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Should I get a lower wattage power adapter to charge my new 16” MacBook Pro?

Hi,

 

I’m currently waiting on my new 16” MacBook Pro with the M1 Max chip arriving. I’m slightly concerned that the supplied 140W charger will degrade the battery faster and with intense workflows likely draining the battery within a few hours I would need to charge the MacBook more often.

 

Does anyone have any input on if it’s worth going and buying either an Apple (or alternative brand) lower wattage power adapter to charge the laptop? Usually I’d just run with what’s in the box but I plan on keeping this laptop for as long as physically possible so I’d like to keep the battery in good health for as long as possible.

 

I was thinking maybe the 96W Apple power adapter or maybe even the 67W version (if that would charge the 16” model). Thoughts?

 

thanks in advance

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Apple already has a system in place to reduce battery degradation (every once in a while it wont charge past %85 on my M1 MBA,it waits for awhile then charges), I personally wouldnt bother BUT if you want peace of mind go ahead.

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Don't overthink. Use the Charger that's included, nothing will happen.

All modern electronics manage how the battery is charged.

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