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ElecJet Anywatt MagSafe to USB-C 45W PD Adapter For Apple Devices

Friday, April 20, 2018

A nifty way to bring back MagSafe charging to a USB-C MacBook Pro is with a USB-C MagSafe adapter solution called Anywatt by ElecJet.
Anywatt lets you to use an old MagSafe charger with a new MacBook and it's not just Macbooks you can use Anywatt with. If you own an Apple Thunderbolt Display you'll be able to provide power over its Thunderbolt connection by connecting the Thunderbolt Display MagSafe power connector into the Anywatt, allowing you power the USB C models of the 2015 MacBook and 2016 MacBook Pro and later.
The Anywatt can provide up to 45 watts of power which means charging a USB C 12-inch MacBook is faster than using the Apple 29W USB C power adapter. Anywatt is compatible also with the new Apple MagSafe 85W MacBook Pro (15-inch/17-inch) MagSafe and 60W 13-inch MacBook Pro but not the first generation 45W MacBook Air MagSafe.
15-inch MacBook Pro (87W) and 13-inch MacBook Pro (61W) 
The Anywatt adapter also works with a variety of USB C PD chargers thanks to Anywatt's smart chip integration which automatically regulates the voltage (from 5V to 20V) and current (from 2.25A to 3A) so Anywatt is able to power USB C devices of different power ratings such as the Nintendo Switch, Samsung S8 and Huawei notebook.
The powering method of the Anywatt MagSafe adapter has a two-step procedure that consists of firstly connecting the MagSafe connector to the Anywatt adapter, and then inserting the USB C end into the device.
This two-step procedure is necessary so the smart chip built-in to the Anywatt can first determine the voltage/current of the power source and later determine the voltage/current of the USB C device.
The Anywatt USB-C MagSafe adapter supports Apple's Thunderbolt Display and Cinema Display which are pretty much the same display monitor aside from the Thunderbolt display having extra ports, including an Ethernet port, a FireWire 800 legacy port and an extra Thunderbolt port.
Both monitors feature three USB 2.0 ports on the back though the Thunderbolt monitor works via Thunderbolt connection, while the Cinema Display monitor connects via MagSafe, USB and Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP), which is a mini version of the DisplayPort used by all Apple computers, including the 27-inch Cinema display monitor with LED backlighting.

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