My laptop has two charging ports, and I don’t know what the heck they are for! Laptop owners can use both of their USB charging ports simultaneously or have a second charger plugged in to charge an extra device. You might also be able to take advantage of one port if you have more than one device that needs charging.
Read this article on why your laptop has multiple USB chargers and how they work with each other so you aren’t stuck using the wrong one.
Is it safe to charge through USB type – C at the same time as charging through provided charger?
It is not safe to charge through USB type – C at the same time as charging through the provided charger. HP recommends using one of the two charging options: the first charger takes precedence and the second charger is ignored, or they share the charging load.
It is safe to charge through USB type – C only up to 60w. HP recommends only using one of the two charging options to be on the safer side.
Will two charging cables charge my laptop twice as quickly?
There is no definitive answer, but it is likely that they will not. Both ports support USB Power Delivery. It does not matter to which port you connect the AC power adapter. One of the USB ports ( 2nd one from the left) does support Thunderbolt 3 too. You’re fine using the most left port to connect the AC power adapter and leaving the other USB-C port available for connecting USB-3 / thunderbolt 3 devices like an external monitor.
It also depends on the type of charger and the laptop. If you are using a standard USB to AC adapter, then it is most likely that the charger will only provide temporary relief from your laptop’s battery drain.
Why Does My Laptop Have Two Charging Ports?
There are two charging ports on the side of the laptop- one for the power adapter and one for a USB cable. The power adapter is in the port closest to the edge of the laptop and plugs into the wall. One of the USB ports supports power delivery, which means that it can charge devices that use USB-C cables. The left port is used to charge the AC adapter and the other USB-C port is only for connecting an external monitor. Both ports support USB Power Delivery. It does not matter to which port you connect the AC power adapter. One of the USB ports ( 2nd one from the left) does support Thunderbolt 3 too.
A laptop usually has one charging port. If you need to charge more than one device at the same time, you can use a USB hub. You can also buy a separate charger for your laptop.
Why does my HP Chromebook have two charging ports?
The HP Chromebook has two charging ports in order to accommodate the different methods of charging that is available. The two charging ports are:
- The USB-C port is used to charge the Chromebook using the new USB-C charger.
- The standard charging port can be used to charge the other Chromebooks using the standard charger.
The HP Chromebook has two charging ports to charge both batteries at the same time. It does not matter which port you use to connect the AC power adapter, one of the USB-C connectors (the most left) supports Thunderbolt 3 too.
The port on the right side is for use with an AC adapter and the port on the left side is for use with a USB cable. When connecting a device to the HP Chromebook’s charging port, make sure that it is properly connected to both ports.
If you are using a USB device and experience problems connecting it, try syncing it first by plugging in your HP Chromebook’s power cord and then syncing your device through its settings menu.
Why does Dell laptop have two charging ports?
Most modern Dell laptops have two charging ports because they support USB Power Delivery. The port that supports Thunderbolt 3 is also available for USB-C devices. Dell laptop uses the USB-C port to charge devices. The other charging port is for power only and can’t be used to charge devices.
Can you charge a Chromebook with both ports?
Chromebooks come with two USB-C charging ports. This allows users to charge the device using either port. Additionally, if one port is being used to power the Chromebook, the other can be used to provide power to another device.
Does Lenovo ThinkPad have two charging ports?
Lenovo ThinkPads come with two charging ports. One is a traditional power port that you would use to charge your laptop from an outlet, and the other is a USB-C port that can be used to charge your laptop or to connect it to other devices. It’s possible that the ThinkPad has two charging ports because it needs them to meet the standards set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).