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Power bank / portable charger and X1C (6th gen)

Q: Power bank / portable charger and X1C (6th gen)

Has anyone tried this or have a story to tell about power banks?My relatively new X1C does quite poorly on battery if I'm doing real work, e.g. compiling and running apps with Visual Studio & SQL Server. Fiddling with the battery settings doesn't make that much of a difference so I thought why not carry a brick with me when on the road? I'm just starting to look into it but real stories from real users are just so much better than generic 'reviews' or hidden adverts that have become all too commonplace in the last few years.





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Hi,just wondering if it is possible to charge my P 50 using a portable power pack whilst camping etc?Ideally, one that doesn't require my 170w, slim tip charger; but a solution of any sort would be great. I had in mind a powerpack which could service my laptop, as well as phones, USB devices and so on; but all my searching has led to dead ends.Electrics aren't my forte, so any advice appreciated, Cheers angus.

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Has anyone tried to charge the Yoga 910 with a USB-C power bank or a USB-C car charger? does it work?

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When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts button white light blinking my laptop model inspiron n5010
I tried all the steps like removing the battery and unplugged the charger and holds the power button for 30 second and reconnect no change.

A:When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts blinking

Hi ZMR 1986,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
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Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Well herro there :3, Anyways YO 8D

Im looking about for a portable charger for my TabletPC (Fujitsu Lifebook T4215) and yeah i know it's old but It works pretty well i will say abeit one big problem it has

It has HORRIFIC Battery life as in i can charge it to the full 4 bars of it's battery and it'll be smoked in about 15-20 mins, I've also got the power settings to near low (The CPU's clocking at 1GHZ now rather than 2GHZ (it's a core2duo t7200 btw) and the screens as dim as can be (I like my screens dim since i love the dark ^^) and since im wanting to travel about with it to my art studio that will kind of not suffice, and also i want to use it for enjoyment like while traveling and such.

So effectively the device i kinda want is to say a portable powerstation, And it'd be cool if it lasted upto per say 3 1/2 hours + from fully charged to near empty And as optionals too it could support nya other two laptops (Lenovo G550 and Acer Aspire 5742) And wouldn't cost me a fortune, 70? would be pretty good, But i also want quality too as this is likely to have some usage to it too.

I don't want the answer "Oh just buy a new tablet" cause i've had that thrown at me and i Don't want to invest money into ANOTHER tablet when i only just bought this one a number of months ago ^^; X),

As said the rest of it's good just not that end, And i'd also rather not take the thing with getting a new battery for it, so Pretty much as the title states, Best portable charger for und... Read more

A:Best portable Laptop charger out there for under 70.00£

Hi there

Another possibly better option is to get an AC inverter which you can run from a Car battery -- 12 V DC input ---220 V AC output (as you said 70 GBP I assume UK so electricity supply there (when it's actually working !!) like rest of W/N/E Europe is 220 V not 120 V). This way you can charge the laptop while driving , use the laptop "out in the field" ON MAINS !! and being a 220 V AC you could plug in two other laptops at the same time - I wouldn't actually USE 3 laptops at the same time though on the inverter as you mighty find the Car battery would run down fairly quickly.

(Charging 2 and using one would be fine though).


Here are a load of 150 W one's -- from around 12 GBP to 40 GBP well under your budget --- and to use just plug the inverter into the car cigar lighter socket and your laptop into the standard AC outlet.

Enc pic as well as a link since some people might not know what an "Inverter" is given the lack of any sort of Engineering knowledge these days in Schools etc.

This is the one I use the BESTEK (pic shown) -- as it's 300 W output and even has 2 USB slots for charging USB devices like mobile phones which charge via USB slot (not USB mini==>micro adapters are also available). I have a decent battery in my car so the 300W is fine for me.

Costs 25 GBP and I use a 3 pin ==> European 2 pin adapter as the UK has its 3 pin rather non standard system.

