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Briansol

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no, the chain is

wall - laptop (usbc power) - 2nd usb-c out to monitor (no power cord needed for the display)

the monitor then has a usb hub to charge a phone, etc from the monitor outputs.
Well, this didn't work at all like i thought it would.

power cord is plugged in. Either i'm doing something stupid or it's not actually a feature on this one despite usb c.

this article from benq implies that it is possible, so it must be me.

I regret not getting the ultrawide at this point honestly. The resolution without 200% zoom is useless, so i'm basically running 1080p anyway.
 

TurboMirage

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i know that alot of power delivery docks require a separate power source... we have ones that do 3 screens and power delivery. they have their own AC adapter but REQUIRE a source for the stupid PD. so a usb-c "charger" into the dock, then it does PD to the screen.

what is your laptop? i can try to figure out a configuration that works for you.
 

Briansol

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read the manual (hands in man card....)

chris was right (hands in man card again....)

USB-C connection Transmits digital video and audio signals from your PC to the monitor. Note • PD(Power Delivery) and DP Alternate Mode(DP over USB-C) are supported via USB-C Port. • Features may not work properly depending on the connected device’s specifications and the environment. • USB-C port is not for the Monitor Power source but for a PC power source. Connect Adapter to supply power to the Monitor
 

Briansol

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Thinking on it more, it actually makes a ton of sense. The monitor isn't mobile. Leave that plugged in all the time, keep the laptop power cord in the messenger bag for travel/etc. To power up, just connect to a monitor as if its the dock.
 

Briansol

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that looks nice!

65w power delivery wouldn't run my laptop though lol
chris was right again. fuck.

It's charging the laptop, but windows is throwing a warning saying it's a slow charger, use a better power source.

let's see if it can keep me at 100% the rest of the day.
 

TurboMirage

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what is the output on your brick? and what machine?

HP doesn't usually whine about PD, but using less watts charger it has a fit. my omen will only use a 150 or larger (YES, laptops can have 200w now) however my wife's elitebook g3 will work with 65, 150, etc.
 

TurboMirage

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ok so that could be like 40 different laptops. but i'm thinking it's 130w
 

E_SolSi

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That XPS is generally going to have a 130w power brick

Most of your "hub monitors" are not going to have enough output

Will likely need to either plug in power brick and the display connector, or a real dock like the wd22 or wd19 with a 180w power brick (laptop will see about 150w of that dock eats about 30w)
 
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