Charging a MacbookPro 17" on QF A333

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Been a while since i flew an A333 Skybed Mk1 seat

If I recall charging my Macbook Pro 17" from the seat didn't work before

Can others advise please
 

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Maybe if the seat won't charge my macknook pro I can use my iPhone 6 to do the job???
 

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What's the rating if the charger, needs to be 75w ore less.

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The power I just checked is 85 watts. So will trip the seat power. Bummer
I have a mackbook air which will be less that may work and keep the laptop going
 

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All MacBook pros for the last few years use an 85 watts source

What do others have experience with?
I have had no problems with it working on QF A380 F class
 

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If the battery is fully charged, then I doubt the power drain will approach that 75 watts.

Other than that I have seen reference to removing the battery (can that be done with a 'pro?).
 

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No batteries on Modern MacBooks are all internal
But I think the key is to use when watching my movie before power drains so charger doesn't need to drag 85 watts from low battery
 

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Even with a fully charged laptop it still tripped the Skybrd seat mark 1

Was the same on refit 747 in J to NRT on Skybed mark 2

Guess I'll just have to fly F on the A380 to recharge the laptop but even with the IFE content on 23 inch screen I'd rather have my ow movies
 

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Even with a fully charged laptop it still tripped the Skybrd seat mark 1

Was the same on refit 747 in J to NRT on Skybed mark 2

Guess I'll just have to fly F on the A380 to recharge the laptop but even with the IFE content on 23 inch screen I'd rather have my ow movies

I thought that might be the case, with power factor correction supplies they will still draw at rated max initially, despite the state of the laptop.
 
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