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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thadoggfather, Dec 9, 2016.
Off eBay or somewhere?
I purchased mine through Apple.
I'm just using the ones from my old computers.
Just using the old one I had from my old MBP that I swapped over.
Purchased one from Apple this week, working fine thus far.
Purchased one used from a local Goodwill. It was like $4. They have a ton of them.
Purchased from Apple
for people that bought it, did you misplace older ones from previous Macs?
thats sorta where I'm at,
I asked at the store when I picked it up and they gave me one gratis.
I've got several laying around from older Macs
Purchased one from Apple. I already sold my old mac and included it before I realised the new mac ships without one.
Must have twenty of them lying around.
I have a couple of old ones lying around, like most people above do.
However, an extension cable is definitely something I'd get off eBay. It's a simple AC extension cord, and a well-made knockoff would probably be fine with me.
This wouldn't be a safety concern?
I need to buy two at £19 a time, plus a spare 87W charger at £79, plus I notice that Apple doesn't even include the USB-C Charge Cable when you buy a charger. So that's another £19. Kerching!
I bought the official one directly from Apple together with the new MBP. The reason for buying wasn't missing an extension cable with the current MBP charger because I still have some older cables for that. The reason why I bought it is because of the leads themselves. They are half the height of the old one making them far easier to plug in/unplug into the sockets at home. Some of the sockets are a real PITA due to a very tight fit, you sometimes have to hammer the plugs in... Ordering it together with the MBP saved me shipping costs.
Interesting can I see a pic?
I have the old one, but I'm actually finding I don't have much use for it. The USB-C cable is long enough and the fact I can plug it in on either side makes it seem even longer.
Sure but remember, this is a European lead:
The dome shape is what makes it less tall and easier to (un)plug.
No, I don't think so. Well, not for me anyway. A charger is complicated and I don't have the equipment to see what's going over those DC wires. However an extension cord is easily inspectable. With a multimeter you can simply test the wires if you don't trust it. It will pull a maximum of say 100 watts (which is not much for AC), and you can easily guess whether the cable is thick enough to carry that. And it can't be screwed up; it's just wires.
As for a charger, oh boy there are so many things that can go wrong. Especially the USB-C stuff, which comes with firmware.
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Yeah, there's definitely less need for an extension cord with that 2m/6ft long DC cable.
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This is my first Mac, so I didn't have any to begin with. But that's what I would have done.
I didn't have a cable either, as this is my first Mac since I'm switching from PC.
I have the one from my old macbook, but I haven't found myself needing it
Not for my new one -- I have plenty of "left overs" from others. But years ago I got tired of schlepping my cable when I visited my parents so I bought a cheap one at MicroCenter and left it at my parents. To this day I still use it when I visit. Obviously not as artful as the Apple brand but works the same. As long as you buy one that is UL listed, power cable is a power cable. I'd never pay for Apple's power cable.