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matss
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Charging X1 Carbon 6th Gen with Phone charger

Hi,

I am receiving my X1 Carbon 6th Gen next week.

 

I am wondering if I will be able to charge it using my phone charger?

It is a PD charger and outputs 30W, up to 20V at 1.5A.

 

EDIT: My powerbank can output up to 12V at 1.5A, will this also work?

 

Thanks in advance,

Mats

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Re: Charging X1 Carbon 6th Gen with Phone charger

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on getting a new X1 Carbon 6th gen.

 

Your phone charger may work since it's PD compatible. My concern is that it provides only 30W. The X1C6 ships with either a 45W or 65W charger depending on the model. Even if a 30W charger works, it may not be powerful enough to recharge the system while it's in use or may take a very long time to do so.

 

The powerbank won't work since it's not PD compatible.

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Re: Charging X1 Carbon 6th Gen with Phone charger

Thanks for explaining!
I will most likely carry the default charger anyway, was just thinking it might save me in a pinch.
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Re: Charging X1 Carbon 6th Gen with Phone charger


@matss wrote:
Thanks for explaining!
I will most likely carry the default charger anyway, was just thinking it might save me in a pinch.

I purchased a spare charger for my X1C6. I carry it in the same bag as the system so I don't forget it.

 

But before you do that, try the PD charger that you have now. It's possible that 30W is enough to recharge your X1C6. If not, and you buy a 45W or 65 Lenovo charger then it should be able to also recharge your smartphone, i.e. you will only need to carry one charger when you travel with both devices.

 

[Or, since the X1C6 has two PD compatible USB-C ports, you could charge the X1C6 with its charger and simultaneously the smartphone by plugging it into the second USB-C port on the X1C6. Make sure that the USB-C to USB-C cable is also PD compatible, e.g. Amazon.com: WGGE Metal USB C 3.1 Type-C to USB C 3.1 Type-C Cable.]

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Re: Charging X1 Carbon 6th Gen with Phone charger

I have this Nomad USB-C cable, It doesn't specify PD on the web page as far as I Can see, but it is a 100W 3.1 gen 2 cable, so I would imagine it's fine? I use it for data transfers and recharging my phone so I have to carry it anyway.

Might end up buying a 65W charger that has a removable output so I can use my own cable (if I can find one).

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