Best USB-C Chargers for the MacBook / MacBook Pro

Gone are the days where you’d have to use a large power adapter to charge your MacBook and that’s because most Apple MacBooks now use USB-C.

This is a great thing as it opens lots of doors to charge your laptop as USB-C has been implemented with various chargers and so you’re able to charge your MacBook using portable chargers, USB wall chargers, and even car chargers too.

That said, even though there are a lot more options of chargers to choose from there are still quite a few chargers electronics that are able to deliver the optimum power level to charge your MacBook at its max power.

Since the max charging power requirements for the new MacBook models that do use USB Type-C is 30W to 60W of power for a fast charging speed and that is why Charger Harbor has chosen the best chargers that are able to give your MacBook the fastest charging speed or near its max charging speed.

However, there are not too many charging electronics on the market that are able to charge these newer MacBook models at their max charging speed as they’re somewhat new and the charging tech is still catching up among third-party manufacturers.

That is why we have a few chargers in this guide that don’t offer the maximum amount of power but at least come close.

Just a few things to know is that there are a few different types of MacBooks that have different max charging speeds. Here they are:

MacBook – 29W – USB-C

MacBook Pro 13-inch – 61W – USB-C

MacBook Pro 15-inch – 87W – USB-C

So it’s best to purchase a charger which offers at least 30W of power to charge these laptops quite quickly.

Also, the wattage amount is simply the power that the chargers that they come with supply and so even though the MacBook Pro 13-inch comes with a 61W power adapter and the MacBook Pro 15-inch comes with an 87W adapter, they still charge a little slower than that.

Portable Chargers for the MacBook

As we stated, there are a few charging electronics that don’t have the max power capabilities of 30W or 60W of power to charge your MacBook at its max power.

There are definitely a few out on the market and we’re going to cover them in this guide, that said, we have chosen a few portable chargers that are great to take on the go for charging your Apple laptop even though they might not offer it the max charging speed, as charging a MacBook with a power bank is a highly convenient thing to do.

RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger

The main detail that you want to look for with portable chargers is the use of Power Delivery and what PD is that it’s able to supply an ample amount of power to the device that it’s charging. In this case, you’d charge your MacBook or any other USB-C device that requires quite a lot of power to charge at or near its max charging speed.

Powerful Output

This RAVPower portable charger is one of the few power banks on the market that use PD and it has it with its USB-C port and in order to use the Power Delivery, you must use a USB-C to USB-C charging cable with it. The PD on this power bank uses 30W of power which is enough to charge the base MacBook at its max charging speed and it can also charge the higher versions quite quickly too.

Just know that this type of portable charger speed is one of the best on the market and 60W of power is not possible with just any normal power bank.

Along with its PD capable USB-C port, this charger has two USB-A ports that each have a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. That’s a great charging speed as it can charge most standard devices at their max power, however, none of the USB charging ports uses Quick Charge.

Also, just something that’s important to know is that you can only use the PD from this charger when you’re charging the MacBook alone.

Recharge at Power Delivery Speeds

The powerful PD Output charging follows into the input recharging for this portable charger as well because you can use a 30W USB-C wall charger with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to also recharge this power bank at 29W of power.

That can result in a full recharge within just 4-5 hours; for a 26,800mAh power capacity that this charger has, it’s a really fast recharge speed.

Or you can opt to use the Micro-USB input port but that’s going to result in a slow recharging speed. Speaking of the power capacity this charger has, it’s a lot.

That’s because the largest MacBook has a battery capacity of 6,812mAh and so that means this RAVPower portable charger is able to charge it about three times to its full power.

Read Review for RAVPower 26800 USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger

Specs of the RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:    26,800mAh
  • Output:

USB Ports: 5V/2.4A Each

Type C Output: 5V/3A |9V/2A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A

  • Input:

Micro USB Input: DC 5V/2A

Type-C Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.77 x 0.79 x 3.15 inches
  • Weight: 13.3 ounces

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery Portable Charger

Very similar to RAVPower’s PD portable charger is Anker’s PowerCore+ 26800 power bank that also has a 26,800mAh power capacity so it can last you for a few days without a recharge if you’re just charging your MacBook.

