Will Macbook charge quicker with Google 60W chromebook adapter

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  1. wisestar macrumors newbie

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    I am curious if this is the case so I will buy a couple of spare Google adapter.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    You'll

    have to buy one and try it out. remember you'll need a dongle to connect it too.
     
  3. G2244, Apr 8, 2015
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  4. wisestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why do you need a dongle? It is also usb-c interface which connects directly to Macbook.
     
  5. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    It would charge faster but it will also be damaging to your battery and if you were to ever have a battery problem apple and if they find that you are using a a charger that is higher than 45W they will make you pay for repair yourself for not following guidelines this could also void your warranty

    Honestly its not worth the risk to get a slightly faster charge for a $1300 machine
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Just not true

    Firstly sorry I didn't realise the pixel had gone USB C.

    Secondly this is nonsense apple say themselves that you can use a more powerful adaptor with their batteries as the battery controls what it draws and that does not change with a higher wattage adapter. So not quicker which is waht they want. But a lower wattage adapter will be slower....

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201700

    However a different voltage may cause damage to your computer so you'll have to check on that between the google and apple adapters.
     
  7. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Not sure where you read or heard this, however I have never had this issue before. My family all use an iPad charger to charge our iPhones and we have never experienced an issue. Also, most batteries (especially from Apple) are pretty good at maintaining their power from my experience.
     
  8. macguy360 macrumors 6502a

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    It is not a good idea to run higher wattage to the computer. The computer may have a regulator that limits the amount that it takes, so essentially you are trying to bypass that. It may charge a bit faster and it may end up damaging your laptop.

    Is it worth it just to charge a little faster? Apple already said that you can fully charge the device in 90 minutes or charge it like 50% in 15 minutes.
     
  9. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    I had a battery issue with my 2015 MBA and the first the the rep asked was i using the original 45W charger and if i wasn’t i was responsible for why my battery is not working properly which is not covered by warranty

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    I called apple about a week ago with a battery issue in my MBA the first thing the rep asked was why type of charger was i using anything higher than 45W he said will cause damage to the battery and falls under user damage and is not covered by apple care
     
  10. bjet767 macrumors 6502a

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    "It would charge faster but it will also be damaging to your battery "

    From the Apple site; note this is about the current MBA and MBP

    Troubleshooting power adapter issues

    1. Make sure a known good outlet is being used.

    2. Verify that the power outlet you're using is working correctly. Plug in a known good appliance, such as a lamp, TV, or clock, and confirm it powers on properly.
    Make sure the proper wattage adapter for your portable computer is used.

    3. Select the appropriate power adapter for your Apple portable computer. You can use a higher wattage power adapter, but you cannot use one with less wattage without potential operating issues.



    I regularly use the 10 and 12 watt power cubes for all my iOS products (iPhone 6, riPad Mini, iPad Air 2).
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's a very bad idea to use any non-Apple power adapter or battery on Mac notebooks. Apple power adapters are designed to work with Apple batteries and the logic board to ensure proper charging and to avoid things like shallow discharges/recharges. If the use of a non-Apple charger or battery results in damage, such damage would not be covered by warranty or AppleCare. It's simply not worth risking a $2000 notebook to save a few bucks on a genuine Apple power adapter.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions, including tips for maximizing battery performance. If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
    That is only referring to higher wattage Apple adapters, not 3rd party adapters.
     
  12. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Did you read my link to apples own FAQ??

    Believe what you will, the apple website says it's fine and the way the batteries work means technologically there should be no issue with using a higher wattage as long as the voltage is the same.
     
  13. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't the move to usb negate all past info regarding adapters? It's now a standard. The laptop itself should regulate charging, not the adapter in any case.
     
  14. Airboy1466 macrumors regular

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    lol just saying better safe than sorry was just repeating information that as given to me honestly do not want to start a debate or fight apologizing if i rubbed you in the wrong way
     
  15. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I believe so. In the past, GGJstudios advice about not using a third-party charger is spot on. But one good thing about the move to USB-C is that you will be able to use third-party chargers with your Mac. They will work the same.

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    I don't see why anyone would want to use the Chromebook charger, though. Surely it is bigger? And I don't think the USB-C cable is detachable on that one.
     
  16. wisestar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    [/COLOR]I don't see why anyone would want to use the Chromebook charger, though. Surely it is bigger? And I don't think the USB-C cable is detachable on that one.[/QUOTE]

    'Valid and very good point
     
  17. newellj macrumors 601

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    It also appears that the Google Pixel charger cord doesn't disconnect, which may be a minor annoyance (although on the plus side, it's less expensive than the power adapter and cord combination you would need to purchase for the rMB).
     
  18. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    Your going to want something - I was just reading in the Arstechnica review the charge cable is the length of the one shipped with the iPad!

    Heres a quote:

    "The difference is that the MacBook doesn’t come with the longer cord that other MacBooks include. Like an iPad, all you get is the stumpy little plug that sits flush with the rest of the adapter."
     

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