For more choiceslook at the link


Amazon.co.uk: 12v car inverter.... Read more

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I have a Yoga 720 model 81C3000LUS.  Can I use a portable charger to charge it? Would this work to charge my Yoga?https://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Portable-26800mAh-Recharged-Nintendo/dp/B01LRQDAEI/or do I need this one that looks like it has 45w output as opposed to 30w for the above one?https://www.amazon.com/Jackery-SuperCharge-Portable-19200mAh-Delivery/dp/B0791BCKCS If not, is there something else like this that would work?

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Hello, I have a quick question about charging the Xps 15 with a portable charger. The one I have in mind is called ''AUKEY 30000mAh Portable Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 & USB C '' and here is the link to the item: www.amazon.ca/.../ref=ox_sc_act_title_1This portable charger has the usb-c port and I want to connect it to the laptop's usb-c to charge. Do you guys know if I can do that? Thank you in advance!

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I purchased the Anker PowerCore + 20100 USB-C charger in order to be able to charge my laptop at school without the need for the included powercable or a wall outlet. When I plug the included USB-c cable into the corresponding port it displays the message "For full performance, connect to a higher capacity power adapter" (HP system information) . Is there a way that I can get this to go away and charge via the PowerCore, or is that not possible? Also not really sure what board I should have put this in but oh well

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Im after a portable charger for my Chromebook 11 G4...anyone have any suggestions as to a  suitable product? Thanks

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Hi, I have a 1st gen x1 carbon, type 3460 (model 34601w9). I'd like to get a backup battery/charger to use when I'm working outside/off-site. I tried reading through the user guide and looking for compatability info but I am not finding it easily. Any recommendations on products that would be compatible? And/or, what I could look for when looking at external laptop battery packs? I believe the physical charger thing that goes in my computer is called a USB C though not totally sure. Rectangular, yellow tip. Thanks,Eliot

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Hi, I have a portable universal laptop battery charger (13200mAh/48.8Wh) that I brought a while ago. Recently I've purchased a new Sony laptop and on the power brick it says Output 10.5V 4.3A and the portable charger has output 12V 16V 19V/2A. What would happen if I use it for my new laptop?
Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Portable laptop charger

Because you would be supplying an over voltage to the charging circuit, it may likely cause damage to the motherboard.
 

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I'm looking around for a universal li-ion portable laptop charger for my samsung series 9 laptop. Is it true that as long the output current and voltage is same or above the original charger it should be fine?
Also the connector tip of the orignial charger is of size 4.0mm/1.7mm diameter, does this mean as long as the universal charger has this tip size (even if it says 4.0mm/1.7mm designed for HP Netbook) it would work?
 

A:Portable battery charger for laptop?

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Does anyone know what model or type of adaptor I can purchase for my Dell Inspiron 13-7368 laptop for the power inlet so that I connect onto my external portable power unit (The connection to the power unit is USB)?
I do not have knowledge of how those the Dell power inlet are being classified and I cannot locate the specification for it. The AC Adaptor that I have for the Dell laptop is model HA45NM140. The information maybe on the AC-Adaptor but I do not know what I am looking for in regarding the plug in type for the inlet of the laptop.

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Goodafternoon, I need additional (451-BBVQ) Dell Portable Power Companion (12000mAh) PW7015MC USB-C Power Out Cable but unable to find it on the parts page.

Where is it on Dell's site? Just the Power Out cable, already have the battery packs.

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My Thinkpad x1 carbon 5th generation doesn't power up/switch on even after connected to the power outlet.  It was working perfectly fine few weeks back, I didn't use it for few weeks .. switched just today but it doesn't power on. I tried hard reset using the button at the back.  What I'm seeing : 1. Laptop connected to power2. press power button3. power button led and esc key led flashes for second 4. nothing happens after step 4 Any idea of what's happening? Has anyone experienced this in the past?

A:Thinkpad x1 carbon 5th Generation Doesn't power up even with charger connected to power outlet

First, are you still under warranty?  (Some are)  Check here:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/warrantylookup
 
If you are under warranty, don't mess with things; call support.  In U.S. it's 1-800-426-7378
 
Assuming no warranty, if it were mine, I would try to reset things.  Pull the bottom cover and remove the main battery.  Disconnect the coin-cell (CMOS) battery and press the power button a few times to drain capacitors.  Put it back together and plug it in.  See if it is alive again.  DON'T DO THIS IF YOU HAVE A BIOS PASSWORD THAT YOU DON'T KNOW.
 

