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mattmac
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Can Nighthawk M1 Router Charge macbook safely?

Hi, I tested charging my 2017 12 inch Apple Macbook (not the pro version) with the Nighthawk M1 Mobile Broadband Router MR1100 (EE) in the UK and it started to charge the laptop. Nice!

 

My question is thouh is it safe to charge this Macbook using the Nighthawk M1 Mobile Broadband Router? The charge seemed to be weaker as did not really increase the charge but held the battery at the 50% mark whilst I was using it so it didnt go up in battery charge but it didnt go down either which is still really good as used for quite a while with no change in battery charge.

 

I am concerned though that the charge must be weaker so could this damage my Macbook's battery by running a weak charge through it?

 

Any help with this would be really appreciated as I could not find anything on the web.

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antinode
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Re: Can Nighthawk M1 Router Charge macbook safely?

> I am concerned though that the charge must be weaker so could this
> damage my Macbook's battery by running a weak charge through it?

   This sounds like a question for Apple, not Netgear.  However, I don't
think that "weak charge" is an actual concept.  If the battery charge is
not increasing, then all that means is that the external power supply is
running the computer, with nothing left over to charge the battery.  Not
charging or discharging the battery doesn't sound to me like a hazard.

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