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Thinkpad P70 - Does the USB Type-C port support powering the computer?

2016-12-18, 21:40 PM

Does the USB Type-C ports on the Thinkpad P70 support powering the computer? I have this Kensington SD4600P USB-C™ Universal Dock with Power support but it doesn't power the computer or charge the battery.

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Re: Thinkpad P70 - Does the USB Type-C port support powering the computer?

2016-12-18, 21:47 PM

The port supplies power to devices.  Not the other way.  USB has 5V.  You need 20V.


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Re: Thinkpad P70 - Does the USB Type-C port support powering the computer?

2016-12-18, 22:18 PM

What other way are you refering too? My dock supports power delivery profile 4 (65W) but the laptop doesn't seem to charge.

 

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Re: Thinkpad P70 - Does the USB Type-C port support powering the computer?

2016-12-18, 23:06 PM

Powerr goes from the P70 USB port to devices.  It doesn't get power.  The dock will power 5V USB devices attached to the dock.  Thinkpad P70 needs 20V and either 170W or 230W


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