MacBook Pro charging speed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JPizzzle, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. JPizzzle macrumors 6502

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    havent done formal testing, but my 13" with TB 3.3ghz charges up faster than my iPad Air 2. WTF
     
  2. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    your iPad Air 2 has a much larger battery.. so of course it takes longer to charge than the MacBook Pro lol.
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    Should take about half the time to charge.
     
  3. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Mine charges faster than my Apple Watch and iPhone and I'm on the 2016 15" MBP.
     
  4. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    Your Apple Watch is getting a whopping 1.5 watts... your MacBook Pro is getting closer to 65 watts. It will charge slower than your MacBook Pro. You're MacBook Pro( even when turned on ), has an effective charging rate of almost 28 watts. That's massive, considering it's just a USB C cable. At least, IMO.
     
  5. Brookzy, Nov 19, 2016
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    Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Errr... what? The Air 2 has a 27.3 watt-hour battery, more than 20 watt-hours less than the MacBook Pro.

    The reason is the 13" MBP charges at up to 61W while the Air 2 charges at up to 12W.
     
  6. JPizzzle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Regardless, surprised how quick this things fills up. Now if only battery life will stabilize, but it's only day 1
     
  7. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    Actually, not all true. A battery size is based on the capacity of the battery. The capacity of the battery is determined By the discharge rate. Effectively the iPad Air 2 has an 8 thousand mah battery while the MacBook Pro 13 has a 4300 mah battery due to its higher voltage. Granted capacity wise you are in fact correct.
     

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