Charge 2017 MBP 13 via iMac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marcolin, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. marcolin macrumors newbie

    marcolin

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    Oct 9, 2013
    Location:
    Milan, Italy
    #1
    Hi everyone,

    sorry if this has been already discussed but i have searched this forum and elsewhere with no luck.
    I have a 2017 MBP 13" that sits near a late 2012 iMac (non retina) and a 2009 iMac.
    is it possible to charge the MBP connecting it to one of these iMac with a Usb-a to usb-c cable?
    how much power the usb-a will eventually deliver to the laptop?

    thanks in advance
    ciao,
    m
     
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

    New_Mac_Smell

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    Oct 17, 2016
    Location:
    UK / China
    #2
    The USB ports on your computer will not output enough power, it'll be like 2.5w vs. the 61w your computer came with. It could theoretically charge it up assuming the device is powered down, but it would take an awfully long time...
     

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