Anyone know of a power brick that can output 12v/3A (for Elite X2)?

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  1. Ispcolohost

    Ispcolohost Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Curious if anyone knows of a portable power brick that can charge an Elite X2, given it needs 12v/3A over USB-C. Found some big ones on Amazon that support similar amperage but not the matching voltage.

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  2. Bajax

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    The X2 doesn't specifically need 3A. Having a 12v supply is all that matters. 3A will let you charge at full speed, but it will still be able to power itself, if not charge, from less.

    Here are a couple I own that I know work:
    Innergie PowerGear USB-C 45 45W Laptop Adapter - White
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0188PAD00/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    The most versatile charger I've gotten. With both of its cords it gets a little bulky for a messenger bag. It charges full speed.

    ORICO 24W USB Type-C Single Port Wall Charger with USB PD Function for MacBook, Smartphone, Tablet and Laptop - Whole White (TSM-1U)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KSYVX62/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    This one is a little slower (~1% per minute at 75% brightness) but it's small and light, and you can swap the cable to charge non-usb-c devices.

    IOGEAR USB-C Docking Station with Power Delivery (GUD3C01)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FSTNT82/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I know you didn't ask for this, but I think it's a great thing for people to know about. This works *great* with my Elite X2. This is the only dock I've tried that really lets you live the dream of single-cable docking. Works great with the new MacBook Pro too.
     
  3. Ispcolohost

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    Sorry for confusion, I was meaning brick as in portable power pack / battery.
     
  4. Keith C

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    I thought you were referring to power bank too.. however, I can see why it can be confused with the ac charger as both look like a brick... I am looking for the same solution too. I have a samsung tab pro s and it can be charged with most battery pack I have. After buying a x2, upgraded it with a 1 tb 960 ssd, plug in my battery pack, hmm.. not working. any help here is appreciated.
     
  5. jhax01

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    It seems there's something else in play as well. I have a 12V external battery pack that supports up to 4.5A but it still won't charge the Elite X2. :-/ Super annoying I have to say...
     
  6. Ispcolohost

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    Hmm, which battery do you have? I've been unsuccessful at finding any that put out 12v on a USB-PD / Type C port.
     
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  8. Ispcolohost

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    Ah, yep, I think USB-PD negotiation is a requirement, even though it will only negotiate one voltage.
     
  9. jhax01

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    I ordered one of these - https://mosorganizer.com/mos-go

    It is supposed to support the PD negotiation and has a 12V 2A charging profile listed. I wish it was bigger than 12,000mah, but I travel a lot so if it works, I'll take anything I can get.
     
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    And of course, after I ordered the MOS Go battery, I find this one - https://www.qi-infinity.com/collections/powerbanks/products/38000mah-macbook

    Doesn't explicitly talk about USB-PD, but in the description it says it supports 12V/3A on the USB - C output.
     
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