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June 14th, 2024 18:34

Model 5630

I have had an Inspiron 5630 for two days, and getting to grips with Windows 11 apart, I'm getting to like it. 

So far the one item which has me scratching my head is the fact that I have to charge it through the USB Type-C connector. As it has only one it means I am unable to use a USB C device and charge it at the same time. I see some adaptors which look like they do the job, but the spec suggests otherwise.  

Does Dell do an adaptor to put this right and if they do why don't they ship one with the Laptop.

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Pete

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June 15th, 2024 11:21

I doubt one of those will work -- the Dell adapter needs a center pin connection to a logic detection circuit before the battery will charge.  If your goal is to power the system, one may serve your purpose, but the battery will almost certainly not charge.

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June 14th, 2024 19:35

The system also has a 4.5 mm connector for a standard Dell AC adapter.

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June 15th, 2024 11:17

Thanks for your reply but what I really want is an adaptor like the one attached. If indeed one is available for this laptop, as they all seem to be 20V not 5 or 9.

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June 15th, 2024 15:10

@ejn63​ I think that for most applications the battery will have enough capacity to surfice. I do regularly clone my C drive to detachable drives with C ports, usually once a week, and rotate the  drives I clone to, so I have three copies and update the oldest. A OTT maybe but it has dealt with a issues on a couple of occasions.

I'm sure Dell will have an OEM adaptor or some other source will do a knockoff soon so I'll live with it for the time being.

Thanks again for your reply.

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