How long can Omnicharge charge your laptop? Follow
This question is rather complicated since your laptop's power consumption fluctuates a lot depending on if you're gaming or simply browsing the Internet on the laptop. This affects the time and percentage Omnicharge can charge your laptop.
So to simplify the question, we use a more objective method by comparing Omnicharge's battery capacity to the laptop's internal battery capacity. Also considering the efficiency loss of both Omnicharge's conversion circuits and the laptop's power adaptor, the equation of charge percentage is:
Omnicharge's battery capacity / laptop's internal battery capacity * Omnicharge's conversion circuits efficiency * laptop's power supply efficiency
Take the Ultimate and 15'' MacBook Pro (2019 model) for example, Omni 20 has 142Wh capacity; 15'' MBP has an 83.6Wh internal battery; both the Ultimates conversion efficiency and 15'' MBP's power supply efficiency is around 90%. Put these numbers in the above equation and we get:
142Wh / 83.6Wh * 90% * 90% = 1.38
This means that the Ultimate can charge the 15'' MBP around 1.4 times. This calculation accounts for the laptop being turned off or in sleep mode. Operating the laptop while charging will impact this calculation.
One of the advantages of the USB-C output is that you don't need to suffer from the laptop power supply's efficiency loss. And the above equation becomes:
Omnicharge's battery capacity / laptop's internal battery capacity * Omnicharge's conversion circuits efficiency
Again take the Ultimate and 15'' MacBook Pro for example:
142Wh / 83.6Wh * 90% = 1.53
This means that the Ultimate can charge up 15'' MBP for around 1.5 times. That's 10% more compared to charging from the AC outlet!