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Is there a way to charge my Lenovo Z70-80 Laptop with power bank? 

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Soo I got a power bank as a gift, however no brand name nor usage instruction was with it, and it's got only one LED indicator.
it's probably old one, so can you give me some tips?
I googled a few times and only came up only with 3-4 LED power bank instructions.
attached image is the bank, the other face is plain white, nothing much
thanks in advance
 

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Will a 'Anker PowerCore+ 26800 & PowerPort' which is a usb-c external port 'Power Bank' work with a Dell XPS 13 9350 using the thunderbolt connection?

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Seeking adapter for lenovo ideapad U330 touch. I want to buy a power bank but I need specific adapter for my computer. The power supply input is almost like a rectangular USB port (like in the photo). Thanks for your answers. ?

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Hello peoples,I'm amir and i am a freelance graphic designer.I live in a small village we have power outages most of the day which affect my work badly,I want to buy a power bank for charging my laptop when i have power outage,Can any one suggests me which power bank i should buy.Btw my laptop is lenovo y50 70I wll be very thankful for your kind reply guys.

A:Power bank for Lenovo y50 70

You can find a huge collection by searching ?power banks for laptops? on a search engine. You just need to compare things like capacity, weight, and price.  The power bank should have a USB standard charging port and a DC output port as well. I have bougth a power bank in Pakistan for my laptop last year from Doortodoor.pk an online shopping store, ask their support team to guide you which is better for your laptop

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I have dell inspiron 7548 and I got  this power bank  https://www.amazon.com/XTPower%C2%AE-MP-32000-Power-Bank-Notebooks/dp/B00VIB8KAW/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8  It has the dell power adapter and everything, when I plug it in the led glows showing that it is charging but the icon at the bottom right says its not charging. And also everything starts to lag.

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Hi,  I have the Yoga S940 and need to purchase a power bank to charge while I travel. Is anyone able to help and tell me whether either of the two below power banks will work? I think I would prefer the larger capacity but only charges at 30W while the smaller capacity power bank charges at 45W. However, obviously if I need the 45W then so be it. https://www.amazon.co.uk/PD-Power-Bank-RAVPower-USB-Black/dp/B06XTMK9H2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIR4KYOS5H... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QKK441Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?language=en_US&ie=UTF8&linkCode=gs4&linkId=19... Any thoughts would be great. 

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hi,
i travel a lot and need power bank.is there any bad influence on battery life from using power bank ?
tnx in advance.

A:power bank and battery xps 15

Hi Nebi7,Thanks for posting.Battery life is estimated for the number of charge/discharge cycles.  It doesn't matter where the electricity comes from, it's the number of times it's cycled.

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so I bought this for my P51 with an i7 and I got some message that it could only charge it when sleeping or something, when I plugged it in one way. I forget which way I plugged it in when I got that message. How can I actually put this > 100 bucks to use? Or is the P51 incompatible with any power bank? 

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My Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 doesn't recognize charger any more. And unfortunately my warranty expired 2 month ago.It was plugged in and working in the morning, but then in the afternoon I noticed that it was running on the battery only. It wont start without battery (just charger plugged in).
1. So here what I have done to debug. Me and my brother, we have purchased the same Dell laptops at the same time a year and a bit ago. This is why for a debugging purposes it was good.I took my charger and plugged in to his computer. And it works. Definitely not the charger issue I guess. And when I plug charger in to my computer, green light is still on the charger. And I have the original charger that came with the laptop.
2. Now, laptop works on the battery only, so this means that motherboard is working. I guess.
3. Next thing I did was unplugged charger and removed the battery from the laptop. Then I pushed and hold "Power" button for 45 seconds to discharge a flea charge. Plugged charger back in but laptop wont start.
4. Next I started laptop on the battery, went to BIOS and checked if the charger is recognized in the BIOS. No, it doesn't recognize charger. So, if it is not a charger then what else can it be?
5. Laptop doesn't have any strange smells so I'm not sure if anything happened with the motherboard, but I would assume mother board is ok because it works of the battery.
6. I was thinking updating the BIOS, but I can't, because it wont update whi... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 doesn't work with charger. Charger is not recognized. Not charger problem.

