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Can I use the W541 power adapter on a P15 with the RTX3000?

2020-09-16, 7:41 AM

Hi,

 

I have recently made an order for a P15 Thinkpad mobile workstation to replace my current W541 Thinkpad workstation. I need two power supplies as I typically have one in the office and one at home. I am wondering if it's possible to use the W541 power supply on the P15?

 

Though I have just realized that the W541 is a 170W power supply, and the RTX3000 on the P15 demands a 230W power supply. So I am guessing it may work but I wouldn't get the maximum power from the computer. Is someone able to confirm this for me?

 

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D.

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Re:Can I use the W541 power adapter on a P15 with the RTX3000?

2020-09-17, 7:36 AM

Hello,

 

They are both Lenovo SlimTip adapters, however, I do not know what the difference will be between using a ThinkPad P15 with a 170 watt versus a 230 watt charger.  It could be that the lower-wattage charger does not charge it at all, or charges the ThinkPad P15 only when it is powered down.

 

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Re:Can I use the W541 power adapter on a P15 with the RTX3000?

2020-09-17, 8:32 AM

Thanks for you response.

 

I don't want to cause any fault with the P15 if I plugged the W541's 170W charger into it so I have just opted to buy a second 230W charger.

 

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Re:Can I use the W541 power adapter on a P15 with the RTX3000?

2020-09-18, 17:53 PM
You will not cause any damage to the P15 to use any slim tip charger. As the newer 230W charger is slimmer, it may be less unwieldy than W541 170W ditto. My P53 with RTX3000 chargers perfectly with a 170W adapter, but sadly not using a 135W charger.
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