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1030 G3: can you use non-HP AC adapters

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Will HP elitebooks work with non-HP AC adapters/chargers?


If the laptop needs 65W, will a non-65W charger work?

ie, lower wattage or higher wattage?

(it's ok if it just charges more slowly with a lower wattage charger....)



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Firstly higher wattage is better, the downside is heavier. Secondary I would not take a risk to use third party AC adapters on HP machines. HP new Smart chargers and batteries now can talk to each other.


Other non-HP chargers may work but machines will pump out anoying messages due to NOT COMPATIBLE.


Hope this helps.



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The usb-c power delivery specification provides for a negotiation between the power supply and the device port where the device (your laptop) will 'ask' for specific power needs to power the device and to charge the battery at the same time... the power is determined by the usb standard power profiles which cover a range of 5v (mostly phones) up to 20v and the energy consumed, in amps... The maximum power defined by the standard is 100Watts (20V at 5amps), which is hard to get to with standard usb cales


65Watts is typically provided by supplying 15v at 5 amps (15*5 = 65), but the device may be asking for 60W (20v at 3amps)... the point is that a higher wattage power supply should always work as long as it supplies the power 'asked for' by the device... a lower wattage power supply MAY work, but you may see hiccups when using the laptop, for example, starting multiple apps and using memory and drives can start asking the system for more power than the power supply is supplying


so, beware of what you plug in to a usb-c device that is supplying power

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