How to Look for the Right Power Adapter and Cable for your Mac Notebook

Depending on the brand of your Mac Notebook, the right adapter, cable, and/or plug varies. As one of Canada’s top eCommerce names in cables and adapters, PrimeCables is here to break down which power adapters and cables are best for a Mac Notebook.

 

Mac Notebook power adapters vary according to wattage, ranging from 29W to 30W, 45W, 60W, 61W, 85W, and 87W. The appropriate wattage needs to be taken into account when buying for your Mac device. Otherwise, you run the risk of shoving too much power into your computer or not giving it enough to do what it needs to do. Be sure to select an adapter with a compatible wattage. Keep in mind, when selecting a higher wattage, it will not make your computer charge any faster. Subsequently, low wattage adapters may not work at all.

 

Many consumers buy what are called MagSafe power adapters. These Notebook power adapters have three primary components you’ll want to know – the connection and adapter, the AC cable, and the AC plug. If you have a Macbook manufactured in 2015 or later, it should come with an Apple 29W or 30W USB Type-C power adapter alongside a USB-C sync and charge cable. For any MacBook Pro manufactured in 2016 or later, it should come with an Apple 61W or 87W USB-C power adapter and a USB-C charging cable.

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The best thing you can do prior to buying an adapter is just to confirm what kind of Mac product you have. By knowing the correct model and when it was manufactured, this’ll give you all the information you need to get the right cables and adapters to match. Ensure you’re using the correct USB-C charging cable and preferably one that is Apple-certified. If you ever need to get replacement Apple cables or adapters, you can do so at the Apple Online Store if you don’t mind paying a good amount. If you want to save a few bucks though, PrimeCables has the same Apple-certified USB cables and Apple-certified adapters in our catalogue. Don’t hesitate to drop in, check out the inventory, and pick up what you need.

 

Keep in mind a replacement cable or adapter can come in a different size, color, shape, or wattage compared to the original adapter you have. This is normal. As long as it’s able to successfully power and charge your Mac, that’s all that matters. Shop Apple adapters today with PrimeCables and enjoy free shipping on any order above $49 to anywhere in Canada.

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