 65 W charger with a 9 V profile works just fine and charges with 15 Watt

so if I’m understanding this PD 3.0, 9V required and 2.22 amps or greater is what I need.
 
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