is there a portable battery large enough to power the 11.6" MBA for an hour or two?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jaranson, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Jaranson macrumors member

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    is there a portable battery large enough to power the 11.6" MBA for an hour or two?

    I just realized that the batteries in my iPad and MBA are both a little over 5000mAh.

    I have a 9000mAh Samsung portable USB battery that can power the iPad.... just wondering if there's a way I can use it to power the MBA?

    This is the battery that I have...
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Unive...artphones/dp/B009SK5B3O/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

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  2. yosemit macrumors regular

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    But those batteries are good enough for running iPad for 10 hours and 2013 MBA for 9-10 hours. :)

     
  3. Jaranson thread starter macrumors member

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    but how do I connect my Macbook Air to the battery's USB port?
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    There are enough capacity (apparently) but the voltage is wrong.

    USB puts out 5 volts, I believe the Air needs like 9 volts or more.

    I am pretty sure there are external battery pack for the Air, is just money Jack!
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You need an airline MagSafe adapter then you can buy a usb>airline adapter adapter if you get me lol.
     
  6. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The air will not charge from a USB port - the device you have is for phones and tablets that charge from a USB port. the laptops need more power and a magsafe connector. The USB ports on the laptops are output only.
     

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