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by JeromeBernardJames / June 14, 2017 12:13 PM PDT

Have a Lenovo notebook. Is there a way to benefit from a USB external battery?

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My initial answer is no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 14, 2017 12:21 PM PDT
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USB ports so far on most models only output power and can't be used to power the laptop.

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There is now real need for a USB
by orlbuckeye / June 15, 2017 5:16 AM PDT
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charge as if your plugged in to the charging port there is no need for an extra charge. If not plugged in to the power brick an external charger can use the same port. USB is more for input/output.

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Yes Possible
by AndreaMathew / June 19, 2017 2:04 PM PDT
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Hi,
I hope your question is whether the external power battery can charge the laptop. It is possible, provided that your notebook has a Type C USB.
Type C: A latest standard in USB technology is reversible cable and can be used to receive power and charge battery. So latest notebooks with type C connector would support charging with USB external battery (high capacity power bank). You will need to have Type C output on battery pack or a converter cable.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP-XvA7ftBQ&feature=youtu.be

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