Can we charge the Macbook with a mobile power bank?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by chanobo, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. chanobo macrumors newbie

    chanobo

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    With the new Macbook using USB Type-C instead of MagSafe, is it possible to charge it with a mobile power bank?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    You would need a very specific power bank to do so as usb-c can push/pull a hell of a lot more wattage than usb offers
     
  3. GoSUV macrumors member

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    You might charge your power bank from the MacBook instead
     
  4. crucius macrumors regular

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    This is something that is confusing me. I have the Xiaomi Mi 10400 mAh powerbank and since it has both a micro-USB and standard USB ports, I can just buy a micro-USB to USB-C adapter and I can charge the Macbook using the powerbank or the powerbank using the Macbook. Now: how can I decide I want the Macbook to charge the powerbank and not the other way around?
     
  5. PerformaGuy macrumors member

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    I remember when companies were circumventing the magsafe requirement to make 3rd party battery packs by buying up old chargers and cutting/splicing the magsafe adapter.

    I bet with USB C being a universal standard people can now easily make battery banks. But with the supposed all day battery life, it may not be as much of a concern.
     

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