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  1. Amy
    July 31, 2017 @ 4:11 pm

    Wow this is great! I need to be able to power my Mac mini with a portable battery! Would any of these work for that? I already travel with my Mac mini, my great quality portable monitor which can be powered through a just USB connection, and my portable keyboard and mouse. I use it whenever I have a power source available, but I need a battery for when the power source is not available. Thanks, I’ll wait for your reply!

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  2. Samuel Tan
    August 17, 2017 @ 10:40 am

    Hi Amy, Thank you for your question. Your only option is a ChugPlug equivalent that offers an AC Power Outlet. The new Mac Mini requires 100-240V AC 85 Watt power supply connected directly to the mains with supplied power cord. Apple has done away with the Power Supply brick. ChargeTech has a Battery Pack with AC Output and a supply with a maximum of up to 90 Watt power which might work but you will need to verify this with the manufacturer.

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  3. Kelley
    March 30, 2018 @ 10:28 pm

    I have a MacBook 2012 so no usb C. I do have a zero lemon power bank with C usb—any cable that would work to power my Mac with power back?

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    • Samuel Tan
      May 27, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

      Powerbanks with USB-C capable of charging MacBooks with USB-C will not be suitable for non-USB-C capable MacBooks.

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  4. Frank
    October 18, 2018 @ 3:04 pm

    I have Lizone and Energizer but that’s not exactly what I was looking for. Lately I ordered https://lifepowr.co/product/a3-usb-c-pd-ac-powerbank/. I have to say they have the best devices I’ve ever had. Fast charging, battery capacity 27000 mAh, PD 87 W, USB-A output and USB-C and it’s compatible with so many devices.

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  5. Vic W Desotelle
    May 27, 2019 @ 4:21 pm

    Hi there, Regarding your great outline post on pocket chargers. 1- Which of the chargers on your page work with devices like my Apple MacBook 2015? 2- Which “SOLAR” chargers are out there that provide the same? Kind thx for your help, Vic

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    • Samuel Tan
      May 27, 2019 @ 4:29 pm

      It depends on the power draw of the MacBook. Is it a 13-inch or 15-inch. A suitable power charger for MacBook needs to be up to the task i.e. be able to supply the right power (wattage). You can use a power charger with higher wattage but not a lower one. You can check the power rating of your MacBook using the guide here https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201700 The safest option is to choose a suitably high powered charger with AC outlet. As for the Solar Chargers, there isn’t an integrated solution. However, you can find separate Battery and Portable Solar Panel kit. Voltaic Systems carries such a kit, do look them up.

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  6. Jeff Ang
    September 6, 2019 @ 10:26 pm

    Hi there, i need some advice. I am looking for an external battery charger for my 2012 Macbook Pro 13 inch with a 60W MagSafe power adapter with “L” style connector.

    Which of the above charger can I consider (right connector and watt)

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