Methods of charging the Little MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 0kev, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. 0kev macrumors newbie


    Feb 1, 2016

    I'm trying to figure out the different ways we can charge through the One Port.

    Is it possible to charge the 12" MacBook using this configuration?
    USB port ---> USB-A to USB-A (male-male) cable ---> Apple USB-C to USB adapter -> MacBook

    Hopefully somebody who has actually tried this can answer.

    We've already got the Apple adapter, but a USB-A to A cable is only $1 and prevalent, versus $10 for a USB-A to C and harder to find in some parts of the world.

    I imagine there are other ways to charge as well - I read you can charge from one MacBook to another with the USB-C charge cable.
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    You can charge the MacBook, but it will be a lot slower as USB-A supports only 12W vs. the 29W of the USB-C charger. It works in a pinch, but USB-C is better.
  3. 0kev thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 1, 2016
    Thanks! I figured it would be slower. Some charging will be better than no charging when only a USB-A port is available.
  4. phillyboy82 macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2015
    Not from Philly
    I previously had mine connected to a USB 3.0 port on my main box to let it charge overnight (with a USB-A to USB-C cable). It is slower, but it is nice to have one less thing plugged into the wall.

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