Longer 2016 MacBook USB-C Charging Cable

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  1. Tim7 macrumors 6502

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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?
     
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  3. Tim7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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    Just wondering, why not buy the extension cable that plugs to the power adapter?
     
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    Yes - the one Apple used to include for free until they realised it was a sales opportunity...
     
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    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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    That's not going to work if you're selling your old one though, is it.
     
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    You can sell it without the extension cable, no?
     
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    Correct, no. Because it is otherwise 100% complete in the box.
     
  12. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    :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.
     
  13. anson42 macrumors regular

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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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    Thanks for the link. I have that Belkin 6ft thunderbolt which got a -2 rating. Looks like I'm returning lol.
     
  15. Tim7 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help guys. I think I will buy the official Apple extension power cable!
     
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    At only $20 it's probably cheaper than most alternative USB-c cables.
     

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