I’m going to replace my laptop with a Framework DIY edition. Can anyone please tell me what’s the minimum spec of power for two cases:-
1/ top-up slow charge overnight–is basic 5V over USB-C enough for slow charging, or does it need the negotiated higher voltage from later USB Power Delivery standards?
2/ To keep it charged while running, does it definitely need the full USB Power Delivery negotiation, meaning I have to carry another adaptor, or is there a shortcut?
(To explain: I sometimes work away from all power for whole days at a time. I keep a chunky LiFePO4 battery in my briefcase. The old laptop needs an average of about 15W at 19V from a buck/boost adaptor to run forever)
Very happy bunny here Just to confirm, my 13th gen. seldom goes over 10W (according to a USB-C power meter) when I use it in ‘Balanced’ mode from the genuine FW charger (EU charger was available when I ordered) with a UK mains cable fitting the C5 ‘Cloverleaf’ on the charger. It stays charged according to what I set in BIOS (85%). Same with a Ugreen Nexode 65W PD GaN charger I keep at work.
It will recharge from almost anything overnight, even if it only pulls a bit less than 5W at 5V when I use the wrong cable (which disables higher power from the PD standard). 10 hours or so is fine under those rare circumstances.
To be explicit, using the wrong cable can prevent any charger from fast charging. I was surprised how many of my cables are “the wrong cable”