Smaller machine power output - can it be improved?

  turnball365 09:38 29 May 2018

Hi, I run an app and the hotspot on my phone while at work, with the device plugged in to my computer to charge. On our original HP Z230 machines, this used to be fine, and would charge (using the highest power output USB slot)while all this was on.

On our newer Dell, Optiplex 7050 Micro machines, the output is lower and the phone is now losing power even when plugged in. In an attempt to circumvent this, I have plugged in a dual input USB Cable (2 male to 1 female) in the hopes of improving the output, however the phone is losing power still, just as quickly as before. Does anyone have any advice on how to get this to charge once more, or if I'm using the dual input cable wrong?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:48 29 May 2018

Plug the phone into its proper charger and see if that works

  wee eddie 11:05 29 May 2018

Buy a Powered USB Hub

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