How fast does the Macbook charge?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lite426, May 13, 2015.

  1. lite426 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2013
  2. Dayv macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2009
    I haven't timed it, but it seems to charge in about two hours from a fairly low (~15%) battery.
  3. rahulr macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    If you use the stock charger I've timed it at a little more than 1% per minute. With a battery pack or other USB charger it will charge fully in any where from 2.5-4 hours

    By the way, it's the same as my rMBP in terms of charge speed
  4. Costino1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2012
    I just got mine yesterday and it was at 70% out of the box. I plugged it in and watched some baseball and after an inning it was up to 90%....i'd guess 15-20 mins it took to jump that high.
  5. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
    mine took 2 hours for a full charge (2% to 100%), pretty quick :)
  6. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    from 20% to full in about 2 hours. (just mine now for about a week and have 6 cycles)
  7. SamR123 macrumors member


    Mar 26, 2012
    I just had mine charge from around 60% to full in 2 hours. With the lid closed, a cheap USB 3 to USB C cable and a spare iPad charger I have lying around. Happy to have the first laptop in years that didn't require me to purchase two proprietary adapters. Just a 9.99 cable.

    Charging via the real adapter seems fast, but nothing extra special. Things stated above sound about right to me.

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