Coming from one of the most popular brands on the planet, Apple’s Macbook Air is a laptop many people own. Over the years, it has proved to be the standard of what a modern laptop should be with its top-tier specs. Still, the latest Macbook Air, with the usage of the M1 chip, has taken the standard even further by offering CPU speeds that are fives times faster, GPU speed that is five times faster, and a Neural Engine that offers up to nine times faster than the previous generation of Macbooks.
With the Macbook Air being one of the most widely used laptops, you’ll notice that it’s the most common to see in public, as it’s so thin and lightweight that it’s easier to take with you anywhere. Add on the high performance you’re getting, and the Macbook Air becomes the default choice for many students and employees for work and media usage. One part that always wanes in portable devices, including the Macbook Air, is less desirable battery life. The good thing is that the Macbook Air is USB-C chargeable, so you have easier access to charging.
This guide covers different types of USB-C chargers you can use with your Macbook Air that offer a more convenient charging experience no matter where you are. The charger with your Macbook can only charge a single device, so you may want more options while charging your laptop.
VOLTME 100W 3 Port Charger
The first charger I want to recommend is this VOLTME 100W charger. Of course, the charger has a 100W max output, and you can use 100W of Power Delivery to charge your Macbook Air if you’re only charging from either the USB-C 1 or USB-C 2 port; however, that’s more than enough power to fast charge your Macbook Air.
The more impressive part of this charger is that multi-device charging can still fast charge your Macbook. By charging with the C-1 and C-2 port simultaneously, the power split is 65W and 30W; this lets you charge your Macbook and possibly another laptop, and you can fast charge phones or tablets in this case.
When charging three devices simultaneously, the USB-C 1 output is 65W, while the C-2 and the USB-A ports output 12W; this still lets you fast charge the Macbook Air while you standard charge another two devices. You’ll get excellent charging power if you stick to charging from C-1.
|VOLTME 100W 3 port GaN III Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2||5V 3A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 15V 3A / 20V 5A (PPS:3.3-21V/3A）(100W)|
|USB-A||4.5V 5A / 5V 4.5A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 20V 3A|
|Input||100~240Vac 50/60Hz 2.3A Max|
|Size||2.5 x 2.6 x 1.3 inches|
UGREEN 140W 3 Port PD Charger
This UGREEN 140W charger is one of the most powerful chargers I’ve reviewed. The charger has a max output of 140W that can fully be used if you’re charging from USB-C 1 or USB-C 2 alone.
The power allocation when charging multiple devices matters most because if you charge two devices from the USB-C ports, the output of C-1 and C-2 is 65W; this makes it possible to charge two laptops simultaneously. So you could charge two Macbook Air laptops at the same time.
Even charging three devices results in the USB-C 1 port outputting 65W, the USB-C 2 port outputting 45W, and the USB-A port outputting 22.5W at all times. A 140W charger is an ultimate charger that lets you fast charge your Macbook Air while charging other laptops, phones, and tablets. This UGREEN charger also comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|UGREEN Nexode 140W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A | 28V/5A 140W Max PPS: 3.3-21V/5A|
|USB-C 2||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/5A 100W Max PPS: 3.3-21V/5A|
|USB-A||4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A 22.5W Max|
|Input||100-240V～ 50/60Hz 2A Max|
|Size||2.99 x 2.99 x 1.38 inches|
Oraimo 120W 4 Port PD Charger
The Oraimo 120W 4 port charger is another powerful one, a bit similar to the UGREEN charger I mentioned, although this one has four ports. You can use 100W of Power Delivery when charging a single device from USB-C 1 or 2.
When charging from USB-C 3, the output for C-3 remains 30W even when charging three devices simultaneously. When charging four devices, I recommend charging your Macbook Air from USB-C 1 or USB-C 2 as the power output becomes 65W and 30W, while the C-3 and the USB-A port share a 20W output.
