HP Elite X2 1012 Discussion Thread

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  1. HJK

    HJK Scribbler - Standard Member

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    $300?!?!? That's way too rich for my blood. Thanks for sharing, though.
    Anyone have anything else in the <$50 range?
     
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  2. HJK

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    I'm a bit confused by how this all works. In theory, should this pack charge my X2 1012 G1 if I connect it with a USB-C cable?
    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-PowerC...d=1542422668&sr=8-6&keywords=power+bank+usb+c

    I can't find the voltage. I think it's 3.6. Is there a minimum voltage I need to charge the X2? And should any USB to USB type C cable work?
    I may just buy it and give it a try. But if anyone can assure me it won't work, I won't bother.
     
  3. Kilted

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    Usb-c Power Delivery (PD) has several voltages and current outputs. The Sherpa 100AC supports the current definitions of USB-C PD.

    https://www.goalzero.com/shop/sherpa-power-banks-and-accessories/sherpa-100ac-power-bank/
    The Sherpa 100AC delivers; USB-C PD ports (input/output): 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 20V up to 3A (60W max), regulated

    The devices negotiates what voltage and what current your X2 G1 wants and the power bank delivers it.

    If there is a mismatch the X2 G1 will not charge.

    A quick look at the X2 G1 specs it "should work".

    Hp has USB-C power banks also: http://www8.hp.com/h20195/V2/GetPDF.aspx/4aa7-0853enw

    --Kilted
     
  4. Kilted

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    To answer the other question. No the Anker power bank you liked to will NOT charge your
    X2 G1 computer.

    Looking at the Specs on Anker:
    High-speed-Charging Technology: Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device. Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported.

    This spec is for fast charging on smartphones and tablets.

    To charge your X2 G1, G2, G3 you need a power bank that supports USB-C PD (Power Delivery) spec as mentioned in previous post.

    Looking at Anker website they do not have a USB-C PD power bank.

    Ravpower has two:
    https://www.ravpower.com/t/usb-c-pd-powerbank.html

    BUT it looks like not enough power output at 30 watts. The X2 G1 power spec's say 45 watts needed. It may charge with system off.

    That is why I bought the Sherpa 100AC. Charges X2 directly, fast charges my phone - wired, wireless charges my phone and has an AC inverter for others. It is also the max capacity for airline carry on. I also bought the 28 watt solar panel.

    For AC charging the Sherpa100AC I use the same AC travel power supply that came with my X2 G2.

    --Kilted
     

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