Charging new MacBook pros with portable battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jiffry1017, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. jiffry1017 macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Will the new MacBook pros, particularly the 15", be able to be charged by USB C portable batteries, like the one by Anker?
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Maybe a stupid question, but is the usb-c ports (that are thunderbolt3 ports) on the new mbp 15" normal usb-c, like.. if i get something like the ops device, or an external usb-c hard drive.. can i just straight connect it to the usb-c on the mbp, or do i need an apple cable to go from apple-usb-c to device-usb-c (or adapter)..

    getting slightly confused now after reading too many wiki pages
  3. motime macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2015
    You should be able to, it is called universal for a reason.
  4. deany macrumors 68030


    Sep 16, 2012
    North Wales
    Surely the power of the Anker would mean it would trickle charge and take ages.
    I'd contact Anker support they are very good.
  5. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    You cannot start from 0 and expect to come back a hour later with a full battery. However if you leave it plugged in it will certainly add life to your MacBook pro. If you leave it long enough it will fully recharge
  6. Beards macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2014
    Derbyshire UK
    Which Anker portable charger are you talking about?
    If it's the Anker PowerCore+ 20100 USB-C device I can tell you it only charges at 5V 3A which is way short of the power from the mains plug.

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