Does the new Macbook Pro charge faster?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PaulWog, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. PaulWog Suspended

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    Smaller battery = greater potential to charge faster?

    Is there any info comparing charge times between the 2015 models and the 2016 models?

    As much as I hate the Macbook Pro pricing changes, if I can sell some of my camera gear, I might get a 15" with the upgraded graphics. And ditch my desktop entirely on Craigslist as well. Just a thought at the moment.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Correct, a smaller battery should charge faster given the same input current.

    I don't believe anyone has actually tested it though.
     
  3. PaulWog thread starter Suspended

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    I'd be interested to see some data. I'm not impressed by the smaller battery choice (charging my phone will really hit the battery hard as a result), but if the battery charges faster, then that's at least a plus.
     
  4. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    You don't want it charging faster that will only kill it off quicker with all the extra heat generated messing with the chemicals in the battery, get it to hot and you got a new Samsung phone idea happening in an exploding Mac Book.
     
  5. PaulWog thread starter Suspended

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    ???????

    It's a smaller battery. This has nothing to do with heat.
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    Technically I don't think that the size of the battery has anything to do with the rate that the battery charges.

    A 10 gallon gas can and a 50 gallon gas can fill at the same rate. Just because the 10 gallon can is smaller does not make the rate at which it is filled any faster.
     
  7. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Well you really have no idea at all do you. Do a Google search on excess charging and lithium ion batteries, how it affects their chemistry and the explosive potential when done incorrectly. BTW pick up your phone sometime when it has just finished charging that warmth you feel is the heat produced by the charging.
     
  8. PaulWog thread starter Suspended

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    *Sigh*

    The new batteries are smaller. To fully charge a smaller battery, it takes less time. A smaller battery reaching full charge does not charge watts/hr quicker, it just has less watts to charge in total. I shouldn't have to explain this to you, don't post if you don't get it.

    I am trying to find out how quickly the new Macbooks reach 100% charge, compared to the old ones.

    I am starting to realize why I don't like coming to these forums.
     
  9. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Or you could wait until they are out and people will be able to tell you. Yes I realize the base model is out, but that is way different then most mbp's.
     
  10. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Sigh is right now I took that to mean that the rate of charging it is going to be higher and that is what I responded to. Of course smaller battery is going to charge in less time using the same safe lower limit watt/hr than larger one, there is no potential it is simple basic electronics/physics.
     

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