Tim7

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The USB C charge cable is shorter than my old MacBook Pro late 2012 cable. Does anyone know if Apple do a longer USB-C cable?
 

Tim7

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Brilliant, thanks! And that won't damage my MacBook at all? I'm always a bit worried about third party cables and plugs.
 

xmonkey

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Yes - the one Apple used to include for free until they realised it was a sales opportunity...
Since you're able to use ones from past chargers I'm guessing they expect a lot of people to just re-use the one they already have if they need the extra length... one less thing that may end up in the trash bin.
 
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xmonkey

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Correct, no. Because it is otherwise 100% complete in the box.
:rolleyes:

You'd be selling it used already... if someone is gonna back out of a deal because there's no extension cable then I don't think they were very serious about it in the first place.
 

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I'm assuming you're working with a new 15" MBP? There are other charging cables on the market that will pass up to 100W as evidenced by some excellent research here, a link posted by someone in another thread:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vnpEXfo2HCGADdd9G2x9dMDWqENiY2kgBJUu29f_TX8/pubhtml#

I have since found a new monoprice option that is cheaper than the two listed here but it maxes out at 3ft. Basically, there are no cables right now that are able to pass up to 100W that are longer than Apple's charge cable, so that continues to be your best bet until there is.
 
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Pencilnink

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I'm assuming you're working with a new 15" MBP? There are other charging cables on the market that will pass up to 100W as evidenced by some excellent research here, a link posted by someone in another thread:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vnpEXfo2HCGADdd9G2x9dMDWqENiY2kgBJUu29f_TX8/pubhtml#

I have since found a new monoprice option that is cheaper than the two listed here but it maxes out at 3ft. Basically, there are no cables right now that are able to pass up to 100W that are longer than Apple's charge cable, so that continues to be your best bet until there is.

Thanks for the link. I have that Belkin 6ft thunderbolt which got a -2 rating. Looks like I'm returning lol.
 

aronm

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update to this thread: Benson Leung (who's the google guy who verifies USB cables according to spec and keeps them in the spreadsheet) reviewed the AmazonBasics charging cable

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-USB-Type-C-2-0-Cable/dp/B01GGKZ3MM

He recommends the 9ft version for charging.

Hey warpdrive,

I don't see this cable being recommended on the google sheet? am I missing something? - Also I am not sure if these specs would be enough for 100w? "power output up to 5V, 3 Amp"

Cheers,
Aron
 

anson42

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I don't see this cable being recommended on the google sheet? am I missing something? - Also I am not sure if these specs would be enough for 100w? "power output up to 5V, 3 Amp"

That's how I read the specs too. Where's the 100W specification? Does it test that way and is not documented?
 

aronm

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That's how I read the specs too. Where's the 100W specification? Does it test that way and is not documented?

Possibly, but can you see the cable listed in the above Googe sheets list as a recommended and tested product? I can't see it.

At this point in time, 6.6ft is the longest cable on the market that can handle 100w (as far as I can see) - hopefully someone fan prove me wrong?
 
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