Hi CJ777,
Thanks for reaching out with your query. You pretty much figured out all points of failure. Good job.
If the adapter is not detected in BIOS, it most likely is an issue with the mother board. In the BIOS set up, AC adapter should show up as 65w or 90w. If the adapter status is 'None' or 'Unknown Device Installed', it indicates that the mother board is not detecting the adapter for which the battery is not getting charged. Once the battery charge drains, I'm sure the adapter will not charge it again. Replacing the system board should resolve this issue.

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Hi all, I just started a grad school program that requires me to be in class for a number of hours each day. Unfortunately, the class has limited power outlets so I won't always be guaranteed one. I'm looking into a power bank/external battery charger for the Y500 but can't seem to find one that is compatible. I was told the power specs of my laptop are 19.5v 6.15A, but the issue is that most of the ones I've found online have a max output of 5A. Does anyone have a recommended item? Thanks for your help!

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I am looking for a new power bank with a long lasting battery and light in weight.
 

A:Suggest some latest Power Bank

The less they weigh, the less mAh (power) they contain. In other words, to last longer requires more batteries, and the more batteries the heavier.

Here's a comparison of a few: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...$$$;9SIA4DA1HA8406:$$$$$$$;75-620-020:$$$$$$$
 

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Just got a Yoga 700-11ISK. It's great. Love it. Want to know how I can charge it from a power bank. The battery life is good-not-great. I know it needs 20v. If I snagged a 24v power bank and used the USB C cable,  would I get a charge? Anyone have alternate suggestions? I'll solder together something totally unsafe if need be.

A:Yoga 700 - How do I charge it from a power bank?

I am getting some info from the Lenovo team on the USB Type C port if it supports audio, video or whatever application however seems to be that the Type C is just another USB port for portable devices such as external HDD.There have been discussions about charging the laptop via Type C however I don't think you can as its only suppose to charge via the AC port. Don't fry the mobo mate.

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Hi,I would like to buy a power bank to use with my HP Pavilion 2x B000NF.Which voltage/current/power output shoul i pick.Thanks.

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Hi, I am looking for a power bank that is compatible with the Ideapad 720s model with the i5-8250U CPU and MX150 GPU.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks. RS

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Hi all, I have a technical question; I've got a Lenovo Power Bank Black 10,000 mAh, please see link;https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en//accessories-and-monitors/students/PWRBK-BO-Power-Bank-PB500-Black-ROW/... and i need to know incase if i got any USB-C type from the market to connect this power bank to my Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen. would it work as a power supply (a laptop power bank)? or I still have to get somthing like Lenovo USB-C Laptop Power Bank 14000mAh-WW https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en//accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/power-banks/USB-C-Lapt... Thanks, 

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Given the X1 Yoga 2017 charges via its USB C/thunderbolt ports, I was wondering whether I could pick up a power bank to charge the device on the go Can anyone recommend a power bank that has enough juice to recharge this laptop? (doesn't have to be a full recharge) I'm not really sure what I'm meant to be looking at when it comes to power banks, let alone ones that are intended for laptop recharging

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I have a Yoga 730-15 with the GTX 1050 and I'm wondering if it's even possible to use a powerbank with this.I do not intend on doing anything graphically intensive that would use the GPU, this would be in a class/note taking context so I'd be using applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc. Unfortunately at my university, we do not have power outlets in every classroom so it's not possible to just bring along the AC adapter, otherwise I would. Will the Yoga 730-15 charge off of a power input that is less than 90W? My model in particular does not support USB-C charging, it's using the 20V square tip power adapter.

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Anyone have any suggestions for a power bank to use with the C930? This is the one I was taking a look at on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Delivery-Charger-20000-Output/dp/B078RTGL35/ref=sr_1_3?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qi... The power bank is 45W. However, the C930 charge is 65W. According to the seller, it will work with the C930 but not charge as quickly as the older generation C920, which is 45W. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!

