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NathanH4
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X1 Carbon (5th gen) power source compatibility

We have an office full of X1 Carbon Gen 2-4, we recently purchased a X1 Carbon (5th Gen) and the power source has changed to USB C.

 

Is there a power adapter/converter that would allow the Gen 5 to be powered by chargers compatible with earlier generations or vice versa?

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Re: X1 Carbon (5th gen) power source compatibility

No.  The USB-C power delivery process involves a negotiation between the computer (or other device) and the adapter.  The same adapter can charge a 5V phone or a 20V laptop.  (also 9V or 15V)  If the adapter and computer cannot negotiate correctly, no charging will occur.  My USB-C charger will charge my thinkpad or my cell phone, but not my other laptops.


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Gcap74
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Re: X1 Carbon (5th gen) power source compatibility

Why is Lenovo trying so hard to alienate its business users.  Many companies cant just replace all laptops at once and the constant changing of power sources and docking options makes it impossible to provide working solutions for people who travel between offices!  Now I need to buy a new power supply for every single desk in my organization so that the users who get THIS generation of cabron can plug in at a desk when they travel.  This is a Thinkpad... its designed for business and corporate use.... yet once again I am looking at having to change my entire infrastructure to support the new laptop since this and the previous generation cannot share something as simple as POWER.  I have been a loyal Thinkpad user for 15 years... but its time to look at HP I think.  

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Re: X1 Carbon (5th gen) power source compatibility

I find it difficult also, but that seems the direction for the whole industry.


Rich


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