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Dual use of the usb type-c power connector port

Spectre x360-15t Touch laptop
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I charge my computer via the usb type-c power connector since that is the correct way to do it.

 

Obviously my computer has very few ports.  It seems a waste of a port to use it to power my machine.   Isnt there some way to use that port as a usb type-c port, AND, at the same time, use it to power the machine.  

 

Power requires only 2, maybe 3 wires.  Isnt there a way to 'split' the port to allow me to make use of the port as a USB port?

 

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Hi @lairdwh

 

Welcome to the HP Forums!

 

Thank you for posting your query in this forum, it's a great place to find answers.

 

I reviewed your post and I understand that you want to know whether you can split the USB type C port for the power adapter and use it for other devices.

 

Don’t worry, we will work together to resolve this issue and It’s a pleasure to assist you in this regard.

 

You could try using 3rd party adapters or splitters at your own discretion and check whether they work, however, HP doesn't recommend the same nor has information about the same.

 

I hope you understand and you have a great day!

 

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You said : "You could try using 3rd party adapters or splitters at your own discretion and check whether they work."   Ok, but I havent seen such devices in any of my searches.  Have you?

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Hello lairdwh,

 

What you are asking about is a USB C docking station with pass through power charging ability.

HP supposedly limited the charging port on USB C port to no simultaneous charging/device access and also limited the PC to only accept an HP brand charger. (it will take other chargers but supposedly the PC would not run at the same time as charging in such case).

HP said this was to ensure that cheap third party chargers would not damage the computer since USB-C was still new and not well regulated.

 

But another user claims to have found a third party dock that does all this. Take a look at this post... Link here.

I have not used this dock and cannot confirm if it works as claimed on an Spectre X360.

You will have to read the posts and decide for yourself.

 

Sorry I cannot be more specific.

I am a volunteer, not an employee.

 

 

 

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