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Kraizelburg

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Nov 10, 2018
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Hi, I have a brand new 65W GaN charger, which I bought a few months ago and I wonder whether I can use it with my new M1 MBA without damaging the battery.

Cheers
 

mj_

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May 18, 2017
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I don't see why not. I've used pretty much every USB-C charger I was able to get my hands on with my 2017 MacBook and the worst that would happen is that it would charge very slowly because it had to fall back on 5V/2A for safety reasons due to lack of appropriate and fitting PD profiles.
 

Kraizelburg

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Nov 10, 2018
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Spain
I don't see why not. I've used pretty much every USB-C charger I was able to get my hands on with my 2017 MacBook and the worst that would happen is that it would charge very slowly because it had to fall back on 5V/2A for safety reasons due to lack of appropriate and fitting PD profiles.
This is the one I have:
Ugreen 65W GaN

So this should work as it's PD certified right? I just down wanna damage the battery I am a bit of OCD about that ?
 

KPOM

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Oct 23, 2010
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This is the one I have:
Ugreen 65W GaN

So this should work as it's PD certified right? I just down wanna damage the battery I am a bit of OCD about that ?
Yes, I’ve been using PD-compliant GaN chargers with my Macs for the past 2 years without any issues. IMO It’s far past time for Apple and other PC makers to include them as standard.
 
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