16-Inch M3 MacBook Pro Can Fast Charge Over USB-C With 240W Cable

Apple's latest 16-inch M3 MacBook Pro models are able to fast charge at 140W over USB-C with a 240W USB-C cable, according to a support document that was updated today.

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2021 and 2022 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M-series chips are limited to faster 140W charging with the USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable that Apple provides due to USB-C limitations, with the USB-C ports offering only up to 100W.

The 2023 16-inch MacBook Pro can charge at the full 140W through ‌MagSafe‌ or through a USB-C port when a 140W+ power adapter is paired with a 240W cable, such as the 240W USB-C cable that Apple began selling in September.

This update is only applicable to 16-inch models as 14-inch models can fast charge with a 96W charger, which USB-C ports were already able to provide for older machines.

The option to fast charge a 16-inch M3 MacBook Pro at 140W over USB-C gives MacBook Pro owners more options when it comes to charging, though it is worth noting that the 240W cables are limited to USB 2.0 data transfer speeds.

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Top Rated Comments

ProfessionalFan Avatar
9 months ago

why cant the M1 Max 16" fast change with the usb c cable, is the m3 MacBook got a better thunderbolt port?
due to USB-C limitations, with the USB-C ports offering only up to 100W. - from the story
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
9 months ago

Why is this news. It would be news if it could charge at 240W.
Seems like news to me.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
9 months ago
Thats not a power cable.. thats a heating coil... plug it in and put a wok on it.. cooks faster than iPhone 15 Pro.

Boils water scarily fast!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roger6106 Avatar
9 months ago

so why is the new 16" m3 able to fast change if the port is the same? what makes that usb c port able to do it
At the time those were released, USBC only allowed 100 watt charging. The standards have been updated to allow higher power charging, so Apple added support for the new standards in the new hardware.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seek3r Avatar
9 months ago

Why is this news. It would be news if it could charge at 240W.
Because in the announcement apple said it could only fast charge with magsafe, now they’re clarifying
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eropko Avatar
9 months ago
I foresee more screenshots with 80% battery capacity after 80 cycles.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)