Why two power ports on a budget laptop??
#8
Hmm. That's a new definition of simpler Smile

All's I knows is that in five decades I can think of exactly two barrel jacks that have failed due to severe mechanical stresses. I can think of barrel plug power supplies that failed because the cord got chewed by an animal, or the transformer played fuse because there wasn't one (this was pre made-in-China, so no fires). But I have to replace a device every few years due to USB socket failure, and a power supply every few months due to USB plug failure. Mind you I only have one USB-C jack and only two USB-C plugs, and I haven't even used them yet. I think USB-C might be improved over all the other variants I have to use. But history screams otherwise, and I fully expect that by the time I've had to give in and start really using USB-C, USB-E will be the new thing.

Yes, you can plug in a USB-C the wrong way. I learnt this by reading the technical specifications.


Messages In This Thread
RE: Why two power ports on a budget laptop?? - by KC9UDX - 08-03-2020, 01:03 PM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Alternative Power supply options gallomimia 12 11,658 08-16-2022, 09:14 PM
Last Post: cypresstwist
  PBP booting but stops at flashing power led jonasd 4 57 08-16-2022, 01:43 PM
Last Post: jonasd
  keyboard and usb ports not working slig 3 935 02-15-2022, 10:12 AM
Last Post: wdt
  Blinking red light for charger, no power-on bifo 11 7,333 11-30-2021, 01:37 PM
Last Post: wdt
  power on PBP if your keyboard is dead? stozi 0 636 11-29-2021, 01:55 PM
Last Post: stozi
  Motherboard malfunction - a possible warning about power supplies mjc 8 3,590 07-28-2021, 01:04 PM
Last Post: mjc
  Increasing the maximum power draw dsimic 12 11,422 06-11-2021, 10:34 AM
Last Post: dsimic
Question UK Power Supply Feakster 11 12,180 02-09-2021, 12:30 PM
Last Post: dieselnutjob
  Pinebook Pro Dock Power Requirements calinb 9 7,729 12-16-2020, 09:24 AM
Last Post: dsimic
  Auto-wake behavior when external power is connected diodelass 7 6,692 12-05-2020, 01:19 AM
Last Post: dsimic

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)