Portable MacBook Pro USB-C Charger

ahappy_customer

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What is the best portable USB-C charger that is powerful enough to charge the new MacBook Pros with the touch bar?

Is there any way to use the DC out of my Anker Astro Pro to convert to USB-C?
 

cerberusss

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To my knowledge, there is no 3rd party charger currently available that can deliver more than 45 W. I've tested three chargers so far:
iVoler https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ET762XS
Anker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8C6ULO
Innergie https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0188PAD00

That last one is by far the most portable, and it comes with a captive cable. That cable is flexible, as opposed to every other USB-C cable I've bought. It very nicely wraps around the charger. Nathan K. did a review on it: https://plus.google.com/102612254593917101378/posts/ArRcnu3sZpw?sfc=true

But as said, it's 45 watt so it charges my 15" MBP, but slowly.

As for using your power bank, maybe you can get a trickle-charge out of it?
 

ahappy_customer

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To my knowledge, there is no 3rd party charger currently available that can deliver more than 45 W. I've tested three chargers so far:
iVoler https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ET762XS
Anker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8C6ULO
Innergie https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0188PAD00

That last one is by far the most portable, and it comes with a captive cable. That cable is flexible, as opposed to every other USB-C cable I've bought. It very nicely wraps around the charger. Nathan K. did a review on it: https://plus.google.com/102612254593917101378/posts/ArRcnu3sZpw?sfc=true

But as said, it's 45 watt so it charges my 15" MBP, but slowly.

As for using your power bank, maybe you can get a trickle-charge out of it?
Thanks for your reply!

I was thinking more along the lines of a power bank, something like this Nexgadget but with USB-C output
 

ManuCH

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To my knowledge, there is no 3rd party charger currently available that can deliver more than 45 W. I've tested three chargers so far:
iVoler https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ET762XS
Anker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D8C6ULO
Innergie https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0188PAD00

That last one is by far the most portable, and it comes with a captive cable. That cable is flexible, as opposed to every other USB-C cable I've bought. It very nicely wraps around the charger. Nathan K. did a review on it: https://plus.google.com/102612254593917101378/posts/ArRcnu3sZpw?sfc=true

But as said, it's 45 watt so it charges my 15" MBP, but slowly.

As for using your power bank, maybe you can get a trickle-charge out of it?
How well is the Anker working for you? I'm looking into getting one.
 

cerberusss

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That's the one I put on my wishlist... waiting for actual reviews. Is it light/small ? Lighter than Apple's charger ?
Guessing, I think it's half the weight of the Apple charger, and a bit smaller too. It'll fit in the palm of your hand. It's very good; Innergie is a brand of Delta, which I trust because I used to work in a lab and we used these.
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How well is the Anker working for you? I'm looking into getting one.
It's pretty good. It's about the size of Apple's own charger but has four extra USB-A charging ports. Very useful when you need to charge multiple devices.
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Thanks for your reply!

I was thinking more along the lines of a power bank
Oh I see... well, don't know much about these. But one company I do trust is MCT. They have a bunch of external batteries with USB-C:
http://mikegyver.com/products/devices/index.php?hunt=Apple Macbook

These guys are actual electronics engineers and not simply resellers.
 
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ahappy_customer

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cerberusss

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Update:

I don't recommend the Innergie charger at the moment. I just completed the update to Sierra 10.12.2 and something changed. For some reason, when you connect the Innergie charger, the chime repeats endlessly. As if the charger connects and disconnect repeatedly.

Now it could be that the charger broke right at the time of the Sierra update. But that would be a curious coincidence. I've sent it back and asked for a replacement, we'll see.
 
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JohnnyGo

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Update:

I don't recommend the Innergie charger at the moment. I just completed the update to Sierra 10.12.2 and something changed. For some reason, when you connect the Innergie charger, the chime repeats endlessly. As if the charger connects and disconnect repeatedly.

Now it could be that the charger broke right at the time of the Sierra update. But that would be a curious coincidence. I've sent it back and asked for a replacement, we'll see.
Thanks for the heads up
 

leksluthah

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Update:

I don't recommend the Innergie charger at the moment. I just completed the update to Sierra 10.12.2 and something changed. For some reason, when you connect the Innergie charger, the chime repeats endlessly. As if the charger connects and disconnect repeatedly.

Now it could be that the charger broke right at the time of the Sierra update. But that would be a curious coincidence. I've sent it back and asked for a replacement, we'll see.
I have noticed the same behavior, so I do not think it is your charger. Mine worked fine until after the update.
 

iasix

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To my best knowledge there aren't any portable usb-C chargers that can charge the new gen MBP's.
 

jrbd90

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I got the 29W macbook charger as a portable charger. Almost as small as an ipad charger perfect for when I am away from home
 

chriscrowlee

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vyruzreaper

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Update:

I don't recommend the Innergie charger at the moment. I just completed the update to Sierra 10.12.2 and something changed. For some reason, when you connect the Innergie charger, the chime repeats endlessly. As if the charger connects and disconnect repeatedly.

Now it could be that the charger broke right at the time of the Sierra update. But that would be a curious coincidence. I've sent it back and asked for a replacement, we'll see.
Any further updates? Did they correct?
 
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