Travel USB C charger for MacBook Pro?

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  1. dpace32 macrumors regular

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    Hello - I am looking to buy an extra charger for my 2018 13" MBP w/TB. In particular I am looking for a charger that I can put in my school backpack and travel with in situation that I might need to charge. I do not need it to be a fast charger but would prefer something that is small and lightweight.

    Is it possible to use an iPhone charger with a USB to USB C cable? Any other small travel chargers people recommend?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Tmelon macrumors 65816

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    When I was still in school I carried around a 12W iPad charger and a USB C to USB and that was sufficient to keep the MBP going during light use. A 5W iPhone charger probably wouldn't be enough to keep the MacBook Pro battery charged during use.
     
  3. christophermdia macrumors 6502a

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    Finex makes a tiny charger for MacBook Pro ... works great!
     
  4. dpace32 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you! I wasnt sure if this would work - Apple says you can use the MBP charger with an iPad but doesnt reference the opposite.
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    Very cool! Thank you!
     
  5. Abaganov macrumors 6502

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    I was looking to buy it but it seems they are out of stock on USB c type chargers :(
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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  7. Abaganov macrumors 6502

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    is the anker that much smaller then the standard apple charger? It's hard to tell from the pictures
     
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Apple has three different USBC chargers, 30W, 61W, and 87W.

    Which of these are you considering "the standard apple charger" :p

    Anker's spec sheet says 2.7" x 2.7" x 1.1" -- https://www.anker.com/products/variant/powerport-ii-with-power-delivery/A2321121

    For traveling I'd suggest something like the powerport speed pd5 coupled with a 1ft power cord allowing you to easily charge all your gadgets with just one charger. I presently have an older Choetech version with just 3A output on the USBC port which is fine for overnight recharge of my rMB12 (what I travel with), but would buy the Anker unit if I were to start carrying my MBP15 instead.
     
  9. TheMadBrewer macrumors regular

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    I've been using the 29W Apple charger for my MBP (2017) when traveling. It is enough to charge it overnight and to keep it charged while using it.
     

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