Slow charging with USB-C Adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by apb87, May 25, 2016.

  1. apb87 macrumors member

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    Is any one else experiencing extremely low power-passthrough with this USB-C multi port adapter? While connected to a monitor, and the system is under decent load, I am seeing 205 mA under the amperage reading, and it's estimating 6:43 to full from 78%.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What adapter is it? Third party adapters may not support the USB power delivery spec and will hence charge at regular USB speed.
     
  3. apb87 thread starter macrumors member

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    Using the Apple adapter, but it seems that the estimates in the battery tool tip were just off. It actually did end up charging in a reasonable amount of time.
     
  4. Zoidberg79 macrumors newbie

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    Just got a new 2018 MacBook Pro 15 with I9, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 560X.

    Compared to my Late 2013 13"MacBook Pro this new Mac take 3-4 times longer to charge.

    Both machines using their Apple supplied power adaptor.

    Don't get me wrong, the 2018 MacBook Pro is a beast of a machine. Just doesn't charge fast enough which can be a problem if your used to quick top up charges while your on the go. Stopping at a coffee shop for 15 minutes gets maybe 2-3% increase in battery.

    Just get a battery pack for it. Your only spending more money on top of the $6K you already spent.;)

    Oh, don't forget the USB-C to Lighting cable you WILL NEED to charge your iPhone or AirPods from your lovely new machine.

    My relationship with Apple has become more complicated as they make my life simpler.
     

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