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The Best Alternative Charger for MacBook Pro

First things first, let me ease your worries by letting you know that it is okay to use a charger made by other brands on your MacBook Pro even though it is highly recommended to use original charging cables. I know that many people who are on the search for a charger wonder about that. With that in mind, here’s a list of the best alternatives for the MacBook charger, these alternatives are portable, durable and within everyone’s budget.

01 HyperJuice

The HyperJuice 100 W USB-C Charger is much smaller than other PD chargers with multiple ports. This charger weighs 217 g, and at 100W (PD 3.0), it’s also the most powerful charger. With this charger, there are two 100 W USB-C power ports, and two 15 W QuickCharge 3.0 USB-A ports, which should be enough to charge most of your devices out of one charger. The HyperJuice features over-current, over-voltage, overheating, and short-circuit protection. With this charger, you can charge a laptop (MacBook Pro/Air), a tablet (iPad Pro/Air), smartphone (iPhone 12 Pro Max/11/Xs/XS Max/XR/X), and mobile device (AirPods, Watch) at the same time. HyperJuice 100 W GaN Charger supports worldwide universal 100-240 V voltage and comes with UK/EU/AU pin converters so that it can be used in virtually any country.

Pros

  • It has multiple outputs
  • It has two 100 W PD outputs

Cons

  • Quite expensive

Specification

  • Price $99.00
  • USB-C 2-100 W Power Delivery 3.0
  • USB-A 5/10/12 W, 18 W Quick Charge 3.0
  • Dimensions 3.36 x 2.39 x 1.14 inches
  • Weight 7.34 oz
HyperJuice

02 Satechi 75W Dual USB-C

At 7.6 ounces, The Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger is a game-changer for your USB-C setup, consolidating four separate adapters into one powerful, sleek device. This charger features two USB-C PD ports (60 W,18 W) and two extra USB-A ports (total max: 12 W) to simultaneously charge USB-C laptops, tablets, and other USB-A devices. This charger is compatible with 2016-2020 MacBook Pro, 2018/2020 MacBook Air, 2018/2020 iPad Pro, 2019 iPad, 2015-2017 MacBook, iPhone 11 Plus Max/11 Plus/11, XS Max/XS/XR, Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Go, iPad Air/Mini, Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus/S10/S9 Plus/S9 and more. This charger is portable, and you can travel with it; however, do note that one will charge at the full 60 W and the other at a more sedate 18 W having a maximum output of 75 W. The charger also includes two additional USB-A ports to charge your smartphones, cameras, media devices, and more. The total maximum output is 12 W. This all-in-one charger consolidates multiple adapters into one powerful, sleek charger to simultaneously power up to four USB devices, and it is housed in a durable, heat-resistant case to ensure a safe, worry-free charge.

Pros

  • Multiple USB outputs
  • Nice design

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  • Second PD port is low-power

Specification

  • Price $69.99
  • USB-C 60 W, 18W
  • USB-A 12W
  • Dimensions 4.06 x 2.84 x 0.91 inches
  • Weight 7.6 ounces
Satechi 75W Dual USB-C

03 Anker 60W GaN & PIQ

Known for being the best travel charger, this charger by Anker is surely designed for travel with an ultra-compact design that supports simultaneous laptop charging and interchangeable plugs for use in the US, UK, and Europe. This charger can charge up to 2 laptops simultaneously with a combined 60W output over 2 USB-C ports which allow for high-speed charging of up to 2 laptops simultaneously. The charger is designed to intermittently detect the power needs of connected devices and to identify the optimum power allocation. This charger is equipped with an exclusive PowerIQ 3.0 technology to ensure flawless compatibility with virtually all mobile devices including phones, tablets, and USB-C laptops. It also has an exclusive MultiProtect safety system that combines a wide variety of features including high-voltage protection, temperature control, and more for a safer charging experience. The charger is compatible with iPhone 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max / XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8 Plus / 8 / 7 / 6, Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ / S8 / S8+ / Note 8 / Note 7, Pixel 3/2/XL, Nexus 5X / 6P, LG G6 / G7, iPad Pro 12.9″ / iPad Pro 10.5″ / iPad Pro 11″,  and MacBook Air 13″ (2018) / MacBook 12″ / MacBook Pro 13″ / MacBook Pro 15″. Its power allocation technology distributes power between both USB-C ports based on the requirements of your devices, making sure that both devices get the best charge, every time.

