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Can the Inspiron 14-5000 (i5482) charge over USB-C?

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I'm looking at the latest Inspiron 14-5000, which has a "USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C (DP/PowerDelivery)" port. 

Can this port be used to charge the laptop over USB?

 

 

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Re: Can the Inspiron 14-5000 (i5482) charge over USB-C?

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Thank you for your message. The USB type C port does not support 2-way charging & cannot charge the notebook battery.

 

 

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Re: Can the Inspiron 14-5000 (i5482) charge over USB-C?

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Thank you for your message. The USB type C port does not support 2-way charging & cannot charge the notebook battery.

 

 

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Re: Can the Inspiron 14-5000 (i5482) charge over USB-C?

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I read online that some reviewers were able to charge Dell Inspiron 5482 over USB-C. Why do they say it can be done, and you say it can't? Thanks

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Re: Can the Inspiron 14-5000 (i5482) charge over USB-C?

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@pjoshua5000 wrote:

I read online that some reviewers were able to charge Dell Inspiron 5482 over USB-C. Why do they say it can be done, and you say it can't? Thanks


@pjoshua5000   Dell's specs for that system say that the USB-C port supports "Power Delivery".  Unfortunately that isn't specific because USB PD can be used in either direction, i.e. the system can provide power via USB PD up to a certain wattage in order to fast charge peripherals, and/or it can receive power via USB PD in order to charge itself.  Some systems with USB-C ports support USB PD only in one direction or the other, some support both, and some support neither.  On some systems, when the system supports USB PD specifically for charging, the specs of the USB-C port will say something like "DC in" or "system charging", but unfortunately not always.  When Dell's official specs are ambiguous like they are in this case, sometimes Dell reps get the answer wrong, because they often speak from just looking at the specs rather than direct personal experience.  And sometimes they get it wrong even when the specs seem clear, such as cases where somebody asks if an accessory will work with a certain system.  A Dell rep might check the system compatibility list for that accessory and say it won't work because the system isn't on that list, when the reality is that the accessory will work just fine and Dell simply hasn't kept that compatibility list up to date as they've released new system models.  That happens all the time.

In this case if you've gotten confirmation from someone who actually tested this specific capability with this specific system, then I would go with that answer.

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