The Power Delivery with this power bank works the same and that’s because it has a USB-C charging port that can be used with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable and it also has an output of 30W.

So it’s the same amount of power as the RAVPower charger, and Anker’s portable charger is also recharged through its USB-C port. For the fastest recharging speed it’s best to use the USB-C wall charger method and the best part is that you actually can use a USB-C wall charger with this power bank. That’s because it comes with 30W USB-C wall charger while the above RAVpower one does not.

As a result, you’re able to recharge the PowerCore+ 26800 to its full power within just 4.5 hours.

This power bank also has two USB ports but they each have a charging speed of 5V/3.0A which is just a little faster than the standard 5V/2.4A speed.

We think that this Anker portable charger may very well be a better deal than RAVPower’s portable charger and that’s because it comes with the tools to be able to recharge it at its max charging speed.

There are two more Anker portable chargers that we have to recommend as Anker is one of the few companies that has power banks which have enough power to charge larger USB-C devices such as MacBooks at or near their max power.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W Portable Charger:

  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
  • Output:

Both USB Ports: 5V/3.0A

Type-C: 30W

  • Input: 27W
  • LED Power Indicators: 10 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.8 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds

ZMI 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger and USB HUB

This ZMI Power Delivery portable charger may have a lower power capacity than the first two Power Delivery portable chargers that we mentioned, but it does features that make up for it. This power bank has a 20,000mAh power capacity, so you still have a lot of power to use, but you may get about one less full charge.

There are a total of three output charging ports.

There are two USB-A ports and if you’re charging a single Quick Charge compatible smartphone with one of the USB-A ports, then you can fast charge it.

The USB-C port on this power bank is more powerful than the other Power Delivery portable chargers that we mentioned, and that’s because this charger has a 45W USB-C Power Deliver charging speed.

As a result, you can charge MacBook Pro at a faster charging speed. The power bank can also be recharged at a 45W charging rate if you use a 45W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger.

Perhaps a feature that not many power banks have in general is being a USB HUB, and yet this ZMI power bank is able to be a USB HUB once you connect your laptop to the USB-C port. Once that’s done, you’re able to connect a Mouse or a Flash Drive to either of the USB-A ports.

Read Review for ZMI 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger and USB HUB

Specs of the ZMI 20,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Portable Charger and USB HUB:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 20,000mAh

Output Capacity: 14,800mAh

  • Output:

USB-C: 5-20V MAX 45W (15/3A) or 40W (20V/2A);

USB-A Quick Charge: 5V/2.4A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A

USB-A Standard: 5V/2.4A (18W Max)

Max Output: 45W

  • Input:

USB-C: 5-20V MAX 45W

  • LED Power Indicator: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 14.2 Ounces

Jackery SuperCharge 26,800mAh 45W Power Delivery Power Bank

This Jackery power bank is quite similar to the Anker PowerCore+ charger that we mentioned. However, in a few ways, it can be quite a bit better.

It still has a massive power capacity of 26,800mAh, so you can charge a MacBook to its full power about two times. Then you can still have power left over to charge other devices, or at the same time charge other devices to full power.

The main difference is that this charger makes use of two ports, and the charging power behind the two ports is different.

The USB-C Power Delivery port has a 45W charging speed, and so there’s more charging power for higher-end MacBook models. The other thing is that the USB-A port features Quick Charge.

As a result, you can fast charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones.

This Jackery SuperCharge power bank also comes with a 1-port USB-C Power Delivery wall charger that you can use to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed.

You can also use the wall charger to directly charge your MacBook, as the Power Delivery wall charger also has a 45W charging speed.

Read Review for Jackery SuperCharge 26,800mAh Power Delivery Portable Charger

Specs of the Jackery Titan X 20,800mAh 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 20,800mAh

Output Capacity: 15,400mAh

  • Output:

Quick Charge USB-A Port: 5V–6.5V/3A | 6.5V–9V 2A | 9V–12V/1.5A

USB-C PD Output: 45W

  • Input: 45W
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 8.2 x 4.4 x 2.5 inches
  • Weight: 1.2 Pounds

Zendure A8PD 26,800mAh Power Delivery 30W Power Bank

This Zendure power bank also has a very high power capacity of 26,800mAh, but the main benefit of getting this charger is the number of ports it has.

