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85 watt dock for 60 watt laptop?

Pakanatd
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Hi! I am buying a dock for my laptop. The computer comes with a 60 watt charger. Is it better to use a thunderbolt 3 dock with 60 watt capabilities or is a 85 watt dock also works fine? Will the 85 watt dock damage my laptop?

 

I’m choosing between OWC thunderbolt 3 dock (60 watt) and the Caldigit TS3 plus (85 watt).

 

Thanks in advance.

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2 minutes ago, Pakanatd said:

Hi! I am buying a dock for my laptop. The computer comes with a 60 watt charger. Is it better to use a thunderbolt 3 dock with 60 watt capabilities or is a 85 watt dock also works fine? Will the 85 watt dock damage my laptop?

 

I’m choosing between OWC thunderbolt 3 dock (60 watt) and the Caldigit TS3 plus (85 watt).

 

Thanks in advance.

The laptop will only draw as much power as it needs, therefore the higher wattage won't cause a problem, it'll just allow for more headroom.

I will only ever answer to the best of my ability - there is absolutely no promises that I will be correct. Or helpful. At all.

 

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7 minutes ago, MrJoosh said:

The laptop will only draw as much power as it needs, therefore the higher wattage won't cause a problem, it'll just allow for more headroom.

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41 minutes ago, MrJoosh said:

The laptop will only draw as much power as it needs, therefore the higher wattage won't cause a problem, it'll just allow for more headroom.

Thanks.

 

Will the headroom of the 85 watt be a better choice for me than the 60?

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11 hours ago, Pakanatd said:

Thanks.

 

Will the headroom of the 85 watt be a better choice for me than the 60?

Only if you ever plan on getting a laptop that will draw more power...

I will only ever answer to the best of my ability - there is absolutely no promises that I will be correct. Or helpful. At all.

 

My toaster:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k @ 4.3GHz
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX770 2GB
Case: Some free Sharkoon case
Storage: Crucial MX500 500GB SSD | Western Digital Blue 1TB
PSU: Corsair HX750
Display(s): Acer framless 24" 1080p thing | Acer 22" 1600x900 thing
Cooling: Corsair H100i AIO | 2 x Corsair LL120 front intakes on radiator | 1 x Corsair LL120 rear exhaust
Keyboard: Steelseries Apex
Mouse: R.A.T 7
Sound: HyperX Cloud II headset | Creative EAX 5.1 speakers
OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

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