If you have forgotten your laptop charger somewhere and want to charge it urgently? or charger has been damaged? Then you’ll be very keen to know about any other way to charge your laptop. Am I right? So, you are landed at the right place because here I’ll share with you one method that you can use to charge your laptop easily.
In recent years, and especially after COVID, a laptop becomes one of the most important part of everyone’s daily routine life whether you are a student, a business person, or anyone. But sometimes, what happens is that we forget to take the charger and have the laptop only, then when we reach the place we realize that we don’t have a charger.
At that time, we desperately need an alternative option to charge our laptop, and to handle this situation many of you might have heard about charging the laptop with the HDMI cable. If you have not heard about that, then don’t worry because you’ll know about that in this article.
Before we get into the main topic, I want to ask you something first. There are many of you who might be thinking that, is there a way to charge a laptop without a charger? or can HDMI be used for charging? Am I Right? So, I want to give you the answer, and the answer is YES it is possible. I know that after getting the answer Yes, now you all are eager to know about this method.
But wait, before that first you should know about what is HDMI cable used for.
What Is The Function Of The HDMI Cable?
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the latest technology or can say it is an updated version of the old three-pin connections which were generally used for audio and video.
Generally, the basic use of the HDMI cable is to connect different devices such as projectors, TV, laptops, and other devices. Here, in this article, you’ll also get to know one more use of the HDMI cable which is for laptop charging.
These days some latest laptops support laptop charging via USB cable. Like this, some laptops support laptop charging using HDMI cable and this is why first you need to check whether your laptop supports it or not.
If you are getting stuck where your laptop charger malfunctions and there is no other option in front of you rather buying a new charger then you can use this method if your laptop supports charging through an HDMI cable.
Actually, when we charge a laptop using an HDMI cable then it supplies a very small amount of power compared to the laptop charger. Also, it doesn’t have the same regulator like the laptop charger that ensures to supply of proper power and this is why it is not suitable for all electrical appliances.
Here, I don’t recommend you use this method on regular basis, use it only when you forget your charger or in any urgent situation. Ok so now, without any delay let’s get started.
How To Charge Laptop With HDMI
Finally, now we’ll see the steps for how to charge a laptop with an HDMI cable. This is a very easy method and there is no need for that you to have technical knowledge. You just need to follow the mentioned steps properly and you are all done.
Here are the steps on how you can charge your laptop using an HDMI cable.
First thing first, before begin this process we need to ensure that we have an HDMI cable and also has an HDMI port on a laptop. If your laptop is old then it might not have an HDMI port and in this case, you’ll need a connector, which makes it able to use an HDMI cable.
Along with this, you will also need one more thing which is a LED/LCD TV which has an HDMI port. Many of you might be thinking that why we need a TV, am I right? Let’s clear your doubt first, to charge the laptop we will need a power supply and that’s why we’ll use a TV.
If you don’t have any one of these resources then this method will not work for you.
After ensuring that you have all these resources, now it is time to connect the HDMI cable to your laptop’s and TV’s HDMI port. As I have already said that if your laptop has no HDMI port then you’ll need a connector, so the HDMI cable’s one end connect to the TV and another end will connect to the connector.
So, this is the two easy steps that help you to charge your laptop with an HDMI cable.
Once you complete these two steps and your laptop starts charging then it means it is working properly. But if your laptop is not starting to charge then once try to disconnect the cable and reconnect it again, might it works. But still, after doing this if it is not working then might be your laptop or TV is not supporting it with a power supply.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to charge a laptop with an HDMI cable?
Well, the answer is, it is not safe if you regularly charge your laptop with HDMI. It is advisable to use this method only when it is very urgent and you don’t have a charger. Because if you’ll use it on a regular basis then there is a chance may it affect your laptop also.
After getting an alternate method to charge the laptop you may all be happy. But I don’t recommend this method to use on a regular basis but if you are stuck and have no other option then only use this method otherwise don’t. The reason is that it is risky to use an unusual method because there is a chance might you face a malfunction in your laptop.
Also, it supplies less power as compared to the charger and this is why it may take too much time to charge your laptop and it’ll affect your laptop battery though. So, it is always better to use the charger which comes with your laptop and not use any unusual method because it can damage your device.
If in case your charger is damaged or misplaced then buy a genuine charger from their official store or website because any unauthorized charger supplies high or low voltage and power which eventually can affect the system.
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Hello! I am Rick Johnson a senior editor & writer of this blog. By profession, I am a Computer Engineer and I am passionate about reviewing the latest laptops and writing about them. Here I am helping the people with my laptop expert team by creating the laptop buying guides for those who want to buy the best laptop as per their need and budget.