Most high capacity power banks either have two or three ports, but this Zendure one has a whopping five ports.

Four of the ports are USB-A that each has a 5V/2.4A charging speed. The one other port is, of course, the USB-C Power Delivery port that has a 30W charging speed.

The ability to charge five devices at once with a power bank can be highly useful if you’re nowhere near a stable source of power. Especially with such a high capacity power bank.

You get all this charging power along with a digital power capacity display that makes telling how much power is left, easy.

Read Review for Zendure A8PD 26,800mAh USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank

Specs of the Zendure A8PD 26,800mAh USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 26,800mAh | Output Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5-20V | 30W

Each Standard Port: 5V/2.4A | Max Output of Standard Section: 4.8A

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 30W

  • LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Capacity Display
  • Size: 4.7 x 2.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 1 Pound

Anker PowerCore Elite 20000mAh

The Anker PowerCore Elite portable charger is a strange and a very easy charger to use. That’s because it has 3 USB-A Output charging ports and the total amount of power that it’s able to output are 30W. You can actually use the full 30W of power if you’re charging a MacBook alone with it and you can you can use a USB-A to USB-C charging cable for it too.

Another very powerful part of its charging side is its recharging, and that’s because it has two Micro-USB input ports that you can use at the same time.

Each of the two input ports has a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A and so when you use them at the same time you get a max recharging rate of 4A and that results in this 20,000mAh power bank being able to fully recharge within just 6 hours.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore II

Specs of the Anker 2nd PowerCore 20000:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,000mAh            Real Capacity: 17,000mAh
  • Output:   Per Port: 5V/3.0A       Max Output: 6 Amps
  • Input:      Both Micro-USB Input Ports: 5V/2.0A       Max Input: 4 Amps
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 12.3 Ounces

Anker PowerCore+ 20100mAh USB-C Power Bank

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The last portable charger that we want to recommend from Anker is their PowerCore+ 20100 portable charger.

To charge your MacBook with this charger you have to use the USB-C port and it can output a charging speed of 5V/3.0A and even though that’s about 15W of power, it’s still able to charge a USB-C compatible MacBook or other devices such as the Nintendo Switch too.

There are two other Output ports on this portable charger which are its USB-A ports that each have a charging speed of 5V/3.0A. The max output of this portable charger is 6A, so you can use the max power of the USB-C port while you’re using the max power of one of the USB-A ports at the same time.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 20100 with USB-C

Specs of the PowerCore+ 20100 with USB-C:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,100mAh            Real Capacity: 16,080mAh
  • Output:   Both USB Port: 5V/2.4A   USB-C: 3A
  • Input: 5V/2.4A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 8 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 7.2 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 2 Pounds

iMuto 30,000mAh Portable Charger with USB-C and Quick Charge

This final portable charger that’s best to use with your MacBook is in this guide because of its innovation as it has many parts that make it so useful; not only for charging a MacBook but also great for charging other devices too.

It has 3 Output ports. There are two USB-A charging ports with one port using Quick Charge to charge Quick Charge compatible smartphone and tablets at their max charging speed.

The other USB-A port has a charging rate of 5V/2.4A to charge most standard devices at their max power.

Then there’s the USB-C port that has an Output charging speed of 5V/3.0A (which is 15W of power) so it does supply enough power to charge your MacBook, but not at its max charging speed.

Recharging this iMuto 30,000mAh power bank is also a great experience as there are two ways to recharge but you can only use one at a time. The first way is to recharge it using the USB-C port that can also be used as an input port and can recharge the power bank at a speed of 5V/3.0A.

The Micro-USB input port is the better option for recharging this power bank though, and that’s because it uses Quick Charge 3.0, so when you use a Quick Charge USB wall charger, you’re able to recharge this power bank faster.

The power capacity of this iMuto portable charger is one of the main reasons that we chose this as a great charger for the MacBook as it has a 30,000mAh power capacity and it’s also capable of charging a MacBook. Therefore, you’re able to charge your MacBook to its max power about 4 times.

