Questions & Answers for USB-C Charge Cable (2m)
14 Questions from the Community
Yes. The Power Adapter Adapter Extension Cable is compatible will all MagSafe and MagSafe 2 power adapters and 10W, 12W, 29W, 61W, and 87W USB power adapters.
- Answered by Farrokh P from Montreal
- 06 30, 17
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can Power Adapter Extension Cable provide with 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter be used to charge 87W USB-C Power adapter?)
Same cable that ships with 15" Macbook Pro?
Is this USB-C charge cable the same cable that ships with the new 15" Macbook Pro?
Either way, does this cable allow the full 87W of the 87W charger to be passed through to the 15" Macbook Pro? Written another way, how many watts of power can the new 15" Macbook Pro draw from the 87W charger when connected with this cable?
- Asked by Anson M from Oakland
- 11 14, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Same cable that ships with 15" Macbook Pro?)
It definitately is *NOT* the same cable that came with the 2017 model. It is far less rigid, much lighter (39g vs. 59g) and a bit thinner (don't have batteries for my caliper so I can't say exactly how much, should be a couple of µm).
- Answered by Daniel E
- 08 11, 17
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Same cable that ships with 15" Macbook Pro?)
Is this a Thunderbolt 3 cable, or just a USB-C cable?
- Asked by Connor M from Glendale
- 10 29, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this a Thunderbolt 3 cable, or just a USB-C cable?)
It is not a Thunderbolt 3 cable, and in fact it is not even exactly a USB-C cable: it supports USB-C (USB 3.1) for CHARGING only, for any other USB use, data transfer will only work at USB 2.0 speed.
- Answered by Thomas N from Aurora
- 10 30, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is this a Thunderbolt 3 cable, or just a USB-C cable?)
Does it work like the old MagSafe connector? My current Mac included two types, a wall plug and long lead with a plug, which is really useful!Answer
It works like the old MagSafe as in it'll charge any MacBook with USB-C it doesn't work like the MagSafe if you mean will it break off if pulled at an angle.
According to the datasheet of the new Apple USB charge cables, it supports 5A. Since Type-C cables that support currents of over 3A are require to have E-marker chips, I would assume that the apple cable has an e-marker chip.
- Answered by James K from Katy
- 11 14, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is this a emarker cable?)
Does this support thunderbolt 3 data transfer?
- Asked by David S from Providence
- 10 29, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this support thunderbolt 3 data transfer?)
No. Get a Thunderbolt 3 cable for that.
- Answered by Alexander B from Barcelona
- 11 1, 16
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Does this support thunderbolt 3 data transfer?)
Can i use this cable to charge USB-C 3.1 mobile phones?
- Asked by Philip T from Perth
- 02 6, 17
- Flag as inappropriate (Can i use this cable to charge USB-C 3.1 mobile phones?)
Does this cable support data transfer in Target Disk Mode between computers?
The previous version of the cable that was more expensive didn't support the MacBook (12" Retina) in Target Disk Mode. Does this newer and cheaper one do it?
- Asked by Norton C from Pyrmont
- 11 4, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Does this cable support data transfer in Target Disk Mode between computers?)
Is there a shorter version of the high speed charging one available? The .5 meter one of this site only supports 60 watt charging speed.
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Can I use this as an extension cable for the USB SuperDrive DVD/CD recorder/player?
the built-in cable is only a foot long.
- Asked by William L from Los Angeles
- 12 8, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use this as an extension cable for the USB SuperDrive DVD/CD recorder/player?)
Is this cable compatible with AppleTV 4th Gen. for a "restore" since AppleTV did not come with this cable, but says NOT to use a lightning cable.
- Asked by Michelle N from Apple Valley
- 12 13, 16
- Flag as inappropriate (Is this cable compatible with AppleTV 4th Gen. for a "restore" since AppleTV did not come with this cable, but says NOT to use a lightning cable.)
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Does this cable provide more than 3 Amps (For special use with the new MacBook Pro's w/ 87watts) or is this just the same as any other USB-C cable?
Is there any difference between this cable and a non-OEM cable such as a 3rd-Party Belkin USB-C cable ? Will a non-apple USB-C cable charge at the same rate if both connected to the same Apple USB-C Power Supply @ 87 Watts?Answer
Yes it can, as stated in the description. Previous Apple cables had issues, but it seems to have been fixed now. To make sure that you have the correct version of the cable, look for a serial number of not cable, as described in the apple website.
Also, according to this spec sheet, the Apple Charge cable seems to be able to support up to 5A, which is the maximum supported by USB Power Delivery 2.0. The cable should be able to up to 100W because 5A*20V is the maximum allowed power allowed by USB Power Deliver 2.0.