Powering a large device (like a Macbook) from USB-A port

Hi,Recently we've been asked again if you can run a Macbook Pro from a USB-A battery.  The kind that powers Phones.Here's what we said:You can only use batteries that have high power output, like 16-20vdc and about 4amps.It is impossible to Power the Magsafe Macbooks from USB.  It's like asking a motorcycle engine to pull a Semi-truck.In technical terms, USB is only 5v, and max at 3a.  That's
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Surface Power adapters and cables.

Hi!Some of you may be noticing that we are mostly out of stock on the Surface Car, Surface Battery cables...We buy only Genuine Surface Power adapters.  Some of you may be surprised that we buy them retail, cut off the magnetic end of the cable and convert them into our Car adapters and Batteries because the Microsoft Surface Power cables are better quality.  We try to stay away cheap, clones,
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Next Generation USB-C adapter and gofundme.

Hi Everyone,WE need your help!Last summer, we decided to develop the World's first High Powered USB-C Car and Battery adapter because there were none on the market that was powerful enough to power larger devices like the new MacBook Pro with USB-C ports.  Everything on the market (and still today) have been lower powered USB-C adapters that are typically less than 36W.  They could not fully
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Teardown and Hacking, no "Mikegyvering" the Apple Homepod.

Hello,We just got our Apple Homepod!One the first things I noticed when we got it, is that it's so heavy.  There must be some serious speakers in it!  There is no rush in setting it up, but rather how do I take this thing apart!  The first thing we did is to google for any HomePod teardown (We prefer minimal damage to things as much as possible)...  But no luck.  No one has
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Pure DC power and the New Year.

Hi Everyone,As we close out the year, I wanted to close out with a few thoughts...Ideas come and go only to be replaced with new, bigger, better tech, cheaper tech. Ideas get copied and ideas get replaced.  This ultimately means change. Change sometimes can be a struggle. It means coming up with new ideas that are wanted by enough of us.  For those of you who know us, we seldom redo what
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Black Friday Sale Going on Right Now!

Black Friday Sale for Limited time!  Starting 8amET Nov 24!*Get $10.00 off our NEW USB-C car and Battery Adapter, coupon code "MCT10USBC"Get 60% off our Solar Panels, coupon code "MCTBFSALE60"Get 45% off on “The Boss 24AH”! Code "MCTBFSALE45"Get 40% off on our “Little Giant 12AH”, “Slim Power 16AH”, “Super Slim 20AH” batteries! Code
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Mikegyver Engineering Services

Hi, In our last blog, we mentioned that we are going to make a business move toward engineering services.  So what does this actually mean?  Mikegyver's first product was actually modified Apple MacBook Car adapters.  Anyone who follows us knows that we simply bought Apple supplied Adapters, cut off the Magsafe cable and converted it to be used on PURE DC power (for use in cars
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Facts you didn't know about power and power banks

Understanding Power Banks and  Power cablesIs it possible for a small battery to outlast large batteries?Not all Power Banks (or External Batteries) are the same.  Power Bank capacity is usually measured in mAH or WH.  Most of the time you'll see the capacity measured in mAH.  The higher capacity the longer it will keep your device powered.  So, for example, a 52,800mAH battery
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30% discount on our Batteries!

30% discount on our Batteries!We are increasing our summer sales of our batteries to 30%! Please use discount code:30Disc when purchasingPlease note that for larger devices like the Macbook Pro 15" Touchbar, we only recommend our larger batteries (the "CEO" and the "Executive")Why not make hay while the sun is shining hey?Limited time offer - get yours now.Stay powered up!  MikeMCT-corp.com
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Hurricane, No Power, No Internet, Oh my!

Hi everyone.As you know Hurricane Irma visited us recently.  I wanted to thank everyone who emailed us their well wishes during her visit.  It was really nice just knowing you guys were out there! We were lucky enough not to have suffered major damage, but this was the first time in my life I had to prepare for a hurricane of this size.  In the past, it has been mostly just removing
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USB-C Video

Check out our USB-C Video!https://youtu.be/agGHBpkaMBo
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Final Update 5: USB-C charger adapter - NOW AVAILABLE!

Hi Everyone,We're proud to announce that our USB-C Car and External battery adapter is NOW available!!Charge your Macbook Pro 15" touchbar or any other larger device with our USB-C adapter.It can plug into any car cigarette plug and any external battery power bank that output's 12-24vdc. Do you have a battery that has a special connector, we'll modify it for you!Get yours here now!!!Stay powered up!
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Update 5: USB-C charger adapter - Pre-Order here!

Hello,Just wanted to update everyone, that we've posted more pictures of our final product!It looks beautiful in shiny White! Click here Stay powered up!  MikeMCT-corp.com
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TSA and external batteries

Hi all,Do you remember the last time we wrote about being stopped by Airport Security (TSA)?  For those of you who missed it, please check it out here: So I got stopped at #TSA ~ #TravellingTips #TravellingTalesI recently had another opportunity fly and keeping in mind what happened last time, I decided to see what would happen if I took our "Executive" battery along for the ride.On arriving
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Update 4: USB-C charger adapter - Pre-Order here!

