Charging through USB-C dock recommended

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Emiel1, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Emiel1 macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2016
    The Netherlands
    I bought this: Caldigit usb c dock with the idea to charge my new macbook (15") through this dock.
    But reading this on the homepage I am a bit confused:
    Power supplies that exceed 100W have the potential to damage the Macbook Pro, and accessories like the USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter or the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter can only provide up to 60W of power, which will offer slow or delayed charging in the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

    The dock manufacturer says that it can deliver 90W to the macbook, but can the macbook receive more than 60W? And if so, will it affect performance or only charging speed?
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    A hub or dock can have like 170W for the devices, but it can deliver back to the mac say 85W, and that's the part that matters, what it gives to the mac to charge it shouldn't be over 100W as per that instruction page.

    Belkin's one is 85W, Apple's own one is 87W.

    The 90W is below 100 and above 60, so you're fine.

    I don't know about the reputation of that company though.

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