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Apple markets USB-C Power Adapters that are rated for different wattage levels, depending on the power requirements of the notebook or mobile device.[1]

Product history[]

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Teardown of Apple 140W USB-C GaN Charger

The 29-watt USB-C Power Adapter was the first to be released in 2015 and was also included with the MacBook with Retina display.[2] The 96-watt USB-C Power Adapter was released in 2019 to meet the power requirements of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The 140-watt USB-C Power Adapter was released in 2021 for the Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max-based MacBook Pros, but is only available as a separate purchase to support fast charging when used with a USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable. The 140-watt version is also the first to incorporate Gallium nitride to improve efficiency by reducing its energy loss to heat, as well as its size.[3]

Supported devices[]

Using any of the following chargers from Apple will enable fast charging on an iPhone 8 or later to reach 50% battery in around 30 minutes. Using a higher-rated charger than the power requirements of the device is fine, but vice-versa is not recommended.[4] The 67W, 96W, and 140W chargers can be used with a USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable to charge MacBook Pro models introduced in October 2021.[5]

Supported cables[]

Supported accessories[]

The larger adapters (29W and above) have a removable "duckhead" that can be switched for use with different types of power connectors.

References[]

  1. Find the right power adapter and cable for your Mac notebook, Apple Support. 2020-05-01.
  2. MacBook (2015) Unboxing and First Impressions by Slashdot, YouTube. 2015-04-15.
  3. Apple's 140W 16-inch MacBook Pro charger gets the teardown treatment by William Gallagher, Apple Insider. 2021-10-29.
  4. Fast charge your iPhone, Apple Support. 2020-10-22.
  5. MagSafe on the new MacBook Pro: Everything you need to know by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider. 2021-10-20.
  6. [About Mac power adapters, Apple Support. 2021-10-27.
  7. About Apple USB power adapters, Apple Support. 2021-09-23.

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