Charging 15" through the Apple adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aevan, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. aevan macrumors 68000

    aevan

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    Apple says that their Digital AV Multiport Adapter can pass through only 60W power, while the MBP 15" charger/cable output 87W. For this reason they recommend charging the 15" directly, not through the adapter.

    Still, it's a convenience to have this adapter attached to the charging cable, so I was wondering is there any downside to using the MBP while attached to power in this way (with only 60W) other than slower charging?

    Thanks!
     
  2. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    No downside, it'll just charge slower and be more susceptible to draining the battery at high sustained loads while plugged in.
     
  3. aevan thread starter macrumors 68000

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