Apple MacBooks are known to be the most power-efficient and performance-optimized devices.
MacBook Air M1 and MacBook Pro M1 (2020) are beasts in terms of power efficiency and performance.
I’m using MacBook Pro M1 as my daily driver and it gives more than 18 hours of battery backup with a smoother multitasking experience.
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However, what if you forget to carry your MacBook charger when traveling or your charger is dead and the battery level dropped, you’ve some important office tasks to finish urgently?
Isn’t it stressful? 😞
But, you can still charge your MacBook without a charger. There are few workarounds to charge MacBook Pro without charger and we shall discuss them here.
Feeling relaxed? ☺️
Alright! Let’s discuss how to charge MacBook Pro without a charger.
How To Charge MacBook Pro Without Charger?
I don’t know your current situation but, I’m providing a few methods to charge your Macbook if you forget to carry the charger or your charger is damaged.
Solution #1: Use USB Type C Cable
Whether your MacBook has a MagSafe charger, but there must be a USB type C port for data transfer and attaching external accessories.
You can use a USB type C cable to charge your MacBook when you lost your charger.
Here is what you can do to charge your MacBook Pro with USB type C cable:
Fast charging is a trend in the smartphone industry; hundreds of smartphones come with more than 60W charging capacity.
If you’re carrying your phone charger along with you, then plug your MacBook Pro into it.
Though the charging speed will be slow, you can finish your urgent task.
MacBook Pro M1 comes with a 67W power adapter and MacBook Air M1 has a 37W power adapter.
If you’re using an Apple 20W adapter to charge your iPhone, you can simply plugin your MacBook to charge it.
Solution #2: Use Powerbank
Nowadays many power banks come with a USB Type-C charging ports with high wattage charging capacity. If you have a power bank with fast charging capacity, use it to charge your MacBook Pro.
A power bank will charge your MacBook without a charger. All you need is- a USB Type-C to Type-C cable and a fast-charging power bank.
Plug one cable end into the power bank and insert another end into the MacBook Thunderbolt 3 port.
3. Use a Universal Charger
If your MacBook charger is dead and you don’t want to buy a new one, buy a universal laptop charger from Amazon that works with all brands.
If you have a different brand charger but the same power output rating, you can use a universal converter to charge your Macbook.
Things You Needs To Know
If you’re charging your Macbook without a certified charger, then the following things you need to keep in your mind:
- Please do not use a high-wattage power source to charge your Macbook; otherwise, it’ll damage your battery, and battery health will drop drastically.
- If you’re using a PD adapter to charge your Macbook, then don’t overuse it. Otherwise, it’ll damage your battery health in the long term.
- If your Macbook Pro is under warranty, don’t use the above methods to charge it. Rather, buy an original Macbook power adapter. Otherwise, Apple voids the warranty.
- These are all temporary solutions to charge your Macbook without a charger. You have to buy the original power adapter and cable in the long term.
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Apple recommends using original and MFI-certified accessories to charge any Apple devices. However, you can try the above methods to charge your Macbook in an emergency if you forget to carry your charger.
It’s recommended to use the original accessories with the Apple products. These are all temporary solutions and should be used in emergencies only.