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Lucas Curious

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Nevermind, seems it puts out enough power.

I charged an iPhone mini 12 85% LIFE from 0%-80% first connected from MagSafe charger to Display and then again MagSafe connect to Apple 20w plug.

Both times took about 1 hour 20 minutes. I guess the mini charges at 15 watts wirelessly so these UBS-C ports in Display should be just as good as a hub.
 
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Lee Cooper

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Is your Studio Display cutting power off on the USB-C ports when turning off the attached computer/laptop?
 

Lucas Curious

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I tested an iPad mini 6 and an iPhone mini 12. Both were tested with 30-50% remaining power in 15 minute intervals.
Both used authentic apple brand cables

Both iPad and iPhone plugged into Studio Display at same time
Ipad - 12% gain
iPhone - 16% gain

Devices plugged into Studio Display individually
Ipad - 14% gain
iPhone - 19% gain

Devices plugged individually into Apple MacBook charging brick 85 watts
Ipad - 17% gain
iPhone - 20% gain

So what I gather from this is that the studio display doesn't not charge at the full 20 watts which these devices are designed to accept but its close. Maybe 15 watts since the iPhone mini accepts something like 15w from the plug by design and the % gains are very similar.

It also seems that when charging both devices through the studio display at the same time, you'll get a slight wattage drop overall.

Anyways I did a full discharge and full charge of the iPhone mini 12 in the past and the time it took was about the same suing the power brick vs charging through the display. So I would bet that the display puts out 15 watts of power and this slightly drops if you are charging more devices at same time.
 
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