Anker 40W 5-port usb charger is able to charge the Retina macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lostboyz, May 9, 2015.

  1. lostboyz macrumors member

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    Is the anker 40w 5port charger is able to charge the retina macbook using usb a to usb c cable?
     
  2. rahulr macrumors regular

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    I just ordered it off amazon today so I'll let you know tomorrow. But I've been using an anker 6500 battery pack and it will charge the laptop if I'm not using it but if I am it will maintain charge. Same thing with a wall USB outlet.

    I actually am really liking the upside of USB C right now
     
  3. lostboyz thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thanks!
     
  4. palmwangja macrumors regular

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    most of 2A chargers will do even though it will be slow.
     
  5. rahulr macrumors regular

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    Got it today, works the same as a 5w charger. Charges slow when using the machine in a light way, doesn't charge under load and charges about .5% per minute when the lid is closed. It seems to charge about 50% slower than the apple charger.

    I like it though because it has extra USB ports to charge my phone and watch. I'm assuming that I won't be able to charge all 3 simultaneously.

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    Picked up http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MOHYJAY today as well. Going to see if I can use that as my travel charger. I don't want to pay $50 for an apple adapter plus $30 for a cable. That seems highly excessive.

    I also ordered the Google chromebook pixel charger to see how it fares.

    I travel a lot and carry the rMB, iPhone, Apple watch, a USB battery pack, and the requisite cables. I want the most seamless, wire free solution.
     
  6. lostboyz thread starter macrumors member

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    so i can charge and use at the same time?
     
  7. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Download this program - http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/

    Click the battery details button. There will be a small pop-up. At the bottom, it will say "Battery adapter".

    This is essentially the power that is flowing from any charger you are connecting to the rMB (whether the official Apple one or a normal USB charger).

    Try and get at least a 12W rating. Sometimes you'll need to unplug and re-plug in the connector until the adapter can get this value (for me, it sometimes drops to 7W).
     
  8. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    Works great for me. I use it exclusively when I'm at home.
     

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