Can I use a phone USB-C charger (e.g. the from google) to charge my 2016 MacBook Pro? How about a USB-A charger with a USB A->C cable?

Physically it fits, but this answer says that it is not a good idea, without elaborating why.

  • You can recharge usb-c powered MacBooks, in fact I'm doing it right now. It's reeealy slow though.
    – Roberto
    Jul 2, 2020 at 23:36

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The reason you can't do this is a matter of input.

The 13" MBP has a 61W charger - a lot more than your typical phone charger brick. Check your phone brick and see how much of a difference there is.

Your Macbook would probably not even accept the charge because it would be so low

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