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03-13-2017 01:20 PM
Thanks for replying so quickly! I was looking at that one too and for the exact same purpose as you are using it. Out of curiosuty does it actually charge the machine while it is in use, or just maintain and only charge when the machine is sleeping?
03-13-2017 01:33 PM
Using a lower wattage adapter shouldn't ever harm the machine by just being lower wattage. It MAYBE will harm the adapter, but that's only if it's not well designed (lacking heat and/or current limiting) or if it is consistantly being asked to work at maximum load over a long period of time. In the end, you just end up charging slower, or not at all, depending on how much the machine needs at the time (hence my question above).
03-13-2017 01:35 PM
Hopefully the USB-C power negotations will keep it in check. I wish HP would validate it as an option that won't damage either unit or void the warranty since they obviously don't have the correct power adapter for sale yet (which is INCREDIBLY DUMB)
03-13-2017 03:04 PM
yes it does charge the Spectre while in use.
I bought this charger from HP because I guessed that the Spectre would check what was plugged in (since it is USB-C). I read somewhere in Amazon that another no name charger did not work.
05-11-2017 11:05 PM
05-12-2017 08:22 AM
I'm almost wondering if I should just buy a 45W or 60W charger and use that as my daily charger and use the 90W one for travel.
Isn't repeated high energy charging bad for Lithium Ion batteries? Even Tesla suggests to not constantly subject their battery packs to constant and sustained high energy charging and those battery packs have vastly great thermal management than a laptop battery.
is there any harm I can cause by using a 45W or 60W USB C charger to charge a Spectre x360 15? If the answer is no, I think a lower watt charger is likely better for the longevity of the battery.
05-12-2017 11:36 AM