Fast charging of the new MacBook Pro 2021 has limitations

At the October 18 presentation, Apple said that you have the opportunity to take advantage of fast charging on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021. This charge allows you to power the device in 30 minutes up to 50%, which is a good indicator considering the battery capacity of the new Mac.

The new USB-C charging standard allows for the first time ever to exceed 100W of power. But there is one caveat: there are no cables yet that would support this standard.

USB-C Power Delivery technology allows you to get a current charge of up to 100W. The new MacBook Pro 2021 uses the next-generation USB PD 3.1 Extended Power Range (EPR) standard and delivers up to 28V at 5A. This delivers up to 240W of current.

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There are currently no compatible USB-C PD 3.1 EPR cables in nature. And it will take some time for manufacturers to be able to develop them and get the technology certified/accessed.

Therefore, for now, fast charging will only be available with MagSafe 3 when using a proprietary 140W power adapter.

We hope manufacturers will react quickly and add a new standard to their accessories. In the meantime, you’ll have to use MagSafe 3.

A source: 9to5mac

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