Have you seen this? Sony Portable Charger SC-SC10

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  1. Fravin macrumors regular

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  2. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Yes looks interesting, but not sure it offers any special advantages over similar products?

    It has USB-C but not USB-PD(30W, 15V) so it is still charging at 5V 3A per port, which is similar to the Anker E5 16000mAH I started off with for charging my MacBook. USB-C charging at 5V will just about maintain charge while the machine is in use. Good in a emergency.

    The Anker is only slightly bigger inspite of higher capacity.

    As I said in this thread I can't see the advantage of using USB-C connections on a battery pack which is not USB-PD. It just means you need to use a USB-C to USB-C lead instead of a USB-A to USB-C. Doesn't charge or be recharged any faster.

    As with all these battery packs the transfer efficiency is about 65% so "10,000mAH" capacity is a usable 6500 mAH.

    I am currently using what I think is the only USB-PD (30W same as the wall adapter) battery pack, the RavPower discussed in the thread above. It charges and can be recharged fast (30W) but is large so this Sony might be useful to complement it because of small size.
     
  3. Fravin thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I can't say why, neither how it does it. But I'm right now connected with it, with Apple's USBC cabble and My Macbook is definitely charging, while I'm working with Illustrator and Acrobat. Spark is open in background and there's a couple of Safari tabs...

    I plugged it a few minutes ago, when my batterie status was 62% and now it's 70%. I'll post a new screen capture a few minutes latter. Sorry, but my system's language is Portuguese...

    In System's Profile it says:

    Informação do Carregador AC:
    Conectado: Sim
    Voltagem (W): 15
    Carregando: Sim
    That could be translated as:

    AC Charger Information:
    Connected: Yes
    Voltage (W): 15
    Charging: Yes​
     

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    Yes I should have said it will charge the MacBook during light usage. And even when usage is heavier it is still helping MacBook not to discharge.
     
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    Take a look...

    93% after almost two working hours...
     

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    Good...I believe you!

    One thing I see about it which is different from other power banks I have come across is that it supports pass-through charging, i.e. it it can be charged while being used. So if the battery is low on the Sony and the Mac you can charge them both from one charger. The Ankers and RavPower don't do this.

    Any data on how the capacity is working out? How many lights on the Sony at 60% and at 93%?

    BTW I tried to compare its price with other powerbanks, but it doesn't seem to available anywhere. One UK site showed at £83 but unavailable. Amazon France has one in stock at €120. Amazon India has a gold one for equivalent of £57. Looks expensive.
     
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    Sorry I am not very familiar with charges but does this battery provide one full charge for the retina macbook 2015?
     
  8. Fravin thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, it doesn't.

    Your Macbook mus be charged using the wall adapter. Only the Macbook could be charged with this thing.
     
  9. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Fravin, I am not surprised that it doesn't provide one full charge for a MacBook, but not sure what your second two sentences are saying?
     
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    Sorry.

    Do you have the 2015 Macbook? Or the 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina display?

    Maybe I have been confused.

    If you do have a Macbook 12" (any model) you can use this Portable Battery from Sony to charge it. It will even charge if you are using the Macbook.

    But if you do have a MacBook Pro with Retina display you must use the wall adapter.

    Sorry by the mismatch.
     
  11. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Thanks Understand.....yes I have 2016 MacBook 12" so it would be appropriate for me, and I might be tempted to get one for its small size and ability to be charged while charging......except that I can only find one available in the UK for £101.90 which is a bit much for what it is.
     
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    £100 is too much for it. I've paid something about £35 down here in Brazil.
     
  13. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    I would probably get one for £35 if I could find one!
     
  14. palmwangja macrumors regular

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    Fravin, could you post the charging watts by clicking 'Battery Info...' on coconutBattery?
     
  15. aleni macrumors 68020

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    thing like this makes me happy that apple decided to use the usb-c. even though i love magsafe, i hate the old mac notebook charger which has a fixed cable and always break down every year. and it's pretty pricey to replace the whole thing even though only the cable breaks down.

    now, a macbook charger can charge my nintendo switch, google pixel and the macbook. traveling only with one charger. damn its a bliss.
     

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