October 19, 2021, Apple released the 2021 Macbook Pro, which uses the M1 PRO / M1 MAX chip, is equipped with interfaces such as Thunderbolt, HDMI, 3.5mm headset, and magnetic charging has also returned.
Apple has divided three specifications for the charging configuration of the Macbook Pro 2021.
- The 16-inch model--equipped with PD3.1 140W USB-C charger
- The 14-inch high-profile model--equipped with a 96W USB-C charger
- The 14-inch low-profile model-- equipped with a 67W USB-C charger
The 2019 Macbook Pro 16 is equipped with a 96WPD charger, model A2166, and the 2021 Macbook Pro 16 is equipped with a 140WPD3.1 charger. What is the difference between Apple's new 140W charger and 96W?
- 140W Charger
input: 100-240V~50/60Hz 2.0A
output: 5.2V3A, 9V3A, 15V5A, 20.5V5A, 28V5A
- 96W Charger
input: 100-240V~50/60Hz 1.5A
output: 5.2V3A, 9V3A, 15V3A, 20.5V4.7
- 140W Charger（A2452）
Power Density: 0.67W/cm³
- 96W Charger（A2166）
Size: 80.0 x 80.0 x 28.6mm
Power density: 0.52W/cm³
Comparing the 140W charger and the 96W charger, the 140W charger has higher output power, higher density, and reduced weight.
Does the Wattage of the MacBook Pro Charger Matter?
Choose the correct power adapter for your laptop. This way you can quickly and safely charge your laptop
You can use a higher-power power adapter, but you cannot use a lower-power power adapter without potential operating problems.
Why do I Need a 140W Charger?
The GaN USB-C 140W charger is a new type of charger with huge power. It supports Power Delivery (PD) 3.1. It is one of the first such adapters. In the past, some USB-C laptop fast chargers USB-C The upper limit of the power transmission specification is 100W.
The performance of the two chargers is basically the same when charging PD2.0 and PD3.0 devices, and both have an output close to 100W. 140W needs to be equipped with PD3.1 new version devices and accessories to achieve full performance.