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# 251035 5-Jun-2019 18:33
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Been looking all over the net and can’t seem to get a good idea if it’s possible.
Will this.....
http://swiss-mobility.com/powerpacks/powerpack-18000
charge this....
https://www.asus.com/nz/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-ZenBook-Flip-S-UX370UA/Tech-Specs/
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  # 2252285 5-Jun-2019 18:36
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Nope. You need a battery with a USB C PD port.

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  # 2252299 5-Jun-2019 18:56
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I have this and it works great:
https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/BAPCYG71117/Cygnett-CY2220PBCHE-USB-Type-C-20000mAh-Power-Bank

You can get a bigger one too:
https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/cygnett/cygnett-chargeup-pro-27000mah-power-bank/361660/





 
 
 
 


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  # 2252302 5-Jun-2019 18:58
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something like an Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD should work


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  # 2252304 5-Jun-2019 19:02
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i would be careful with any powerbank over 26800mah as it puts you over 100Wh and may be confiscated when traveling




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  # 2252310 5-Jun-2019 19:23
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Thanks for the suggestions above guys. All look great but out of budget, unfortunately.

 

I may look for a compact travel charger. The one that came with the machine is set up in my home office in a way that it's a pain in the arse to unroute it each time I travel, 3 times a month.

 

For some reason, I tried several times to reply via quoting on the above posts but it didn't work. Odd?

 

 


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  # 2252324 5-Jun-2019 19:55
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Dicksmith/Kogan sells one 26800 PD battery pack (kogan branded) for 59 + shipping. From the spec it seems to be quite capable of doing all the USB PD 3.0 voltages.

 

 

 

You can also get a 20000mah Xiaomi one from aliexpress if you prefer a branded one.


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  # 2252392 5-Jun-2019 21:02
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Simple answer is yes you can - but charging laptops via USB-C can be a little complex. The charger you linked will not work.

 

Any charger needs to be USB-C PD (some cheaper USB-C chargers and power banks may have USB-C but lack Power Delivery). It also needs to support a 19V/20V PD power profile to work. As an example there are USB-C chargers and powerbanks out there that will output a maximum of 30W PD which means they will supports 5V/9V/12V/15W to a maximum of 15W @ 2A (30W) but such a device will not power many laptops that need 19V/20V to work such as yours.

 

My HP Elitebook as an example needs 20V @ 2.25A (45W) PD to charge and will fast charge with 65W (20V @ 3.25A). Some Chromebooks only need 15V PD to work.

 

I have one of these Omars powerbanks https://www.amazon.com/Omars-Portable-Delivery-Compatible-Nintendo/dp/B07CMLVR6C that outputs 20V @ 2.25A (45W) which charges my ELitebook. It would also charge your laptop.

 

The Cygnett charger linked above is the same device, I also have a 10,000 Omars with USB-C but it only outputs 15W PD. Cygnett also sell this same OEM unit with their branding.

 

Just be aware if you're going to invest in a high capacity powerbank you'll also need to invest in a high quality charger for it. It takes a long time to charge a 20,000 mAh battery pack unless you're feeding it with a USB-C PD charger. Try and charge a 20,000 mAh unit like the Omars / Cygnett with a regular charger and you'll be looking at around 15 hours to charge it.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2252397 5-Jun-2019 21:17
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You need a powerbank that has a USB-c port and says it offers power delivery (PD) at 30watts or more.

 

Most USB-PD powerbanks are aimed at phones and only charge with a max of 18w, they will charge your laptop very slowly and only when it is turned off. Not recommended.

 

Higher wattages will charge your laptop faster if it is able to (Your laptops charger is 45w USB-PD).

 

I use this for my laptop: https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/accessories/portable-power-banks/smaak-smkpb-vt-qc20-voltage-20100mah-notebook-power-bank-black/prod169664.html

 

You can use your laptop charger to charge the powerbank via usb-c PD.

 

If your looking at buying a new plug-in charger you're also looking for the same requirements (USB c charger with USB-PD at 30w or more). I use this https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SURMBE1036/mbeat-MB-CHGR-PD45-Gorilla-Power-45W-USB-C-Power-D

 

Hope that helps.


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  # 2252620 5-Jun-2019 22:27
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zezayer:

 

You need a powerbank that has a USB-c port and says it offers power delivery (PD) at 30watts or more.

 

 

OP will probably need a 45W powerbank. A 30W charger or powerbank will only deliver a 15V PD profile at best (15V @ 2A), and won't deliver a 19V / 20V PD profile. It's unlikely their laptop will power up on something that only delivers a 15V PD profile.

 

 


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