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 be 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 that you can use with your Macbook Air that offer a more convenient charging experience no matter where you are. As the charger that comes with your Macbook can only charge a single device, you may want more options while also charging your laptop.
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 when it comes to a different type of charger. This KOVOL charger has four ports: two 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 full 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|
SAIL01 65W Dual GaN USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
If you’re searching for a balance of charging power and portability, then the SAIL01 wall charger is good. The SAIL01 charger has a 65W max output, has two USB-C Power Delivery ports, and features dynamic charging. USB-C 2 on the charger is the one you’re going to use to charge the Macbook Air because it has higher power output. Charging from USB-C 2 alone results in the usage of the total 65W; however, if you’re charging two devices simultaneously, then USB-C 2 will output 45W; still enough charging power for the Macbook Air.
USB-C 1 has a lower output of 18W that is great for fast charging most smartphones and tablets. Also, USB-C 2 features Programmable Power Supply (PPS) that can fast charge certain compatible phones faster than standard USB-C PD.
As we mentioned, the SAIL01 wall charger is a combination of high power and small size because the charger uses GaN tech. This enables the charger to be 2 inches in length and only a thickness of 1 inch. The box with the SAIL01 charger is a 3.3-foot USB-C to USB-C cable that lets you start charging immediately.
|SAIL01 65W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C 2 (One Device Charging)||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C 2 (Two Devices Charging)||5V/2.4A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/2.25A (45W)|
|PPS via USB-C 2||5V-11V/3.0A (25W)|
|Input||AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.5A|
|Size||2 x 1 x 2 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.
The USB-A port, when charging alone, 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, and 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|
Baseus 100W GaN 1-Port USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
This Baseus wall charger is just as minimal as the INIU wall charger because this one has only a single USB-C Power Delivery port. The single port on this charger allows it to be more of a universal charger that you can use to charge your Macbook Air and be used with nearly all, if not most USB-C chargeable devices. That’s because the USB-C port has a 100W charge rate. So if you only need a single port to charge from, and want to be able to charge future USB-C devices that you may own, then this Baseus wall charger is the way to go.
Included in the box with the charger is a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|Baseus 100W GaN2 USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/12V/3A | 9V/15V/20V/5A (100W)|
|Samsung Super Fast Charging (PPS)||45W|
|Input||100-240V~, 50/60Hz, 2.5A Max|
|Size||4.5 x 3.7 x 1.1 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’re going to 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|
MAXOAK 99Wh AC Portable Power Bank with Power Delivery
If you’ve got an older generation Macbook Air that uses MagSafe charging and prefer 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 be used to plug in a MagSafe magnetic charger, or you can opt for using the Power Delivery port. There are also two USB-A Quick Charge ports for charging additional devices. Included in the box is a 30W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank, or you may 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 that 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 you have your devices charged up by the time 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’re only charging 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|