87W USB-C Power Adapter

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  • Overview

    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

    Tech Specs

    USB-C

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor design choices + nickel and diming = unhappy customer

      As a longtime Apple enthusiast, I tend to go easy on Apple when it comes to controversial design decisions. However, this is getting out of hand. 1) Apple dropp As a longtime Apple enthusiast, I tend to go easy on Apple when it comes to controversial design decisions. However, this is getting out of hand. 1) Apple dropped all cable management for this new adapter design. This time around, there are no fold out clips to wrap the cable around the adapter and there is no clip on the cable itself to facilitate wrapping it up. I have to use a black Velcro strap every time I'm done using it and want to securely stow it in my bag, which is exactly the opposite of the simple yet functional design aesthetic I thought Apple strived for. 2) There is no charging indicator / status light on the new AC Adapters. As a result, I have to log in to the laptop and check the battery meter to monitor progress. 3) There is no reasonable justification for charging $79 for an "extra" AC adapter AND forcing me to pay another $19 for the required charging cable that used to be included (and permanently affixed) to previous iterations of Apple AC adapters. That's right folks, for $79 you get only the power brick, the charging cable (seems like an obvious requirement) that runs between the brick and the laptop is NOT included! Once you throw that in, you're looking at almost $100 to keep a backup power cord in your laptop bag. Apple somehow managed to ruin every single aspect of what used to be an elegant design. Best of all, they charge more for the privilege of using it.

      • Written by Eric S from Penfield

      993 of 1061 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor design choices + nickel and diming = unhappy customer

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Too bulky and too overpriced

      This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the L This thing works but it's really ridiculous that you need to spend 80 dollars on a power adapter that doesn't even include the charging cable. Also, since the LED indicator is gone as well there is no way to know if your laptop is charging unless you heard the sound it makes when you plug it in. Overall, its really not the best but its what you need to power your device.

      • Written by Ori M from El Sobrante

      615 of 668 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Too bulky and too overpriced

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      works but big and bulky

      whats the big point of sacrificing a few essential ports like the regular USB or ethernet or HDMI on the MacBook Pro to make it 100 grams less lighter if this b whats the big point of sacrificing a few essential ports like the regular USB or ethernet or HDMI on the MacBook Pro to make it 100 grams less lighter if this brick is going to weigh as much as a real brick. Really Apple, really!

      • Written by Nischal G from Houston

      343 of 412 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?works but big and bulky

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      heavy and overpriced

      Way too heavy and ridiculously overpriced. Doesnt even include a wire to insult you you futher. Basically you are getting robbed buying this but since there are Way too heavy and ridiculously overpriced. Doesnt even include a wire to insult you you futher. Basically you are getting robbed buying this but since there are no other options what can you do?

      • Written by Stelios A from Bronx

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?heavy and overpriced

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't Get Ripped Off!

      This charger is Apple's worst customer ripoff ever. For $80 you get the brick, but no cable to go with it. It requires a cable with USB-C on both ends, which is This charger is Apple's worst customer ripoff ever. For $80 you get the brick, but no cable to go with it. It requires a cable with USB-C on both ends, which is not common, so don't think any old USB-C cable will do. I am sure that there are thousands of customers like me who did not read the fine print, expecting to start charging their MacBook immediately only to find that they are missing a $20 part. Instead of returning to the store to buy the requisite cable, (which raises the price of this charger to an astonishing $100!), I am returning it to the store for a refund and to buy a charger from a non-apple brand for probably half the price of this sad deception of a product. SHAME ON YOU APPLE!

      • Written by Randal B from Friendswood

      16 of 16 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't Get Ripped Off!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      $79 ADAPTER DOES NOT INCLUDE CABLE!!!!

      Title says it all. As if Apple wasn't greedy enough, they now charge MORE for their new USB-C power adapters, but REFUSE TO INCLUDE A USB-C CABLE!!! As a sysadm Title says it all. As if Apple wasn't greedy enough, they now charge MORE for their new USB-C power adapters, but REFUSE TO INCLUDE A USB-C CABLE!!! As a sysadmin for a large company, I may have to switch our office of 100+ users back to PC's. As a life-long Apple user, I now feel alienated by their poor designs, lack of accountability, and complete ignorance to the needs of their customer base. So long Apple. I will no longer be purchasing or recommending your products.

      • Written by Jason Y from Los Angeles

      17 of 17 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?$79 ADAPTER DOES NOT INCLUDE CABLE!!!!

  • Answers from the community

    • what chargers can i use with macbook pro 2017
      • Asked by Dean B from Scunthorpe
      • on Aug 26, 2017

      Best Answer:

      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 Oct 26, 2017
    • 87W, what Volts and Amps does this charge at?
      • Asked by Brad C from JOPPA
      • on Oct 27, 2016

      Best Answer:

      From the charger: Input: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60Hz Output: 20.2V==4.3A or 9V==3A (USB PO) or 5.2V== From the charger: Input: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60Hz Output: 20.2V==4.3A or 9V==3A (USB PO) or 5.2V==2.4A On a related (and very exciting) note, I was curious if I could charge my new MBPro (15" w/Touchbar) from a USB battery. IT WORKED!! The full charge on the System Information is 6829 mAh and the battery I'm using (An Anker with PowerIQ technology) is about twice that capacity. I've wanted this for years!

      • Answered by Timothy T from Keller
      • on Nov 19, 2016