can I charge my macbook through the USB?

  • Asked by Ed O from Normandy Park
  • 15-Nov-2012
Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
(MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display)

Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display)

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    No. MacBooks and other laptops can't be charged by USB because USB ports can't handle the amount of wattage it takes to charge a battery of that size. The iPhone, for example, only requires a minimum of 5W to charge, while MacBook chargers start at 60W.

    • Answered by Douglas C from Bloomfield
    • 26-Nov-2012
  • no you have to use the power adapter

    • Answered by Ian Q from Townsend
    • 25-Nov-2012