Pros

  • Interchangeable plugs for international travel
  • Can charge 2 laptops simultaneously

Cons

  • Quite bulky

Specification

  • Price $39.99
  • USB-C 45 W
  • USB-A 15 W
  • Dimensions 2.95 x 1.18 x 2.81 inches
  • Weight 6.4 ounces
Anker 60W GaN & PIQ

04 Nekteck USB-C

This charger is a desktop charger. Rather than hugging the power socket, it has a 1 m extension cable that lets you plug it into the wall but bring the USB outputs themselves up to a more accessible area on the desk. Having 5 USB outputs in all, this is the ideal device if you have multiple devices to charge. 4 of the five ports are full-size USB-As, rated at 12 W while the device’s maximum output with all ports in use is 111 W. This charger can charge any USB C device at top speed with the Power Delivery port (87 W maximum power), with Smart Technology. The 4 power ports intelligently recognize your device to boost charging speeds up to 2.4 A. It also offers a simultaneous charge for your laptop, tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices for everyone, and it is compatible with most laptops and smartphones such as MacBook 2018, iPad Pro 2018, iPhone Xs Max XR 8, iPad Pro Mini Air, Samsung Galaxy S7S7 Edge, Kindle, etc. This charger has advanced safety with multi-protection like surge protection, temperature control, and more, which lets you charge with total peace of mind. With its compact design, and 100-240 Volt input, this charger is ideal for travel anywhere in the world.

Pros

  • Ideal for desktop use
  • It has 5 USB outputs

Cons

  • Design is not so appealing

Specification

  • Price $41.99
  • USB-C 87 W
  • USB-A 111 W
  • Dimensions 6.49 x 2.95 x 1.18 inches
  • Weight 1.3 pounds
Nekteck USB-C

05 Syncwire USB C

This super small USB-C wall charger takes up less space and is convenient for you to carry. The 30 W Power Delivery keeps things simple with a single USB-C output for charging; there’s also support for PPS in a sleek, compact design that is easily portable. This charger has GaN Technology, GaN components waste less power and produce less heat, which transfers a more efficient charge, and makes the Syncwire Wall Charger small but powerful. This charger has enhanced protection, integrated over-voltage, overheating, and short-circuit protection to keep connected devices safe.

Pros

  • Compact design
  • Unbeatable value for its price

Cons

  • This charger has only one port
  • 30 W is not enough for all laptops

Specification

  • Price $16.99
  • USB-C 30 W
  • USB-A N/A
  • Dimensions 3.15 x 2.44 x 1.85 inches
  • Weight 3.52 ounces
Syncwire USB C

06 HOOTEK USB-C

This 20W USB-C PD Wall Charger uses Power Delivery(PD) to provide you with Max 20 W output power. This charger charges your USB Type-C phone or tablet up to 50% in just 30 mins. It is built with high-grade fireproof PC materials to protect it against overheating and Smart IC technology to maximize charging efficiency. PD 3.0 Wall Charger with strict control tests ensures that it is safe charging and offers great protection systems against short-circuiting, over-heating, over-current, and over-charging. This charger is compact, lightweight, portable, stylish, easy to store, and perfect for travel.

Pros

  • Safe and reliable
  • Portable small size

Cons

  • Sometimes it doesn't fit with Apple products

Specification

  • Price $11.99
  • USB-C AC100-240V-0.5A 50/60Hz
  • USB-A N/A
  • Dimensions 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight 1.4 ounces
HOOTEK USB-C

Eunice Tossy

Mar 11, 2022

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