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These are the best replacement chargers for MacBook Air: Apple, Baseus, Anker, and more

These are the best replacement chargers for MacBook Air: Apple, Baseus, Anker, and more

The MacBook Air has been Apple’s most popular, and currently the most affordable, notebook featuring a slim, lightweight design. Apple launched the first MacBook Air back in 2009 and introduced an 11 inch variant the following year. While the smaller version hasn’t seen a refresh since 2015, the 13 inch model received a design change in 2018. Like the MacBook Pro series refresh, Apple introduced its sharper Retina display and moved to a Thunderbolt-only design. While Apple introduced a MacBook Air only last year with its custom-made M1 chipset, there are rumors the next update is expected to bring color options to the range, just like the new 2021 24-inch iMac.

Whether you bought one years ago or got your hands on the latest 2020 model with the M1 Silicon chipset, we’re not going to judge you for losing or breaking your charger. In fact, we’ve got your back! Here are some of the best replacement chargers for your MacBook Air.

    Apple 30W USB-C Power Adapter

    Original replacement

    This is the official 30W USB-C charger replacement from Apple for the all MacBook Air models launched in and after 2018 including the current-gen model with M1 chipset.
    Apple 45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter

    Original MagSafe charger replacement

    The official 45W MagSafe-based charger replacement from Apple for all the MacBook Air models launched prior to the 2018 model.
    Amazon Basics 30W One-Port GaN USB-C Wall Charger

    Affordable USB-C charger

    Amazon sells its own 30W USB-C charger that should charge your MacBook Air just as well as the original charger. It's GaN-based which means it produces less heat and can be used to charge other devices including smartphones as well.
    Spigen 40W Dual USB C Wall Charger

    Dual USB-C port charger

    Spigen's dual-port USB-C charger offers a total of 40W charging speeds. Thus using a single port, you can charge a MacBook Air at full 30W speeds. Using both ports, the speeds are limited to 20W each.
    Anker Nano II 30W charger

    Super-compact

    The Anker Nano II is a highly compact charger that supports 30W charging, which means it can juice up the MacBook Air with no issues. It's said to be up to 59% smaller than Apple's 30W charger reducing the overall bulk of your notebook.
    Tecknet 65W GaN charger

    All-purpose charger

    An all-purpose charger that can be used for charging all sorts of devices including the MacBook Air. It features two USB-C ports and a standard USB-A port with support for up to 65W charging, which means you can charge multiple devices at the same time.
    Baseus 65W GaN charger

    Top recommendation

    A compact 65W charger that allows you to charge multiple devices, including the MacBook Air. At the same time it's fairly compact making it is easy to carry around.
    icalla 45W MagSafe Charger

    Compact MagSafe Charger

    This is a great third-party MagSafe based charger for the MacBook Air. According to the company it supports all MacBook Air models launched between 2012 and 2017.

We would advise you to go for the official chargers because they’re generally less likely to fail. However, there are some reliable third-party options to choose from, which also cost fairly lower Apple’s asking price. The 65W GaN charger from Baseus is quite interesting as it can charge a wide range of devices yet maintaining a fairly compact design.

If you’re planning to invest in a brand new Mac, take a look at our recommendation of the best ones you should buy this year. We also have a list of some of the best Apple products for students that should help you, especially during back-to-school season. Not an Apple person and only trust Windows? Here’s a list of the best laptops to buy in 2021.

    Apple MacBook Air
    The 2020 Apple MacBook Air is powered by the company's new ARM-based M1 silicon chip.

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Kunal Khullar

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