87W USB-C Power Adapter
The 87W USB-C Power Adapter offers fast, efficient charging at home, in the office or on the go. While this power adapter is compatible with any USB-C–enabled device, Apple recommends pairing it with your 15-inch MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports for optimal charging performance. USB-C Charge Cable sold separately.
What’s in the Box
Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter
Answers from the community
Can I charge my iPad Pro with a 87W Power Adapter? Will it damage my iPad Pro?
- Asked by Joyce H from Charleston
- on 9-Sep-2018
Hi Joyce! Yes, you can charge your iPad Pro with the 87W Power Adapter. Your iPad will only "ask" Hi Joyce! Yes, you can charge your iPad Pro with the 87W Power Adapter. Your iPad will only "ask" the adapter for so much current, and the adapter will not give more than that. Depending on if your iPad is equipped with fast charge, it may charge your iPad faster. Sam
- Answered by Sam F from Olathe
- on 5-Oct-2018
what chargers can i use with macbook pro 2017
- Asked by Dean B from Scunthorpe
- on 26-Aug-2017
Ideally, you should use the 87W charger with a proper 5A/100W cable, but lower-powered chargers will Ideally, you should use the 87W charger with a proper 5A/100W cable, but lower-powered chargers will also work. Keep in mind that running a CPU or GPU intensive task (like encoding a video) with an external monitor attached can easily draw 60W, so anything less than the 87W adapter will result in curtailed charging speed wile doing computationally intensive tasks. On the other hand, using lower-powered chargers can provide portability and flexibility advantages. Assuming that the 2017 is the same as the 2016, you can actually (slowly) charge your MacBook Pro 15" with any decent apple-coded 5V, 2.4A 12W charger (like an iPad charger) via a USB-A to USB-C cable. Such a charger could also provide most of the power needed for lightweight tasks, like checking email, without drawing much power from the internal battery. The MBP 15" also works with a 15W (5V @ 3A) USB Type-C chargers, and many higher-powered USB Type-C chargers with USB-PD support. I'm running mine off a 30W USB-PD capable external battery right now. I've also powered it with a 27W capable USB-PD compliant car charger and a (somewhat) pocketable 27W USB-PD wall-wart.
- Answered by Erik S from Seattle
- on 26-Oct-2017
Can I use a MBP 61 W / 87 W charger with an USB C to lightning connector to charge an iPhone SE without damaging the battery?
- Asked by Oliver H from Boulder
- on 31-Jan-2019
Can I use this adapter with a USB-C to lightning cable too fast charge the new iPhone X when it arrives
- Asked by Peter B from Chester
- on 19-Sep-2017
yes you can
- Answered by David P from Sutton in ashfield
- on 15-Nov-2018
Can the 87W USB-C power adapter be used with the NEW iPhone Xs Max? and will it damage the Xs Max?
- Asked by Mayur G from Thane
- on 12-Nov-2018
Apple's USB-C Power Supplies utilize PD. This is a USB-C power delivery protocol that allows for mu Apple's USB-C Power Supplies utilize PD. This is a USB-C power delivery protocol that allows for multiple power output profiles. If you look at the side of your power supply you can see all of the profiles listed. There is a profile for 5.2V 3A which will deliver essentially 15W at a safe voltage to a mobile device. (MFi standards for an iPhone are not to exceed 5.25V). New iPhone and iPad models can accept higher than the prior MFi Maximum 12W power (5.2V 2.4A). In these scenarios, the iPhone can "quick charge", or can re-charge about 50% of the battery in about 30 mins. No worries about damaging the iPhone because the power supply requires essentially a "handshake" with the mobile device (iPad, Macbook, MacBook Pro) to pass higher voltage. If the device cannot handle the higher current / voltage PD profiles, the power supply will revert to the lowest profile. Hopefully, this helps clear this up. USB-C is a very cool standard and I think because it is new there is not much press around its versatility. Could be an opportunity for Apple to market up these features and educate users while also building more value around its products ;)
- Answered by Derick D from Ladera Ranch
- on 30-Nov-2018