Takes forever to charge the new Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by crzdcolombian, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

    crzdcolombian

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    Anyone else having this issue? Takes 2+ hours to charge when its already 55% full charge
     
  2. kreasonos macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, that doesn’t sound right. What are you charging it with?
     
  3. Ghost31 macrumors 68030

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    uhhh I changed mine from dead and it was like 2 hours. somethings wrong with your charger
     
  4. crzdcolombian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    With the one that came with the computer. It has 2 USB ports. I use the one where the mag safe use to be. I mean I am
    Using it while it is charging but just on websites and YouTube. Not like I am
    Making an iMovie
     
  5. Lioness~, Dec 16, 2018
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    Lioness~ macrumors 65816

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    Read an article that Apple have been cheap and sent with a less powerful charger with the MBA. (30W)
    MBP comes with a double effective charger (61W).
    So check up what charger you have?
    MacWorld Sweden recommended to buy a stronger charger for MBA.
    See if I’ll need it later. Maybe.
     
  6. crzdcolombian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    crzdcolombian

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    haha so they gave us a weaker charger on our 1k phones and a charger not strong enough to charge my computer.....

    Apple is almost dead to me. I can still return both items. I mean its been almost my whole life with apple products but how they keep screwing over the consumer or cutting corners to get insane margins is getting ridiculous at this point. I had to buy 3 dongles as soon as I got this thing.

    WHY doesn't the iPhone XS come with USB C !!!
     
  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    My MBA was around 55% earlier this morning and I put it on the charger knowing that I was heading out later and would be using it on battery for a while. I went and made breakfast and did a few things and check back on it and it was up in the 85% range after what seemed like minutes. Getting a full charge on mine doesn't seem to take all that long at all.
     
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, my 2018 MBA was at 34% this morning and I plugged it in about 100 minutes ago and its now at 100%.
     
  9. auxbuss macrumors regular

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  10. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    I prefer slow charging. Now that battery replacements are not as simple as a previous era I like the battery longevity that slow charging provides.
     

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