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Apple Macbook Laptop Car Chargers (12V Socket): GISSARAL AM2 90W

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Apple Macbook
Laptop Car Chargers

90/110W Laptop Car Charger

Cigarette Lighter/ Convenience Outlet 12V Socket
Laptop Charger Port PLUS 2 x USB slots

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First things first… is this the right charger specification you are looking for?
Which Laptops this charger can charge

The GISSARAL GISCCA-AM2 110W Laptop Car Charger is designed for charging the 2012 to 2015 Retina MacBook Pro MacBook Air and MacBook range of laptops using the MagSafe 2 Connector (image below).

Charger ports are designed to support:

Laptop Charger outlet with MagSafe2 connector compatibility overview:

  • Mid-2012 to 2015 MacBook Pro 13 inch (A1425, A1502)*
  • Early-2013 to Mid-2015 15 inch Macbook Pro (non-Retina and Retina)*

* SEE “Full model number listing” below to see all models this charger is designed for.

Dual USB Ports Charger for:

There are two USB ports able to supply 4 amps between the two (i.e. max 2 amps via each USB port):

  • Apple Devices
  • New MacBook 12 Retina A1534 (5V 3A USB to Type C only)
  • iPad Mini (All)
  • iPad Air (All)
  • iPad (All)
  • iPhone (All).
  • USB C devices.
  • Android Devices
  • ChromeBook
  • Pixel Nexus
  • Android smartphones
  • Android tablets
  • USB C devices.

Overview of review/test parameters:

I have conducted extensive testing of this laptop charger, amongst several in-car charger devices for laptops and USB devices, in multiple vehicle 12 volt cigarette socket outlets, including car and van cigarette lighter 12 volt sockets and ‘convenience’ 12 volt sockets elsewhere within the vehicle.

I have tested them with power supplied by the vehicle’s main battery, by alternator*, and same specification sockets in a motorhome/caravan, in this case powered by leisure battery with and without solar.

Apple Laptop Models tested: Macbook Air 13 inch, Mid 2012, which usually uses a mains power 45W charger; Macbook Pro 15 inch Retina, Mid 2014, which usually uses a mains power 85W charger.


*NOTE – i.e. alternator power refers to power generated when engine is running and its generator (alternator) is delivering approximately 14 volts to charge the car/van battery and to provide power at a regulated voltage to cigarette lighter ‘convenience’ 12 volt sockets within the vehicle).

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Overview of Product:

I have found this device to work really well (I say that because others I have tested other model devices of varying qualities (see here charger 1, charger 2 link). Some other model devices have either not worked at all (i.e. faulty on arrival), not worked well to power certain laptops which demand more power due to higher specs and/or software used, or worked for a week or two and then stopped working completely.

The GISSARAL GISCCA-AM2 is both reliable and sturdy. It has a nice design and actually looks quite an expensive and quality product, as you will see from the photos. It fits securely in the socket receptacle (not loose like some that can then loose the connection) and because of its shape and weight, neither ‘dangles’ nor ‘wiggles’ by hand when in place**. It  does it fall out, even in an upside down, ceiling mounted motorhome socket receptacle!

** NOTE – a secure fit in the receptacle is imperative. Laptops take a lot more power than devices like smart phones and the electrical connection to the contact points are essential for delivering that power and to prevent overheating.

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  • Sturdy, solid build
  • Secure fitting in 12 volt receptacle
  • Nice design with ‘brushed aluminium’ surround
  • Wide variety of laptops (see full model and type listings below)
  • 18 month Warranty

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  • Highest in price bracket
    (though at prices from £36 is hardly only £15-£20 ($20 to $25 more expensive)
  • Slightly heavier than other models

18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.


£36.99 with FREE Delivery in the UK on THIS link…


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Typically other models offering similar specifications and laptop range charged, ONLY offered 3 Month warranty.

NOTE: The model number of your Laptop is printed in very small lettering, on the underneath of the outer casing.  

MacBook Air 11 inch or 13 inch(All Version) Magsafe 2 Retina or Magsafe:

A1465 A1466: MJVM2LL/A MJVP2LL/A MJVE2LL/A MJVG2LL/A MD760LL/B or MD761LL/B MD760LL/A or MD761LL/A MD231LL/A or MD232LL/A MD711LL/B or MD712LL/B MD711LL/A or MD712LL/A MD223LL/A or MD224LL/A A1369 A1370: MC965LL/A or MC966LL/A MC503LL/A or MC504LL/A MC968LL/A or MC969LL/A MC505LL/A or MC506LL/A A1237 A1304:MC233LL/A MC234LL/A MB543LL/A MB940LL/A: MB003LL/A or Z0FS

MacBook Pro 13 inch, 15 inch or 17 inch (All Versions that use Magsafe or Magsafe 2 Including Retina:

A1502 A1398 A1425: MJLQ2*/A or MJLT2*/A MF839*/A or MF840*/A or MF841*/A MGX72*/A or MGX82*/A or MGX92*/A, MGXA2*/A or MGXC2*/A ME293*/A or ME294*/A ME864*/A, ME865*/A or ME866*/A ME664*/A, ME665*/A or ME698*/A ME662*/A, ME663*/A or ME697*/A MC975*/A or MC976*/A MD212*/A or MD213*/A MC975*/A or MC976*/A

A1278 A1286 A1297: MD103 or MD104 MD101 or MD102 MD311 MD318 or MD322 MD313 or MD314 MC725 MC721 or MC723 MC700 or MC724 MC024 MC371 MC372 or MC373 MC374 or MC375 MC226 MC118 MB985 MB986 or MC226 MB990 or MB991 MacBook 13 inch A1342 A1278 A1181 MC516 MC207 MC240 MB881 MB466 or MB467 MB402*/B MB402 MB403 or MB404 MB061*/B MB062*/B or MB063*/B MB061 MB062 or MB063 MA699 MA700 or MA701 MA254 MA255 or MA472 MA541LLA-B or MA566LL/A

Technical Specifications of the GISSARAL GISCCA-AM2 110W Laptop Car Charger

DC Type: C

Quality & Safety
  • DC Port output 90W (Max 20V 4.5A)
  • Dual USB Ports output 20W (Max 5V 4A)
Size & Weight:
  • Ultra Small size: 3.0 × 1.8 × 1 (Inch)
5 (Oz).
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 2.5 x 4.6 cm ; 141 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
  • Charging Technology:

    Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 4.5 amps with the DC Port and up to 3 amps per USB port or 4.0 amps through two ports.

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