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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

Specs of the Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C:

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

Anker PowerPort+ 5 USB-C

Going into the muli-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.

Specs of the Anker PowerPort+ 5 USB-C:

  • Output:   Per PoweriQ Port: 5V/2.4A | USB-C Power Delivery: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A
  • Input:
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.0 x 4.0 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 7.5 ounces

ZeroLemon USB-C Wall Charger with 2 USB Ports

The wall charger that we have to recommend is ZeroLemon’s wall charger that uses a Power Delivery USB-C port and it also has two USB-A ports. The USB-C Power Delivery port is able to output 45W of power and it has also had two USB-A port that has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A. The total output of this wall charger is 60W, so you’re able to use the max power of the USB-C port and a single USB-A port at the same time. As a result, you can charge your MacBook and an iPhone, which is what makes this ZeroLemon wall charger a powerful product.

Specs of the ZeroLemon 60W 3-Ports USB C PD Wall Charger:

  • Output:

Each USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

USB-C Output Speed:

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

Power Delivery Speeds: 5V/3A | 9V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/3.0A

  • Input:
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 2.60 × 1.18 × 2.60 inches
  • Weight: 5.8 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.

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

Trianium 2-Port Car Charger with USB-C PD and Quick Charge 3.0

This Trianium car charger is one of the best on the market and that’s because it has USB-C port hat can give 45W of power, quite a lot higher than just your regular PD car charger. The other part is that this car charger also uses a single USB-A port that uses Quick Charge 3.0 to charge Quick Charge compatible devices at their max charging speed and it can also charge standard devices too. There’s lots of power with both of the ports.

Specs of the Trianium Car Charger with Quick Charge and USB-C PD:

  • Output:

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

USB-C Port: 5V/3A | 12V/3A | 14.5V/3A | 20V/2.25A

  • Input: 12-24V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.9 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 1.6 Ounces

Milool Car Charger with PD

The final Power Delivery car charger that we have to recommend is very similar to the Trianium car charger above this one and that’s because this Milool car charger also has a USB-C PD port and it also has a Quick Charge USB-A port. That said, the USB-C port with this car charger is able to output 30W of power to your MacBook, and you can still charge your Quick Charge compatible devices at the same time too.

Specs of the Milool Car Charger with Power Delivery:

  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 3.6-6.5V/3.0A | 6.5-9V/2.0A | 9-12V/1.5A

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A

  • Input: 12-24V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 3.3 x 1.7 x 1.02 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 Ounces

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