Docking Station and Charging Question

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Mulberryplacethink328, Sep 14, 2021.

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  1. I am getting a Razer Blade 14 (2021) next week and my intention to replace my current desktop computer with this new laptop. In doing so, I need to get a dock capable of handling my peripherals and monitors and have come across a couple of options that will fit the requirement. The only problem that I can see, is that these 2 docks I am looking at offer either 85w or 100w of charging to the laptop with no way to turn off the dock charging capability to the laptop.
    My question is, will it harm the computer if I connect the provided power brick to the laptop at the same time I connect the dock (that possibly could be trying to charge the laptop at the same time)? I like to play games and know that attaching the power brick to the laptop will provide the necessary power for the computer to perform well in games.
    I have searched the web for the answer and have only come across vague responses that suggest that make me doubt my attempt of getting rid of the desktop.
     
  2. joikansai

    joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    On current electronics devices the battery will stop charging once it fully charged including the blade so it won’t harm the laptop. Only don’t do anything intensive like gaming if you are only use 100 watt charging from the dock since it’ll drains the battery and keep it being charging as result it might harm the battery for operating hotter on that circumstance, but if you use the 230 watt power adapter to keep it full it’ll be fine.
     
  3. alexvelaro

    alexvelaro New Member

    Could someone please provide some clarity here.

    If I have a RZ09-0409CE53-R3U1, Razer Advanced 2021 which requires 230 Watts, utilizing it fully for things like Photoshop, Gaming etc. and need to rely on the Nvidia card it seems like the Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock won't sustain at 90W. So if I'm purchasing something to go back and forth to work:

    Would I need to purchase a Thunderbolt Dock along with an additional 230 Watt power adapter?

    Do I have to worry about the Dock charging via the connection (USB-c) and the 230 W power adapter plugged in at the same time?

    Are there any alternative solutions / accessories or does Razer plan on coming out with a Thunderbolt 4 Dock (230 W version - realizing the USB-c has power limits) that would support the demands of these higher powered laptops?
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2021
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