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These are the best replacement chargers for MacBook Air

These are the best replacement chargers for MacBook Air

The MacBook Air is one of the most popular laptops in the world. It may no longer be the lightest laptop around, but especially since it was refreshed with the Apple M1 chipset in 2020, it’s one of the most powerful ultrabooks out there, and it’s certainly one of Apple’s best Macs. In general,Apple products are very popular among students, and the latest MacBook Air is too, but that can also mean they’re subject to some unfortunate events. Whether you lost your original MacBook Air charger or somehow damaged it, you may find yourself in need of a replacement.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up some of the best replacement chargers you can get for the MacBook Air, whether you’re rocking one of the latest models or an older one. Thhe most recent versions of the MacBook Air are powered by USB Type-C chargers, but older models use the MagSafe 2 charger. Even older ones might still use the original MagSafe design, but for something that old, you might just want to consider buying a new laptop instead. With that being said, here are some of the best chargers you can get for your MacBook Air.


    Just like the original

    This is the official 30W USB-C charger replacement from Apple for the all MacBook Air models launched since 2018, including the models with the Apple M1 chipset.

    Extra small

    Want to save space in your bag while traveling? The Anker Nano II is an ultra-compact gallium nitride-based charger that delivers all the 30W of power your MacBook Air needs, but comes in a much smaller package.

    Two ports

    For when you need to charge more than your laptop, this Spigen charger comes with two USB Type-C ports for a total of 40W. It won't charge as fast if you plug in two devices, but it'll still work.

    The cheap alternative

    If you want a new charger for as low of a price as possible, the Amazon Basics 30W charger does the job, and it's the cheapest option on this list. It's still fairly compact, too, and comes in two colors.

    Charge more than your laptop

    If you want to charge multiple devices at the same time, this Baseus charger has three ports, including a USB Type-A output for compatibility with more devices. With 65W of power, it can easily charge your laptop, phone, and tablet.

    Take your charger anywhere

    Need to charge on the road? This wall charger and power bank bundle delivers enough power keep your MacBook Air up and running even if you're away from an outlet.

    The only charger you need

    Say you're travelling and taking a binch of devices with you. Do you want to take all your power adapters? This Hyphen-X charger has a total of four ports to charge your laptop, tablet, phone, or whatever else you need.

    Official MagSafe 2 charger

    Still rocking a MagSafe 2-based MacBook Air? No worries, you can still get the original 45W MagSafe 2 charger straight from Apple, and it'll keep your laptop charged up without a hitch.

    Cheap MagSafe 2 charger

    Don't want to invest in the official Apple charger for your old MacBook? This unofficial charger delivers the same power at a much lower price, and it uses the MagSafe connector, too.

And that’s it! Whether you’re using the latest MacBook Air models or an older one, losing or breaking your charger doesn’t ahve to be the end of the world. You can get official replacements straight from Apple, or get cheaper alternatives if those are too steep for you. If you want the simplest solution, you can even get something like the Hyphen-X 100W charger so you can easily keep all your devices without taking up a bunch of outlets on your wall.

Because USB Type-C is such a common standard, some of these chargers will also work on other devices. Many of the best laptops available today also support USB Type-C charging, so buying a powerful charger is a good way to be ready in case you ever switch laptops. If you don’t currently have a MacBook Air or you’re looking to upgrade, you can buy the latest model below, or check out the new MacBook Pro 2021 models if you need more power.

    The latest MacBook Air is a lightweight and powerful laptop thanks to the capabilities of the Apple M1 chip.

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João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Editor at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

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