Power cable extension - original or third party?

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  1. ZeDog macrumors member

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    Hi!
    I am looking for a power cable extension for my MacBook Pro 2016 15" ... Should I buy an original or just by a third party one?
     
  2. happyhippo1337 macrumors regular

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  3. UnluckyXIII macrumors 6502

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    I bought an original one with my order, hopefully it's a one off purchase so £25 isn't too bad
     
  4. ZeDog thread starter macrumors member

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  7. Awjvail macrumors 6502

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    Just get the 3rd party one. There is no special tech in the cord. It just delivers unfiltered power to the adapter.
     
  8. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    Or risk fire/shortout on your expensive computer for being cheap on a cord :)
     
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  10. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    IMO Get the Apple one....odds are the 3rd party one is fine, but with the new computer...I would (and did) go with the Apple one.
     
  11. Denis Ahrens macrumors newbie

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    There is tech in the cord, if you use the wrong cable you can for example only get 60W even if you have the 89W power adapter. This is encoded in the cable.

    Denis
     
  12. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    No there isn't. They're talking about the AC extension, not the USB-C cable.
     
  13. Awjvail macrumors 6502

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    This is just the extension cable. It's the same as using basically any regular extension cord and plugging your charger into it, except this one is attached to the adapter brick.

    What you're referring to is the USB-C cord, which is definitely not something you want to cheap out on.
     
  14. linguist macrumors member

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    the review shows some have serious fitting problem, I don't mind aftermarket if it works , especially for 220/230V use conductor resistance is less critical.
     

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