Pre -Orders openHi Everyone,We are finally in production and super excited!!We also just wanted to let everyone know that pre-orders are now open!Don't pay too much attention to the pictures yet, as the final unit will be glossy white.  We'll update the pictures as we get them.  Consider this a Pre-announcement only!Herewith then our pre-order link - place your order now:http://mikegyver.com/store/index.php?product/page/2095/USB-C+Car+Adapter+chargerStay
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UPDATE 3: USB-C charger Entering Production

UPDATE 3:  USB-C charger - We Are Finally Entering Production!Hi everyone, just wanted to send a small update.We have officially entered into production for the World's First USB-C car and battery charger!We expect it to be available in about a month and we are looking to have pre-orders up shortly.If you have been following our blog, you might have noted that our USB-C charger was originally
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New Surface Pro 4 and Lind Car adapters

New Surface Pro 4 and related power supplies.We have been selling Surface Pro Car accessories since the Surface hit the market.  More specifically, our Lind Candy adapters originally could charge the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4. But with the latest updates from Microsoft, it seems the Lind Candy adapter will no longer be able to power the Surface Pro 4.As indicated by this thread:http://www.surfaceforums.net/threads/new-power-supply-has-65w.17858/it
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UPDATE 2: USB-C Adapter for full line of USB-C Macbooks! (Almost there)

I am so excited guys! We are almost there!Final prototype in testing.If all final testing goes well, we'll have pre-order up soon, so watch this space!World's only USB-C car adapter and universal battery charger. We recently tested our competitors, and we can safely say that we are going to be able to fully power a full sized Macbook Pro 15" from any External battery (within voltage output range of
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UPDATE: USB-C Adapter for full line of USB-C Macbooks!

Hi Everyone.Thanks for emailing us your questions. We are still working hard on this project. USB-C is turning out to be harder than expected as getting it to work across all devices is not an easy task. One of the reasons why is because USB-C PD is a smart adapter which means there is communication between the charger and the device to adjust the voltage accordingly. Most of today's devices typically
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HP Charge cable - Exclusive offer

Hi all,Here's another Mikegyver Exclusive...(only found here!) Our HP charge cable helps you connect our batteries to your HP and includes a special sense pin to allow for full speed charging!Check out its specs and more at:http://mct-corp.com/store/index.php?product/page/2076/HP+Charge+Cable Stay powered up!  MikeMCT-corp.com
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Battery Box conversion

Hi All,Recently a customer came to us about converting their Batterybox. He was concerned that we might not be able to convert the Batterybox due to the software used to control it since removing the center pin on Magsafe end.So this is what you read about Batterybox:BatteryBox powers your laptop rather than charging it, keeping the battery at the same charge percentage - minimizing the number of cycles
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Electricity is like water...

Hi!Did you know electricity is just like water? Recently we had to troubleshoot a problem with an adapter that kept blinking on and off when connected to a Surface Pro 4. After extensive troubleshooting I realized that this might make for a great blog. So here we go...A customer approached us with what he thought was a problem with one of our car adapters; no matter what he did, it kept blinking
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USB-C Adapter for full line of USB-C Macbooks!

Available soon!We have had so many requests for our USB-C battery and Car adapters for Macbook Pro's (and other USB-C devices) and so have decided to give you a bit of a teaser with pics of our prototype.Our prototype in productionWhen done, it will be compatible with all our batteries, and will charge from your car. It will support full line Power Delivery devices including the 87W Macbook Pro as
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Why inverters are a waste of energy.

Inverters vs Direct Current.We have actually covered this issue so many times on our website and Q&A pages, that it took me completely by surprise when I realized that I had actually never blogged about it! So you, our loyal blog followers have never learnt why inverters are a complete waste of energy or why you cannot use inverters for your large devices such as Macbook Pro's - well at least not
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How to make a backup light source in case you run out of power.

Hi Everyone,If you follow our blog, you will see that we have blogged about how our batteries can be used for devices that are hard to connect, like Macbooks, Lenovo Yoga, and Microsoft Surface devices. You will also have seen that they can also be used everyday life to make your life easier ~ see how we stopped our dog from digging up our lawn. In this blog, though, I am going to tell you how they
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How our Batteries can keep you not only #PoweredUp, but connected too...

Welcome to 2017! We are happy to have you here with us and hope to keep you entertained for another year with our Blog on how to #StayPoweredUp!So our first topic for the New Year is:How to increase your internet reliability with your wireless router when the powers out?My house has horrible wifi.  For some reason, my Apple Airport extreme has a hard time getting wifi signal into the next room
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Enjoy the great outdoors with free energy

We are so excited about our NEW ITEM in store.YOU ASKED. WE ANSWERED!Mikegyver now offers solar panels that will powerup all your devices.Nowadays, if you have the right resources, you can access the internet almost anywhere. Even some places in the middle of nowhere. It is a bit harder, however, to find a power plug in a tree. :-)So, in true Mikegyver Style, we would like to introduce our Mikegyver
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The New Macbook Pro's

Hi All,As you might have heard, Apple is now shipping the New Macbook Pro 13" and Macbook Pro 15", and its a beauty.We wanted you to know that our Car adapter is only rated for the Macbook USB-C 12" and that in traditional Mikegyver style,  we are ALREADY working on a solution to assist you with your new Macbook. We hope to announce our solution within 1-2 months.Meanwhile, if you are looking
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Win with Mikegyver this Christmas

Enter to win a battery pack for Christmas and...#StayPoweredUp in 2017!Tell us your favourite hashtag from the three below and stand a chance to win one of our "Super Slim" batteries for Christmas.The hashtags are: #StayPoweredUp - it is all about us and our gadgets,#GetOutThere - is about how our gadgets help you stay out there for longer #MikegyverStyle - is about the creativity and
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Macbook 12" car and battery charging solution

NEW!! NEW!! NEW!!We have just released our Macbook 12" USB-C car adapter and external battery solution just for you.Getting a USB-C car adapter was not easy.  In 2015, we had a charging solution for the Macbook 2015, but Apple changed something in how their Macbook 2016 charged, so we had start over again.  This time our car charger will charge ALL Macbook 12" laptops (Macbook Pro coming
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