07-27-2016 10:21 AM
Would you recommend a good usb c hubs that has a lot of thing and can charge a phone etc.
Ovs we can't charge the laptop through it but will need one that I can connect a few things to the laptop through one port. And then I will just charge it like normal. I need at least to usb 3 and and a micro sd card reader on the hub
Also does any of the hubs work just not the charging part of the hubs
10-16-2016 07:07 PM
HP has recently updated the BIOS to allow third party charger. I do not know if they have lifted the block unconditionally or just for specific brands of third party charger. At least for my Innergie USB type C charger (http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/accessories/innergie-powergear-usb-c-45) I can now charge while using it. Previously, the Spectre system will detect a third party charger when I power on, and block the charging.
10-31-2016 01:14 PM
I'd really like to know more about this update as well. Everything I've read to date has been about HP fully blocking non-HP products. Is there a firmware revision history that we can look at that describes the changes exactly?
10-31-2016 07:32 PM
- Expands support for the USB Type-C adaptor. - Provides enhanced BIOS password security. - Provides enhanced panel brightness when the panel is in power saving mode.
its working for me. I bought the innergie charger in June, days after I got the spectre and I couldn't charge using it. now I can charge without any warning message pops up. I can't say for other third party charger, but innergie one works well for me now.
11-01-2016 07:45 AM
Thanks for sharing this info. I really wish that HP would be clearer with exactly what they have and haven't enabled here. It seems like the only way for me to be sure that they've fully unrestricted that USB-C port is to just buy one and find out. It's frustrating that they're not clearly announcing the change they're making to this policy.