The 120W max output of this Oraimo charger matters most because it lets you use more power when charging many devices.
|Oraimo 120W 4 Port USB-C HyperGaN Fast Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 (Single Port Charging)||100W|
|USB-C 2 (Single Port Charging)||100W|
|USB-C 3 (Single Port Charging)||30W|
|USB-A (Single Port Charging)||30W|
|Size||2.79 x 2.79 x 1.22 inches|
VOLTME 35W Dual Port USB-C Charger
On the more minimal side, there’s this VOLTME 35W charger. The charger has a 35W max output when charging a single device, so you can charge your Macbook Air at 35W when charging it alone. It’s not the fastest charging speed, but it’s better than 30W. When charging two devices, each USB-C port on the VOLTME charger outputs 18W, so the charging rate does slow down considerably for the Macbook Air but still allows you to fast charge a phone simultaneously.
|VOLTME 35W Dual USB-C PD Charger Specs|
|Single Port Charging||35W|
|Dual Port Charging||18W|
|Size||1.8 x 1.8 x 1.1 inches|
KOVOL Sprint 120W 4-Port USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charger
This KOVOL desktop charger is an excellent example of what most may be looking for in a different type of charger. This KOVOL charger has four USB-C Power Delivery ports and two USB-A Quick Charge ports. The charger has a 120W max output that can be shared between all the ports, which means you can charge multiple powerful devices simultaneously.
One of the best parts of charging your Macbook Air from this KOVOL charger is that you can charge the Macbook at its max speed no matter how many devices you’re charging. If you’re charging from only a single USB-C Power Delivery port, then you’re able to use the total 100W; however, if you’re charging from two USB-C ports, then the power splits 60W between the two USB-C ports, this means that you can charge two Macbook Air laptops at the same time.
Charging four devices still doesn’t decrease power from a single port because one USB-C port has a 65W output, and the other has a 20W output. While charging four devices, the two USB-A ports will output 18W each, so you can still fast charge your Macbook, a tablet, and two smartphones simultaneously.
Included in the box are the desktop charger and the power cord. There is no USB-C cable included.
|Kovol Sprint 4-Port 120W GaN Power Delivery Desktop Charger Specs|
|Charging One Device||USB-C PD Port: 100W|
|Charging Two Devices||USB-C - PD 60W
USB-C - PD 60W
|Charging Three Devices||USB-C - PD 65W
USB-A - QC 18W
USB-A - QC 18W
|Charging Four Devices||USB-C-PD 65W
|Input||100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 2.5A Max.|
|Size||1.81 x 1.81 x 3.35 inches|
INIU 30W Mini USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
On the more minimal charging side, this INIU 30W wall charger is even smaller than the SAIL01 and has less charging power. This INIU charger is minimal because it has a shared 30W output between its USB-A and USB-C port; the good news is that you can charge your Macbook Air via the USB-C PD port when charging it alone. However, you can’t charge your Macbook when charging two devices with this wall charger because the 30W output gets split between the two ports.
When charging alone, the USB-A port has a 22.5W output that includes a few different fast charging protocols, but you can only use that fast charging when charging a single device. The main reason to get this wall charger is its small size; the only thing included in the box is the wall charger. There is no USB-C cable included.
|INIU 30W Fast Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V⎓3A | 9V⎓3A | 12V⎓2.5A | 15V⎓2A | 20V⎓1.5A PPS 3.3~11V⎓2.5A 30W(Max)|
|USB-A Port||5V⎓3A | 5V⎓4.5A | 9V⎓2A | 12V⎓1.5A 22.5W(Max)|
|Both Ports at the Same Time||15W|
|Input||AC100-240V 50/60Hz 0.8A (Max)|
|Size||1.6 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches|
Crave PowerPack 50,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Power Bank
If you’ve ever been out in a public place where people tend to work on their laptops, such as a Starbucks or the library, you’ll notice that most of the laptops that people are using are usually Macbooks, not all the time, but there’s a high chance that it’s a Macbook. The laptop is slim, lightweight, and very fast to work with. Because of that portability, you’ll want to use a power bank with the Macbook Air if you’re using it for a prolonged time in public, so you don’t have to worry about the laptop dying.
