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

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Frustrating - sometimes my laptop isn't being charged while plugged in.

      What really frustrates me about this power adaptor is that i regularly find my MacBook Pro not charging despite the fact it's plugged in. When compared to th What really frustrates me about this power adaptor is that i regularly find my MacBook Pro not charging despite the fact it's plugged in. When compared to the old magsafe adaptors this is a huge step backwards. Essentially there are 2 issues with the new design. 1) unless the usb-c connection is properly seated in it's slot power doesn't get to the laptop. Furthermore when working with the laptop on my knee - e.g. while travelling the connector can become slightly dislodged, meaning that charing stops. 2) unlike the old power adapter the usb-c cable can be disconnected at the "power brick" end as well as the laptop end, giving 2 possible points of failure. By contrast. look at a lightning connector as an good example of a connector that doesn't have this problem. A lightning connector has indentations at each side so that the connector can gripped by an iPhone. By contrast a USB-C connector has smooth sides and no notch that can be used by the laptop to hold onto the cable and stop it sliding out accidentally. I appreciate there may be reasons why apple moved away from magsafe, in principle I don't mid that the new adapter isn't magsafe, but I do mind that I'm not always getting a full charge when available while travelling on business, leading to a loss of productivity and loss of earnings because of a poorly designed power connector.

      • Written by Brian D from Newtownards

      11 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Frustrating - sometimes my laptop isn't being charged while plugged in.

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Quite lit but too expense

      Pretty litt but costs too much for a charger

      • Written by Harry S from Chelmsford

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Quite lit but too expense

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Quite lit but too expense

      Pretty litt but costs too much for a charger

      • Written by Harry S from Chelmsford

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Quite lit but too expense

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Frustrating - sometimes my laptop isn't being charged while plugged in.

      What really frustrates me about this power adaptor is that i regularly find my MacBook Pro not charging despite the fact it's plugged in. When compared to th What really frustrates me about this power adaptor is that i regularly find my MacBook Pro not charging despite the fact it's plugged in. When compared to the old magsafe adaptors this is a huge step backwards. Essentially there are 2 issues with the new design. 1) unless the usb-c connection is properly seated in it's slot power doesn't get to the laptop. Furthermore when working with the laptop on my knee - e.g. while travelling the connector can become slightly dislodged, meaning that charing stops. 2) unlike the old power adapter the usb-c cable can be disconnected at the "power brick" end as well as the laptop end, giving 2 possible points of failure. By contrast. look at a lightning connector as an good example of a connector that doesn't have this problem. A lightning connector has indentations at each side so that the connector can gripped by an iPhone. By contrast a USB-C connector has smooth sides and no notch that can be used by the laptop to hold onto the cable and stop it sliding out accidentally. I appreciate there may be reasons why apple moved away from magsafe, in principle I don't mid that the new adapter isn't magsafe, but I do mind that I'm not always getting a full charge when available while travelling on business, leading to a loss of productivity and loss of earnings because of a poorly designed power connector.

      • Written by Brian D from Newtownards

      11 of 14 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Frustrating - sometimes my laptop isn't being charged while plugged in.

  • Answers from the community

    • what chargers can i use with macbook pro 2017
      • Asked by Dean B from Scunthorpe
      • on 26-Aug-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 26-Oct-2017
    • 87W, what Volts and Amps does this charge at?
      • Asked by Brad C from JOPPA
      • on 27-Oct-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 19-Nov-2016