Questions tagged [usb-pd]

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How can I view the max wattage of my usbcpd port of my laptop?

I have a Lenovo laptop with one of the USB C 3.2 gen 2 ports labeled as USB-PD, and I'm wondering what it is rated for. Based on some Googling it seems that USB 3.1 PD ports support up to 240 watts, ...
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Understanding bidirectional power of Laptops with USB-C charging

So I've deeply read into the USB-PD system. I've looked at many pinouts of the Type-C port. I've realized: when you can charge the device through this port - how can it power regular USB devices? I am ...
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Why do PD charging ports sometimes only support 65 watts and above devices (but not devices with less than 65 watts)?

E.g., this laptop's specifications state (mirror) (MSI GS76 laptop): PD charging port only supports 65W watts and above devices (e.g. adapter, powerbank). Why do PD charging ports sometimes only ...
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Can a USB C PD connection kill USB A port?

I wanted to debug an Android-based device (not a cell phone), and connected its USB C port to my computer's USB A port using a cable with USB C connector on one end and a USB A connector on another ...
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Thunderbolt 3: Can I get "Power Delivery" *output* on a TB3 hub/chip?

tl;dr: read title. Thunderbolt 3 hubs often have a "power delivery" port (alt: usb-c port that may support usb-pd). Are they input only, or also output, or 'maybe, good luck getting the ...
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Can I see how much power my laptop is drawing from a USB-C PD source?

I've got a few USB-C chargers that can deliver power via USB-PD; a 65W charger, a 100W charger, and a hub that advertises "PD Passthrough". My laptop accepts up to 100W, which is why I'm ...
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If I have two Windows machines with USB-C power, can I use one as a power source for the other?

I have two laptops; each has a USB-C port that accepts a 65W power supply, both running Windows 10. Say I have laptop A fully-charged, and laptop B is nearly dead. I'd like to plug laptop A into B ...
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What can a program find out about a USB-C cable attached to the computer?

I plug an unknown USB-C cable into my computer. Theoretically, could a program read information about that cable? In particular: What version of USB it supports: 2.0, 3.1, etc. Whether it supports ...
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Charge laptop with USB PD at 20V even if it draws less than 45W?

I want the possibility to charge my Laptop (19V/3.42A, Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G) from a power bank. Since my laptop only has the ordinary barrel power connector but power banks usually come with a USB-C ...
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Reversing the direction of USB PD charging on Windows 10

If I connect my USB PD power bank to my Android phone (which also supports USB PD) I am given the option to charge the power bank from my phone or vice versa. This is, of course, one of the standout ...
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How to detect what wattage that my Windows laptop is receiving via USB-PD?

I don't know too much about USB-PD. I understood that USB-PD requires negotiation between the charger and the receiver. So probably my Windows laptop (Dell XPS 9570) should be able to know the current ...
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Is it safe to insert USB-C charger into a laptop that does not support charging via USB-C?

Say, there's a laptop with USB-C port, its specs don't mention support for USB Power Delivery, but some pages on the Internet say that a laptop may support USB charging even when it isn't specified. ...
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Can a higher power-rated USB-C PD power adapter be used to charge a PD device if power specs at least meet or exceed the device requirements?

Quite simply, can I use my new 65w Dell USB-C PD power adapter, that I use for my bigger laptop, to charge my smaller USB-C PD devices such as a tablet. The tablet supposedly charges at a PD rate of ...
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Is it safe to try charging my laptop with a USB-C PD charger that has less wattage than recommended?

I have a Thinkpad x270 and read that I can charge it using USB C Power Delivery and that it draws 45W. I also have a 36W USB C charger. What would happen if I combined those two?
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Is there a way to use USB 3.1 charger to charge 2.0-based devices?

I have a USB 3.1 charger supporting power delivery and quick charge technologies. Since it has a 3.1 socket, are there any adapters that would let me use that socket to plug in a regular micro-usb ...
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Do many desktop and laptop computers provide 10W or more over USB?

As far as I understand, USB defines two additional power-related standards - Battery Charging and Power Delivery. Both of these allow for current above the standard 500mA with 5V, and PD offers higher ...
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Why is charging mobile devices via USB so slow?

I'm developing apps so I have often a mobile device connected sometimes the battery just drains out and I'm wondering why this is happening. I was thinking about why is there no USB hub with Quick ...
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