December 9, 2021

Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro’s 140-watt USB-C charger is even more powerful

Apple MacBook Pro

Illustrated by Stephen Schongland / CNET

Apple is proud of its performance New MacBook Pro Laptops were introduced Monday, but Apple’s most powerful laptop charger, a beef 140 watt brick, was needed to be the biggest of the new laptops.

Apple’s previous 16 – inch MacBook Pro uses this Intel processors Apple is out of its Mac family, Came with a 96 watt charger. The 140-watt charger, which is shipped only with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, can supply the laptop’s USB-C ports or its power Resurrected Mac Safe Charging Port Depending on which cable you connect to the charger’s USB-C port.

“Mac Safe 3 has a new design that supports more power on the system,” said Shruti Haldia, Mac Product Line Manager at the launch event. The high power charging also works on the laptop’s USB-C ports, thanks to a new standard this year Increases USB charging power to 240 watts.

It is important to support the new USB-C standard for anyone who wants to use the Apple Charger on other devices or third-party chargers on Apple’s new MacBook Pro.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro has the same 100-watt-hour battery size as its predecessor, but it incorporates faster charging technology so customers can pay more power with a quick trip to the charger. The 14-inch MacBook Pro is available in configurations with smaller 67-watt and 96-watt chargers, and has a 70-watt battery, which is 20% larger than the Intel-based model.

The high-power charger did not surprise Benson Leung, a Google engineer working on USB-C technology. Tracking early issues. “Apple has been instrumental in proposing new voltage levels for USB crews, so they plan to release the first process.” Said in a Reddit post on Monday.

The rapid support for the new high-powered USB is in line with Apple and Google’s earlier adoption of USB-C in 2016. Both companies were able to quickly support the new technology They helped set the standards, Leung added.

Apple’s new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops are powered by it M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. Its MacBook Pro launch event, Apple announced its Airboats3 More colorful Home Pot Mini Smart speakers.

By expanding from data transfer duties to charging, it has increased its influence on USB technology, first through phones and other small devices and more recently with laptops. This is a boon for consumers who can use the same charging devices to top-up batteries on laptops, headphones, tablets, phones, game consoles and other products.

One area that did not reach USB was high-end laptops for gaming, which were able to provide a maximum of 100-watt USB. To address this, the USB Implementers Forum Standards Group Extended USB charging with many new levels 240 watt charging levels this year.

Power delivery of USB-IF manages standard power levels, so a high-power charger will not damage a low-power device.

Apple sells its 140W charger separately for $ 99 But there are no charging cables with it.