As you probably know, there are many types of chargers out there for our laptops, phones, and other devices. Some people might be wondering if it’s possible to charge a MacBook with a phone charger. The answer is yes! You can in fact use a phone charger to charge your MacBook…
Of course, as with anything else, there are some caveats. We’ll go over everything you need to know about using a phone charger to charge your MacBook below.
First and foremost, not just any phone charger will work to charge a MacBook. In order to use a phone charger, it must meet the minimum power requirements for charging a MacBook. Those requirements are as follows:
– The charger must be able to deliver at least 12 watts of power.
– The charger must have a USB Type-A port that can deliver 2.4 amps of power.
– The charger’s cable must be able to support data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps.
If your phone charger meets all of the above requirements, then you should be good to go! If not, then you’ll need to find a different charger.
How to charge:
Now that we’ve gone over the requirements for using a phone charger to charge your MacBook, let’s talk about how to actually do it.
First, connect your MacBook to the charger using a USB Type-A to Lightning cable. Once the connection is made, your MacBook should start charging right away.
It’s important to note that you won’t be able to use your MacBook while it’s charging, as the phone charger doesn’t deliver enough power to run the device and charge it at the same time. However, you can still use your MacBook while it’s plugged into the charger if you’re not actively using it (for example, if it’s in sleep mode).
You should also keep in mind that charging your MacBook with a phone charger will take longer than charging it with the standard MacBook power adapter. So, if you’re in a hurry, it’s probably best to just use the standard adapter.
Can MacBook Battery Health be Affected by phone charger?
The biggest downside is that charging your MacBook with a phone charger can potentially affect the health of your battery in the long run. That’s because the standard MacBook power adapter delivers more power than a phone charger (60 watts vs. 12 watts).
If you regularly use a phone charger to charge your MacBook, it could shorten the lifespan of your battery. Therefore, it’s best to only use a phone charger when you absolutely need to, and to charge your MacBook with the standard adapter whenever possible.
All things considered, using a phone charger to charge your MacBook is perfectly fine in a pinch. Just keep in mind that it’s not ideal for long-term use, and that it could potentially affect the health of your battery in the long run.