Read Review for iMuto Portable Charger X6 Pro 30,000mAh Power Bank

Specs of the iMuto Portable Charger X6 Pro 30,000mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised:30,000mAh            Real Capacity: 22,200mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge USB Port: 5-6V/3A | 6-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

Standard USB Port: 5V/2.4A

Type-C Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

Type-C Input: 5V/3.0A

Micro-USB Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: LCD Power Capacity Display
  • Size: 6.7 x 3.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 Pounds

USB Wall Chargers for the MacBook

You can find powerful charging for your MacBook or for any other USB-C compatible device when it comes to USB wall chargers. As there’s no power capacity to worry about and so there are more abilities for output power.

These USB-C wall chargers are great for having a replacement charger if you’ve lost your original USB-C wall charger or have broken it as these ones are quite powerful and all of them feature Power Delivery.

Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C Port

The first USB-C wall charger is a very simple one from Anker, it’s called the PowerPort Speed 1 and it has a single USB-C port that is able to output 30W of power.

This is enough power to charge the MacBook at its max power and even though it doesn’t offer max power for the MacBook Pro models it’s still able to charge to charge them quite quickly.

Either way, it’s great to have a USB-C wall charger as portable as this one because it has a retractable AC adapter that makes portability easier.

Other USB-C wall chargers that are very similar to Anker’s PowerPort Speed 1 is also iClever’s Type-C wall charger that has a single port too that is also able to output 30W of power.

That said, there are more powerful and innovative solutions when it comes to using a single USB-C charging port, such as Aukey’s USB-C Power Delivery wall charger. In its base form, their wall charger has a single USB-C port that can output 30W of power.

The wall charger also has an attachment with 2 USB charging ports and the max output of the attachment is 3A with each of the ports having a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. As a result of having the USB port attachment, you can also charge your USB devices with it too.

Then the final single port USB-C wall charger that we have to recommend is Inateck’s 45W USB-C wall charger that also has Power Delivery. It might not have enough power to charge the higher tier MacBook models at their max power but it’s still able to supply max power to the base MacBook and it’s also able to charge higher level MacBooks faster than the regular 30W Power Delivery wall chargers.

Notice:

Anker also has a new 1-port 60W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C:

  • Output: 30W
  • Input: 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces

Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger

Going into the multi-port USB wall charger range that also offers a USB-C port with Power Delivery, you’re going to notice that there are actually very few options. One of the best Power Delivery options that have multiple USB charging ports is Anker’s PowerPort+ 5 USB-C port.

It has a single USB-C port that can supply 30W of power. In addition to its PD charging port, it also has 4 standard USB charging ports that each have a speed of 5V/2.4A that can charge most other devices at their max power.

None of the USB ports feature Quick Charge, so it’s important to know if you do own a Quick Charge compatible device.

Read Review for Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5-9V/3.0A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A

Each USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A | Max Output of USB-A Section: 6A

  • Input: 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Indicator
  • Size:  4 x 3.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 Ounces

Satechi 60W USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charger with Quick Charge

Even if you’re a MacBook user, it doesn’t mean that we think that you only own an iPhone, although that might be the case with most people.

That said, we like to think that some people might have chosen to get a MacBook and still have an Android device. It’s one of the reasons that we’re recommending this Satechi charger.

What makes this Satechi charger so good? Well, first is that the USB-C Power Delivery port is very powerful with its 60W charging output.

The other thing is that there are three USB-A ports, with one featuring Quick Charge and the other two have a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A.

So you can fast charge a Quick Charge compatible Andriod smartphone with this desktop charger. At the same time, you can charge MacBook at or near its max charging speed.

Read Review for Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

Specs of the Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:

Quick Charge Output Capacity: 5,900mAh

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V – 20V/3.0A (60W)

Quick Charge USB Port: 3.6-6V/3.0 | 6-9V/2.0A | 9-12V/1.5A

Standard Port: 5V/2.4A

  • Input:

Micro-USB or USB input Port: 100-240V AC input

  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Light
  • Size: 4 x 2.6 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 13.1 Ounces

Anker PowerPort II USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger

One of the latest wall chargers from Anker, this is their highly simplistic yet powerful PowerPort II Power Delivery wall charger. The charger has just two ports, with one being a 30W USB-C Power Delivery wall charger, and the other one is a USB-A port that features Anker’s PoweriQ 2.0 tech.

