HP's USB-c charger lock crisis explained

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  1. tlchiam

    tlchiam Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I have an HP Elite x2. I tried it with the Finsix DART with USB-C cable and it does not seem to work. I'm not sure if there's a problem with the charger, the (proprietary) cable or that the tablet is not compatible. Anyone has experience with this combination? Thanks
     
  2. NeoMatrixJR

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    The Dart web page has a compatibility checker and even says the Elite x2 is locked and incompatible.....
     
  3. Hank

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    could you tell me which bios version that you used and works with apple's 29W Type-C charger?

    Anyone know whether this will also works with Spectre X2 (2016) ?
     
  4. Dexeaur

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    Hey everyone, got a Spectre x360 13 inch laptop with the dual thunderbolt 3 on the right and x1 usb 3A on the left. It's a I7 U7500 model. Is there ANY powerbank that will charge it?

    I'm more than happy to buy another hp charger but its the portable power which I'm keen on as well.

    Any ideas?
     
  5. pavelbul

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    Check this video -
    Based on it, there is no problem charging 13" Spectre x360 with e.g. RavPower 26800 PD powerbank. Any Power Delivery powerbank should work therefore (there are few, but they exist)
     
  6. Josh Jones

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    I bought the J5Create Charging bridge to use with the Dart and it works perfectly as it somehow defeats the HP block. You can get the bridge at https://www.bestbuy.com/site/j5crea...ffcode=pg199014&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2.
     
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    Hi,
    is Pavilion x2 12 USBC still crippled? I saw there are some BIOS updates. I thinking of ordering one from sell out.
     
  8. thunderbolt3

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    Yes, it is still crippled like in the beginning. Only Hp chargers work for charging. Worse than that, docking (simultatious charging and usb 3.0) does not even work with HP's own Docking stations. Dissapointing! Do not buy Pavilion X2 12!
     
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    Hi there, I recently bought an HP Pavilion X2 tablet 2in1 and since this was a replacement option for a previous tablet that was faulty, I did not get much chance to review it prior to purchasing it. I found that no battery pack that I own (10 to 20000 mAh variants) charge it. Neither do car chargers, be it regular 1-2A ones or Qualcomm's 3A fast chargers. That's a big bummer as the whole point is to be able to use the tablet away from an outlet, and although the battery life is decent, travelling is the main reason I bought it, and not being able to use external battery packs makes no sense. I've read this thread and while I have no issue with the provided charger, why am I unable to use external batteries?
     
  10. FZelle

    FZelle Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    USB-C PD has nothing todo with anything you seem to imply.
    No, it is not 5V, no it has nothing todo with QC or any other thing that works with phones. ( QC 4 will be compatible to PD )

    PD can deliver up to 60 watt over usb to be able to drive a notebook, and because it can do that in various ways
    there is a negotiation protocol on the lines that determines what the consumer wants to get.
    If this isn't handled by the powersupply, then no usb-c device will use it for charging.
    Most devices need between 12V and 21V and 2A-3A.

    So if you need a powersupply get one with powerdelivery and a compatibility list for your device.
    The same goes for a battery, Anker for ex. has one with PD.
     
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