Can we charge the Macbook with a mobile power bank?

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

  1. chanobo macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2015
    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


    Jul 24, 2009
    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

    Nov 5, 2008
    Hong Kong
    You might charge your power bank from the MacBook instead
  4. crucius macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    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


    Oct 5, 2012
    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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