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87W USB-C Power Adapter

by Apple

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Supported Interfaces:

12W (5V@2.4A) Out
27W (9V@3A) Out
USB PD 2.0

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How the GoPro HERO5 Black Gets Charged by the Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter over USB Power Delivery

With a recent review showing a USB Power Delivery based Apple charger being well received by the GoPro HERO5 Black, we will now see if it also works with the Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter.

The Granite River Labs USB Power Delivery test software indicates that the Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter declares a power profile of 12 watts (5 volts @ 2.4 amps), 27 watts (9 volts @ 3 amps), and 86 watts (20 volts @ 4.3 amps).  

The GoPro HERO5 Black then requests 8.25 watts (5 volts @ 1.65 amps) which is then provided by the Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter.

The oscilloscope confirms the GoPro HERO5 Black draws around 5.2 volts @ .8 amps from the Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter when well charged.

It's great that the GoPro HERO5 Black that doesn't come with its own charger can be charged by non-GoPro USB Power Delivery chargers like the Apple 87W USB-C Power Adapter.

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