Charging your laptop is crucial as the battery is the main power source of the laptop. However, sometimes you forget your Macbook chargers when you're out and about, which can be frustrating. Since Apple laptops are so different from Windows OS laptops, even having any other laptop charger won't help you. Take it easy. There are a few ways to charge your Apple laptop without a charger.
How to Charge Your Macbook Without a Charger?
1. Charge your MacBook with the help of a power bank
Nowadays, power banks are a very common portable energy source because they come in handy when your smartphone, laptop, or other battery-powered device runs out of power.
Power banks are one of the best ways to charge your devices because they essentially act as external batteries, allowing you to run your MacBook Pro longer without being plugged into an electrical outlet.
However, to charge the MacBook, it needs a powerful enough power bank, at least supporting USB 3.0. Also, it might depend on the version of the MacBook Pro you're using.
If you're planning to buy a power bank, you should first check that its voltage and current ratings match those of your Apple laptop, and also check the port type on your Apple laptop, as most Apple laptops have Type-C ports. In this case, you may need a USB Type-A to Type-C cable.
2. Using a portable solar charger
Another way to charge your Apple laptop is to use a portable solar charger, but first, you'll need one. Several solar chargers are available on the market, but few can charge electronic devices efficiently.
Solar chargers usually come in a variety of configurations. You can choose a charger based on the USB port on your MacBook. Again, depending on your laptop's ports, you'll need a USB cable.
3. Charge your MacBook Pro with a USB Type C
One alternative method to charging your MacBook Pro is using a USB Type C. Depending on your MacBook version, and you might be able to charge it with a USB Type-C phone charger for Android. Just plug the cable into your MacBook and charge it from a power outlet.
This charging system is similar to charging your iPhone. However, there is a disadvantage of charging in this case; the speed will be very slow. Since the charger is more limited in output power, it cannot provide a high enough current speed to charge your MacBook quickly, but it is better than not having any power replenishment.
Or you can also get a USB 3.0 to USB Type-C converter cable to charge your MacBook directly from your PC if you have a PC.
Both are effective ways to charge your MacBook with a USB Type C. Hopefully, they'll help you when you need to power up your laptop urgently.
4. Using your car charging socket
Charging a MacBook Pro from a car outlet is also a good idea. There are a variety of chargers available on the market for cars. Charge your laptop by plugging it into your car's cigarette lighter. After plugging the charger into the cigarette lighter, connect your Apple laptop with a USB type A to type C cable to charge.
Additionally, the latest models now come with a 120-volt outlet that you can find in the trunk or at the back of the center armrest. If you don't plan to set off somewhere and want to charge your Apple laptop, start the car and keep the engine running while charging to provide the required voltage to the laptop.
Some Tips to Keep in Mind
Before you charge your MacBook Pro by the methods described above, it is necessary to consider these precautions.
- Unlike the original MacBook charger, using a mobile charger or any other charger may affect your MacBook battery. Some risks include battery damage and battery swelling.
- While these methods work, charging too slowly is a problem. Since you won't be using an original MacBook charger, the recharge may take longer.
- If you use these alternative methods to charge your MacBook frequently, the USB Type-C port on your MacBook Pro may loosen over time. And the battery health may degrade performance over time.
You'll be more productive using a fully charged Apple MacBook Pro. Certainly, fully charging your MacBook at home can be very nice. However, people usually forget to charge it once or twice. Remember that the preceding steps are only temporary solutions in an emergency.