Charging 2016 MacBook Pro with USB C on Airplane with in seat power

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AMITNKALRA6421, Jan 19, 2017.

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Would you put your MacBook Pro on charge with in seat power using USB C?

Poll closed Jan 26, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. AMITNKALRA6421 macrumors newbie

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    Hey I was wondering if charging the new MacBook Pro with the USB C with In seat power would damage my battery? I'm not sure how many watts it gives or whatever, but would it destroy my computer if I plug it in to the airplane power via USB?
     
  2. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    If anything it's going to give a tiny, tiny bit of power. It's perfectly safe, but you probably will still see battery drain. If your seat has an AC outlet underneath by your shins, you'd get a much faster charge that way.
     
  3. BarracksSi Suspended

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    If a flight is long enough to use all the battery, I'd rather just sleep.
     
  4. AMITNKALRA6421 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I read that it gives 75 Watts but  recommends using 61 for the 13" MacBook Pro, so is that a bad thing?
     
  5. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    The USB port gives 75 watts? Where are you reading that?
     
  6. AMITNKALRA6421 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    and drink!! :p

    I don't know how people get work done on planes.
     
  8. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

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    So do you want us to vote/answer based on whether it's safe/unsafe, or preference?
     
  9. Christopher Kim macrumors newbie

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    If the in-seat AC outlets do give 75 watts, you can safely use your 13" MBP apple charger (61W). When it comes to watts, the 75 watt rating is just the max capability - all charges pull only what's necessary.
     
  10. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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    That's for a cigarette lighter type receptacle. The same used in cars. Not USB. USB would be closer to 7.5 watts.

    "Power Port Type: Cigarette DC Power
    This is the same type of power port available in almost every car. On an airplane, it typically features 15V DC power at up to 75 watts per outlet and if you want to plug in a device, you'll need an adapter. Adapters are usually available from the manufacturer or electronics stores, and are often advertised as "Air/Auto" adapters. Many personal DVD players and cell phones already come with an adapter for the car which you can use right at your seat."
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    Also, you'll be fine. I would plug it in sooner rather than later and try and "keep up" with your usage rather than try and charge it later. If that's possible while using.
     

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