Can I charge my MacBook Air using a power bank

Adamj2222

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Can I use a regular power bank with a usb A to usb C cable to charge my macbook air 2018 ?
 
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Eksoccer99

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can i use a regular power bank with usb a to usb c cable to charge my macbook air 2018 ?
Hmmm, don't see why not. I'll have to test this. I have a 10,000mah power bank and the USB-C adapter. I'll try to post back later.
 

chabig

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I doubt that a USB-A port is going to put out much power. It might charge the MacBook Air but it could take a very long time.
 

hans1972

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Can I use a regular power bank with a usb A to usb C cable to charge my macbook air 2018 ?
Probably no, the power bank has to support USB-PD (Power Delivery). A few do.
If your power bank does not have an USB-C port, I am pretty sure it will not work.
 

Horney

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I charge mine from an old power bank while it's in my laptop bag. It charges very slowly but useful to keep it topped up on a long day out of the office.