The PoweriQ 2.0 port is capable of outputting 18W of charging power and that’s basically another way of saying that it’s capable of fast charging Quick Charge compatible smartphones.

You’re able to use the max power of the Power Delivery port and the USB-A port at the same time as the max output of this wall charger is 49.5W.

The best part is that you’re able to get this powerful charging in a compact form factor as this wall charger uses a retractable AC adapter.

Read Review for Anker PowerPort II USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerPort II USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W

USB-C Port: 19.5W

  • Input: 100-240V AC
  • LED Power Indicator: 1 Blue LED Power Indicator
  • Size: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 6.4 Ounces

Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

This Aukey Power Delivery charging station is quite powerful. It uses a single USB-C Power Delivery port and it has two USB- ports. The Power Delivery charging speed of the USB-C port is 60W, so you get a lot of charging power to charge a MacBook at its max charging speed and a MacBook Pro can charge near its max speed.

Two USB-A ports on this charger share a 12W output.

The max power output of this charging station is 72W, so there’s 60W reserved for the USB-C port and 12W for the two USB-A ports, as you’re able to use the USB-C Power Delivery port at its max power even while you’re charging another two devices with the USB-A ports.

Read Review for 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

Specs of the Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:

  • Output:

USB-C Port Power Delivery: (PDO) 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V 3A | 20V 3A (PPS) 3V–21V/3A

USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A | Max Output: 12W

Max Output: 72W

  • Input: 100V-240V/AC
  • LED Power Indicator: None
  • Size: 4 x 3 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 7.6 Ounces

Car Chargers for the MacBook

You might think it’s strange to charge your MacBook while you’re driving but it can actually be very helpful. That’s because you might be commuting to school, work or somewhere that you have to use your laptop. If you were using it previously and it needs recharging, it can be done while you’re driving with a car charger.

The great thing is that there are actually quite a few car chargers on the market that are able to charge MacBooks. Some of them even have Power Delivery.

Aukey 2-Port Car Charger with USB-C Power Delivery

This Aukey car charger is one of the best options when it does come to charging your MacBook in your car and that’s because it has a USB-C port that features Power Delivery.

As a result, you’re able to use 30W from while you’re driving. In addition to the USB-C port, this car charger also has a USB-A port that has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A.

Read Review for Aukey 27W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

Specs of the Aukey USB-C Car Charger with Power Delivery:

  • Output:

USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.5A | 12V/2.0A

  • Input: 12-24V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 1.26 x 1.26 x 2.39 inches
  • Weight: 0.9 ounces

RAVPower 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

This Power Delivery car charger comes from a well-known brand on the market and one that we think to be on par with, Anker. This is RAVPower’s 45W USB-C Power Delivery car charger. That’s right, the USB-C Power Delivery on this charger has a 45W charging speed.

Quite powerful for a car charger.

The USB-A port on this car charger has a 5V/2.4A (12W) charging speed, and the max output of the car charger is 57W, so you can use the max power of the two ports at the same time.

Read Review for RAVPower 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

 

Specs of the RAVPower 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 45W

USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)

Max Output: 57W

  • Input: 100V-240V/AC
  • LED Power Indicator: Small White LED Light
  • Size: 1.8 x 1.2 x 2.7 inches
  • Weight: 1.2 Ounces

Anker PowerDrive II Power Delivery Car Charger

Anker also has their own Power Delivery car charger, and this one is quite new to the market. The USB-C port on his car charger has a 30W charging speed, and the USB-A port features PoweriQ 2.0 so it has an 18W charging output.

The PoweriQ 2.0 port basically features Quick Charge 3.0 so you can charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones at their max charging speed. Overall, the car charger has a great build quality that you can expect from Anker as a whole.

Read Review for Anker PowerDrive II Power Delivery Car Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerDrive II Power Delivery Car Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W

USB-A Port: 18W

  • Input: DC 12-24V
  • LED Power Indicator: Circular Blue LED Light
  • Size: 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 Ounces

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