@jleedev my only apple device is an Apple IIe but I can only hope they've improved the battery life on their devices since then
@phooky my "use case" is the 96W brick is expensive but i have cell phone chargers falling out of my butt and this thing has 4 usb-c ports
@jleedev @phooky if it’s theoretically receiving power but still losing capacity, the system battery menu should change to say “not charging” instead. But it probably still merrily drains itself because the USB-PD spec doesn’t provide a spec-compliant mechanism to tell if you’re draining from yourself afaict.
and i was just trying to figure out if there was anything wrong with using a 45W charger on a 16 inch macbook (which wants 96W).
short answer: not enough to charge the running machine but it's fine and it won't stop going "ping" to yell at you
long answer: "well every time *i* look at it it's not charging!" "thank you core i9 please go back to sleep we got this"
@jleedev @phooky I don’t think the os is to blame for that. I rather think, the hardware just provides no way to know if the power comes from itself or somewhere esle, so stupid hardware I’d say. Ok you could check the USB device ID but I am not sure if the standard for charging allows that and this would also prevent to be loaded by another device of the same model or possibly even with only the same os version.
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