Charge MacBook Pro with iPad Pro's USB-C charger?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dachshundx, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. dachshundx macrumors member

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    I did a search of the forums, but couldn't find anything on this. Can I (slowly) charge a 2018 13" MacBook Pro with the 18W USB-C power adapter that comes with the 2018 iPad Pro? I'd like to carry only one power adapter when away from my office, and the iPad Pro's power adapter is substantially smaller and lighter. Thanks!
     
  2. Airboy1466 macrumors 6502

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    You can I do it all the time, it won’t harm the battery it will just charge it EXTREMELY slow to the point it’s not even doing anything
     
  3. Airboy1466 macrumors 6502

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  4. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

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    Or this Ravpower charger (61w). Not sure if promo code is still active ($25, regular $35).

    https://theinventory.com/ravpowers-new-usb-c-line-includes-a-better-version-of-a-1834278861

    USB PD port and a USB Type A port provided.

    Got one of these a week ago, so far, happy with it. If just powering the laptop and phone, all good. If powering two HDD and the phone, not enough power getting to the dongle, but easily solved by plugging the phone into the other USB port on the Mac to trickle charge it.
     

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