Charging the MacBook with LG 5K

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Fireball Dragon, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

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    Would it be okay to charge the 12" MacBook with the Thunderbolt 3 cable from the LG Ultrafine 5K display?

    This delivers 85W of power. It charges the MacBook (even though the computer cannot use or power the display). But in the long-term, is it okay to just charge the MacBook this way?
     
  2. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

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    It's no different than using the the charger that comes with the Macbook.
     
  3. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    It delivers up to 85watt. It can do less if the macbook doesn't need it all.
     
  4. tpr007 macrumors regular

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    I sometimes charge my macbook with a 3rd party USB C cable and a 10,000ma powerbank :D You'll be fine.
     
  5. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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