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Charging the lenovo yoga 920 with a normal usb c cable

2019-10-22, 18:24 PM

Hi,

I have the Lenovo Yoga 920. I accidentally broke the charging pin of the USB- c charger. It would take a minimum of 4 days to get a new charger or maybe more due to the upcoming festivals. So I was just wondering if there's a way to charge the laptop using a normal USB C cable and plug

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Re: Charging the lenovo yoga 920 with a normal usb c cable

2019-10-22, 18:43 PM

Welcome to the Community

 

Depends on what you mean by a "normal" USB-C charger and plug.

 

If you mean one that charges a phone, then no. Those only supply 5V with 1 or 2 amps. Your 920 needs 20 volts at 3 amps for proper charging.  It's possible a phone charger would trickle charge it, but likely not in under a day or so and definitely not while you're using it. 

 

Now, if you mean an off-the-shelf USB C charger, then it'll depend on the charger. You need one with Power Delivery specification (PD) that lists 20v in its specs. Even then, experience shows some work and some don't. A lot of third-party manufacturers test their products with a Mac and maybe one other brand. Best bet is to get an OEM replacement for guaranteed compatibility. That said, I have a Lenovo, an HP and a slim travel charger I bought. All work with my 920. 

 

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Re: Charging the lenovo yoga 920 with a normal usb c cable

2019-10-23, 5:57 AM
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Re: Charging the lenovo yoga 920 with a normal usb c cable

2019-10-23, 13:29 PM

You're most welcome.

 

I discovered all of this when looking for an adapter so I could use the 6 or 8 Dell chargers I have with my Lenovo computers. Once I read up on the PD specs, it became quite clear why no such adapter exists and would be a little pricey to make. 

 

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