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USB-C Charging?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by samsamdar, May 22, 2016.

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  1. Obviously the Blade Stealth has it, but it was never made clear if the Blade 14 2016 supports it or not. It theoretically should support it as it has Thunderbolt 3, right? Can anybody confirm whether or not the Blade 14 2016 has it or not? Thanks.
     
  2. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    The 2016 blade does not support thunderbolt 3 charging. Watch Dave 2 D's review of it, he tested it.
     
  3. Brastic

    Brastic Active Member

    It should support it, but it looks like it does not.
     
  4. SladeNoctis

    SladeNoctis Member

    Which is weird since, the Dell XPS 15 supports it and takes about the same amount of wattage to charge. Also that probably means that using the Core is going to need two cables unless Razer put a wattage check on the Blade's port to only allow high wattage charging.

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  5. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    Not sure I understand this. The Blade has a barrel connector charger, and the Core comes with it's own power cable.

    The Blade Stealth can be charged via the Core, of course, but the Blade cannot and thus retains its own power connection.
     
  6. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    He probably meant that if B2016 would have supported USB-C charging there would be no need in the second cable the way it is in RBS.
     
  7. reloader-1

    reloader-1 Well-Known Member

    The wattage check part is what I was confused about.
     
  8. JETcoolCoolBlack681

    JETcoolCoolBlack681 Active Member

    Yeah, so B2016 and XPS15 both have a power supply of more than 100 Watts, but only XPS15 can charge from USB-C input. XPS15 also has a barrel connector.
     
  9. SladeNoctis

    SladeNoctis Member

    The Dell XPS 15 uses a barrel power connector like the B2016, but it allows charging via is usb type c port as well which is also a thunderbolt port. In theory the B2016 should have the same functionality. The only reason why I mentioned the wattage check is because the XPS 15 has a setting in the bios that checks for lower wattage charger and allows you to use it to charge the battery. I have a 60w charger from my Chromebook Pixel that I used to charge my XPS 15 but I can't with the B2016. I'm guessing the B2016 is set to only use higher wattage chargers like the Razer Core since its USB type C cable can output 160w.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2016
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