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I want to get a power bank that can charge my Yoga 920 via USB-C.  What are the requirements for a power bank to do this?  Power Delivery?  A certain voltage?  something else?  I don't want to order one only to find it won't charge the laptop.  For example, I'm considering the iWALK Secretary II 10000 mah Power Bank.  Thanks!

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Hi everyone,  I am trying to find out if the yoga 3 pro has the ability to be charged using a power bank and the original lenovo power cord ( usb adapter). The power bank i am trying to use is a unifun power bank i have also tried the mophie with the dual usb port for smartphone/tablet.  The specs for the unifun power bank are Specification:?Model: U821 ?Capacity: 10400mAh ?Input: 5V/2A ?Out1: 5V/1A(MAX) ?Out2: 5V/2 .1A(MAX)  Or if there is a power bank out there that does charge the yoga 3 pro what is it?  Thank you,  











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A:Yoga 3 Pro / UNIFUN power bank

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
The Yoga 3 Pro looks for 20V input, 4x what that power bank can output. Also, the proprietary cable has extra contacts.
 
There may be power banks that can supply the proper voltage, but I think it unlikely that one has the proprietary receptacle configuration to match the cable.
 
Regards.

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My iphone 4S can not support whole day use as the battery nearly drain .

So I searched iphone 4S external battery in amazon and find Plush cartoon toys power banks AD below. The price is 29.99$ a little expensive as its 5200mAh. T

http://amazon.com/Constellations-Thunderbolt-Incredible-Blackberry-Fashionable/dp/B00DJ3DZK2 (avoild link, delet url space when past in IE)

Also I found a external battery case here :

http://www.amazon.com/Power-External-Protective-Battery-iPhone/dp/B00409E4JK/

The battery capacity is only 1700mAh but can be used as a case protector for iphone 4s

Which one I should bought or

do anyone find the similar high capacity like 10000mAh but cheaper one in ebay buy.com or amazon and other place?
 

A:Power bank or external battery case?

Before you invest in more equipment, try to reduce power consumption (see this)
 

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Seeking adapter for lenovo ideapad U330 touch. I want to buy a power bank but I need specific adapter for my computer. The power supply input is almost like a rectangular USB port (like in the photo). Thanks for your answers.
 
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Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I would like to know if the lenovo yoga 15ikb is compatible with USB-C Power Bank 14000mAh.  Also, ...... if anyone knows any portable power bank that is compatible  Thanks for all Jordi

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I recently purchased the Yoga 900 and was recommended with purchase the Power Bank PB500.  It was my assumption that this could be used to charge the tablet.  It doesn't appear to charge it.  Should the Power Bank PB500 be able to be used to charge the Yoga 900?
 
 
Moderator comment: New post created. Subject edited. Was: Re: Yoga 900 - Power cord - Any chance of a new offering?

A:Yoga 900 - Power Bank PB500, will it charge the la...

NO  I GOT CONNED LIKE THAT AS WELL....... VERY MISLEADING WITH THE POWER BANK......!!    POWER CABLE IS WAY TO SHORT....WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH, PLUS THE POWER BRICK SHOULD HAVE A 2ND USB SLOT TO CHARGE A MOBILE......!!  

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I recently purchased a Zbook Studio for video editing, and am wondering how to charge it through a power bank.  I initially thought of using usb-c but then I read that you cannot charge through this port.  The battery life isn't too great on this computer, so when I go to take trips to Yosemite it only lasts a few hours of editing until I have to find a wall port somewhere.  I want to charge from a usb-3 power bank, and am wondering how to do this without a larger battery that has a wall power port.  Thanks!

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Is there a way to charge my Lenovo Z70-80 Laptop with power bank?
 
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Hola buenos días,Estoy interesado en comprar alguna power bank compatible para el lenovo yoga 3 pro modelo 1370, me podría alconsejar alguna valida para este pc.Sería de gran ayuda para mi sus opiniones.Gracias.

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Did anyone tried the Lenovo USB-C laptop power bank w/ ThinkPad P1 ? I really need a power bank for my P1 but I don't want to buy something that doesn't compitable with.I have Anker 26800 PD and tried it with adapter to slim type but it didn't work.

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