The expansion modules are connected to the system via USB-C, correct? And the power is provided via USB-C also, right? Can a power cord be plugged in directly to one of the “raw” USB-C ports without going through an expansion module?
This has already been questioned, but yes… And no.
Yes you can plug directly into the motherboard USB-C, but it’s a fiddly bit of reach.
No, not recommend.
Just think of the damage that might occur to that connector and the motherboard if you snag the power cord as you move the laptop.
Hands up for anyone who has ever done that
The modules can be replaced cheaply, a motherboard is another matter. It’s replaceable yes but not for $9