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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

2018-03-24, 18:54 PM
I bought this charger listed above but it only worked for about 4 weeks before refusing to charge my Lenovo Yoga X1 2nd Gen any further.
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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

2018-03-26, 16:30 PM

I bought this one last summer. I've been using it as my main charger for everything since. Its worked great in both the US and in multiple trips to Europe:  "Anker USB Type-C Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger PowerPort+ 5 USB-C"

 

IMPORTANT:  Dont skimp on the USB-C Cable!  Check what Benson Leung recommends (Google engineer known for checking cables and reviewing what works) and get one of those.

 

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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

2018-03-27, 6:55 AM

The specs on that charger indicate that only 30 watts are available to the USB-C connector. The other 30 watts are for the USB-A ports. So it will work, but will take twice as long to charge the battery as a charger that can deliver a full 60 watts to the USB-C port. The one I mentioned earlier in this thread, for example, supplies a full 60 watts to the USB-C port, and charges my X1Y just as fast as the factory charger. It also has been working for over a year, perfectly.

 

Good advice about the cables; there are some real stinkers available, and 60 watts @ 20v is 3 amps.

 

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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

2018-05-07, 11:43 AM

I haven't had a chance to give it much use yet as I just received my charger and X1 Yoga 3rd mid last week, but I bought the RND 72W Smart Travel Charger that @tvBilly1 recommended and it has worked very well so far.  For travel, it's nice to have something slightly more compact than the Lenovo charger that can also chart several other devices simultaneously.

 

Are there any recommendations for alternatives to Lenovo's car charger that plug into a cigarette lighter type socket?  I checked on Amazon and there don't seem to be many options claiming 20V / 3A (60W) or better output.  The focus is on products that support smart phones and smaller tablets like iPads.  Gearmo, a company I've never heard of, has a USB C PD 75W charger with specs that look promising; it claims to be able to deliver 3A (60W) at 20V.  Gissaral, another company I've never heard of, has a 110W Type C car charger that specifically mentions "Lenovo Yoga" in the compatibility list in one of the product photos and has a user review from a Lenovo user; it claims to be able to deliver 4.5A (90W) at 20V.  Both of these options are a bit on the bulky side, especially the Gissaral, which relies on a pigtail cable to convert a proprietary jack to a USB-C jack.

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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

2018-05-07, 19:34 PM

I've got the Gearmo 60W unit, model GM-UCPDCARB. I've only used it occasionally, but it seems to work fine so far.

 

[EDIT] It lacks any certification symbols on the unit, which makes me nervous, so I keep a close eye on it when I use it.

 

 

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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

2018-06-28, 0:18 AM

I have also purched a charger and 20000 mAh battery pack. Most disappointed to find that neither work with my X1. The charger is a Comsol, rated at 60W with 20v 3A via USBc/PD. The battery pack is a cygnett which has 20V 2.25A output (PD)

So both these appear to have correct output. (according to caspara post)

Any suggestions?

 

And another point: I was hoping that the second ucb c output from the laptop could also charge the battery pack. Which has usb c charging and works (slowly) with a 5V 2.4A charger. But that doesnt work either.

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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

2018-06-28, 15:27 PM
Update: The uncertified unit was making me uneasy leaving it plugged in overnight, so I switched to a Nektech PD575-4UT01, along with cables that have been verified by Benson Leung, the Google engineer who's been checking USB-C cables against specs. It's been a month now and I'm completely happy with the Nektech.
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Re: X1 Yoga (2nd gen) Any 3rd party USB-C chargers?

2018-06-28, 15:32 PM
Check if your cables are fully compliant USB-C cables. A lot of them look legic, but aren't actually wired up for the full power capability. If the cable isn't compliant you'll never get the full power. And you can actually damage your battery and/or laptop (it nearly happened to me). Look for any cable on Amazon verified by Benson Leung as a starting point. https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AFLICGQRF6BRJGH2RRD4VGMB47ZA/ref=cm_cr_othr_d_pdp?ie=UTF8
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