Looking for a shorter version of Apple Power Adapter Extension Cable

zemberoni

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Jun 6, 2018
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Currently traveling a lot for work, and my 15-inch MBP's USB-C power adapter is too heavy to hold its own weight when plugged in on the airplane.

I know a simple solution would be to use the official Apple Power Adapter Extension Cable, but at 1.8m, it's a bit overkill IMHO.

Does anyone know of a shorter version (somewhere in the 1-3 ft range, either official Apple or from 3rd-party)?
 

smbu2000

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Oct 19, 2014
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Currently traveling a lot for work, and my 15-inch MBP's USB-C power adapter is too heavy to hold its own weight when plugged in on the airplane.

I know a simple solution would be to use the official Apple Power Adapter Extension Cable, but at 1.8m, it's a bit overkill IMHO.

Does anyone know of a shorter version (somewhere in the 1-3 ft range, either official Apple or from 3rd-party)?
Any cable with that particular layout should work fine. This one is from my old Playstation 2 adapter and it works just fine in the power adapter. It might not look pretty but it works and you can get any length cable that you want.

I didn't even realize that you could do that at first, until I was at a used pc parts/computer store and they had their used Macs plugged in like that.

I generally just use the original adapter or with the official extension cable (using a velcro tie to adjust the length), but this also works if you don't want to do that.
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AppleHaterLover

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Jun 15, 2018
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Any cable with that particular layout should work fine. This one is from my old Playstation 2 adapter and it works just fine in the power adapter. It might not look pretty but it works and you can get any length cable that you want.

I didn't even realize that you could do that at first, until I was at a used pc parts/computer store and they had their used Macs plugged in like that.

I generally just use the original adapter or with the official extension cable (using a velcro tie to adjust the length), but this also works if you don't want to do that.
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This. I've been using my chargers for years with that layout.

You can also do that with the 12W iPad charger.