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iabdelnur
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Yoga 900 - very short power cable

Hello, the USB power cable is very short. Almost as short as the Macbook air cable but the Lenovo does not bring the prolonger. What should I do to have a longer cable or how can I prolong the cable? Thank Youg.

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable

Good day.

 

A number of folks have commented that they would like a longer reach with the cabling.

What I've personally done is to get a short, inexpensive extension cord that I plug the power block into, and then plug that cord into the wall receptacle. This arrangement mimics, in some ways, the design used on other Lenovo laptops.

 

Hope this helps a bit.

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable

Is it possible to plug the USB charging cable to another AC Adapter? I mean, all those AC adapters that are usually use to charge phones, tables, with a USB cable.

 

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable


@iabdelnur wrote:

Is it possible to plug the USB charging cable to another AC Adapter? I mean, all those AC adapters that are usually use to charge phones, tables, with a USB cable.

 

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Probably not, I think will be the answer. I've looked at the connector at the AC adapter end of a micro-USB charging cable, and compared it with the same end of the Lenovo cable, and there appear to be extra pins present in the Yoga 900 cable.

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable

Agree !!

Need that cable to be closer to 10 feet long. [not asking that much] Smiley Happy

 

Factory type "OEM'ish".  Not a extension cord.

Anyone ??

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable

As gcoupe describes, there are additional contacts in the cable that connects the power supply and the laptop. There may be an engineering reason for the length of the cable, but that's only supposition on my part.

 

Personally, I purchased a 6' black extension cable that had three plug inputs on one side, which I find useful, and I called it a day. No way I'm risking an "OEM'ish" cable and getting a crossed contact feeding too much power into the wrong electrical path.

 

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable

Gotcha!!!! Might as well get over it, and buy myself an exotic extension cord.

Like you, i'm not looking to be experimenting with the finest laptop i've ever owned.

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable


@sarbin wrote:

As gcoupe describes, there are additional contacts in the cable that connects the power supply and the laptop. There may be an engineering reason for the length of the cable, but that's only supposition on my part.


Also those contacts carry 20VDC, not the 5VDC that ordinary USB chargers produce.

 


Personally, I purchased a 6' black extension cable that had three plug inputs on one side, which I find useful, and I called it a day. No way I'm risking an "OEM'ish" cable and getting a crossed contact feeding too much power into the wrong electrical path.


I've always carried a short extension cord in my notebook bag. It's indispensible when travelling. I've used it at airports to share power outlets with strangers. I've used it in hotel rooms where most of the outlets are already occupied by their stuff. I've used it overseas with a single mechanical power adapter to power several chargers. And now I can use it to extend the length of the Yoga AC charger. Short extension cords are inexpensive and light. They should be in every traveller's notebook bag.

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable

Another mod put me onto this one.  It doesn't add a great deal of length but it's very handy.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-MP-OTG400-BK-Outlets/dp/B000F9YN2M/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1458879968&...

 

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Re: Yoga 900 - very short power cable

What kind of USB power cable do I buy if I ever lose the original one? That is something of a concern as I haven't been able to find one and there is a real chance that one day I lose it.

 

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