This Crave PowerPack is the premier portable charger for laptops, as the power bank has a 50,000mAh power capacity that can get the Macbook Air to full power about three times or more. So you don’t have to worry about recharging this power bank for a few days, which also makes this power bank great for road trips and general traveling.
Charing power is on par with the power capacity because the power bank features two USB-C Power Delivery ports and two USB-A Quick Charge ports. One USB-C PD port has an 18W output, and the other USB-C port has a 60W output; of course, you’d use the 60W USB-C port for charging your Macbook, and the 18W USB-C port can be used to fast charge smartphones.
You can also recharge this power bank at its max speed via the included 45W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger, and there’s a USB-C to USB-C cable. You may also use the included wall charger to charge your power bank directly.
|Crave Powerpack 50,000mAh 60W Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (18W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 2||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (60W)|
|Both USB-A Ports||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Input 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A | 15V/1.2A (18W)|
|USB-C Input 2||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|Size||8.2 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches|
Baseus 65W 20,000mAh Power Bank
The Baseus 65W power bank is one of my most recommended power banks because of its charging power. The power bank has a 20,000mAh capacity to charge the Macbook Air to full power about once. Charging power from the ports is excellent because the USB-C PD port can output 65W of Power Delivery when charging your Macbook Air alone. When charging from the USB-C PD port and a USB-A port, the output of the USB-C port becomes 45W.
When charging three devices simultaneously, the USB-C PD output becomes 20W and the two USB-A ports output 5W. So if you want a faster charging speed for your Macbook Air, I recommend charging your Macbook Air via the USB-C port or with just one other device charging from a USB-A port.
|Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|Single Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W
USB-A Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 30W
|Two Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 45W
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
|Three Port Charging||30W Shared|
|Input||60W via PD Port
18W via Micro-USB input port
|Size||6.06 x 2.55 x 1.06 inches|
MAXOAK 99Wh AC Portable Power Bank with Power Delivery
If you’ve got an older generation Macbook Air that uses MagSafe charging and prefers to use your MagSafe charger to charge your Macbook, then this MAXOAK power bank is more for you. At the same time, this MAXOAK charger still works great for those with USB-C Macbook Air laptops. This MAXOAK portable charger has an AC Outlet and a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port.
The AC Outlet can plug in a MagSafe magnetic charger or use the Power Delivery port. There are also two USB-A Quick Charge ports for charging additional devices. The box includes a 30W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank or use it to charge your Macbook directly.
|MAXOAK 99Wh 100W AC10 Portable Power Bank Specs|
|Power Capacity||99Wh | 26,756mAh|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|Both USB-A Ports||5V/2.1A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|AC Outlet||100W | 140W Peak Power|
|Size||7.1 x 3.9 x 2.3 inches|
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
One other charger we want to recommend is a car charger, and with the use of Power Delivery, car chargers can be very reliable as you can charge your laptop while you drive. This lets your devices be charged up when you reach your destination. This Nekteck car charger has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port and a 12W USB-A port. You can charge your Macbook Air and another device simultaneously because the car charger has a 57W max output that lets you use the two ports at their max power.
|Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A (45W)|
|Size||2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches|
Baseus 65W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
Even better than the previous Nekteck car charger is this Baseus charger with 65W max output, featuring a USB-C Power Delivery port and a USB-A port. You can use the total 65W of Power Delivery from the USB-C port if you only charge a single device, which can charge the Macbook Air at max speed.
You can also opt for charging two devices simultaneously and still charge your Macbook and fast charge a smartphone or another device via the USB-A port. The USB-C PD port drops down a 45W charge rate when charging two devices. Still, a fast speed for laptops, and the USB-A port features Quick Charge to fast charge Android smartphones if you have one. The car charger also stands out from most others because it has an LED screen that shows Amperage and Voltage output, which is pretty cool to see even though it’s not strictly essential.
The box includes a USB-C to USB-C cable to get you charging immediately.
|Baseus 65W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Output||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-A Output||4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|Dual Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W
USB-A Port: 18W
Max Output: 63W
|Size||5.24 x 2.91 x 1.57 inches|