How To Charge Laptop With HDMI

Chris Campbell11 Apr 2022

A laptop is most recognized for its portability, and you can conveniently carry it with you. However, your laptop must be fully charged. You'll need to have a laptop charger to charge your battery, and while it's not very bulky, it's easy to misplace. Furthermore, your charger could malfunction in the middle of getting some work done. If your laptop has a built-in battery, you won't be able to accomplish anything without your laptop charger. Perhaps you've heard of charging a laptop with an HDMI cable. This may appear strange, but it is possible to charge your laptop in this way.

Can You Charge a Laptop With HDMI?

There is a good chance that your laptop charger might fail at an inopportune time. You may not always be able to hurry down to the store and get a new charger at that moment, so if this happens, where does that leave you? The unfortunate part is that once your laptop battery dies, you will be unable to use it until it is recharged. So, what are your options at this pivotal moment?

If you can find a device that allows HDMI charging, you can charge a laptop using it. The days of doing nothing and waiting in misery as your charger fails and you can't easily get a new charger are long gone. As long as you have a laptop with an HDMI port, you should be fine.

It is strongly suggested, however, to utilize an HDMI cable to recharge your laptop only if you are completely out of options. They lack the regulators included in standard laptop chargers which guarantee that your laptop gets the necessary current and voltage to charge securely.  When you're in a jam, an HDMI cable will supply a little amount of power or current that may be utilized to charge your laptop, but it may not work with all electrical gadgets. Still, if you have no other solution, an HDMI cable might come in handy.

How to Charge a Laptop Using an HDMI?

Have you considered using HDMI to charge your laptop? Although it may seem odd to charge your laptop without a charger, it is doable. You can charge your laptop quickly and easily by plugging it into an HDMI-capable device. Your laptop can be charged by using a power source such as a LED TV or any other appliance that allows HDMI.

Secure Your Laptop's HDMI Port

Before you proceed with the charging, make sure that your laptop has HDMI capability.  Look for an HDMI port or a USB port that you can link to using an adaptor cable.  Most branded laptops are typically HDMI capable because most Macbooks lack HDMI ports. In this case, you'll need an HDMI adapter cable and an adaptor to convert to HDMI. You won't be able to charge your laptop using an HDMI cord unless you have a port or an adaptor.

Connect Your Laptop to Your Power Source Device

Link your laptop to an HDMI-compatible television. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your laptop's HDMI port and the other end to the power source device's HDMI port. Make sure both ports are functional, and both connections are secure. It's pretty straightforward if your laptop already has an HDMI port. If you don't have one, you'll need a USB to HDMI converter adapter. You simply plug it in your laptop's USB port and hook up one end of your HDMI cable to it, and the other end to your power source device.

Test and See if Your Laptop Recharges

Once both connections are established, verify that the connection works and that the cable or adapter are properly seated in the ports. If your laptop turns on or the charge indicator flashes, it's working. If the problem persists, remove the HDMI cable and try again. It's possible that one of your connections was not up to par. It may take a few attempts to get it right, especially if you're using adapters on both ends of your HDMI cable.

Check that your television is functional and that the connection is stable. If you're just getting static, there could be a problem with the power source.  To dismiss the possibility of a problem, try linking your laptop to a different TV. If your laptop still won't charge, the problem is most likely with your HDMI port or the laptop itself. If your laptop is charging, you can either leave it to charge or use it normally. Make sure you don't disconnect the cord until your laptop is fully charged. Although it will take longer than using a laptop charger, if you are in a hurry, an HDMI cord will work just fine.

Other Ways To Charge a Laptop Without a Charger

Your laptop usually runs out of battery at the most inconvenient times. The low battery warning might be aggravating, especially if you don't have your laptop charger with you. Here are two methods for charging your laptop completely without needing a charger. These would allow you to work in peace without having to be concerned about your battery dying unexpectedly.

Charge a laptop with a Power Bank

A power bank is nothing more than a portable battery for your laptop. It's easy to use a power bank. All you have to do is plug it into your laptop to start the charging process. What sets a power bank apart is that, unlike an HDMI-enabled charger, you don't have to attach it to an outlet when charging your laptop. It's worth noting that the majority of power banks can only charge a laptop's battery once. They aren't designed to carry a lot of electricity and charge many computers at the same time. As a result, if you know you'll be without your laptop charger for an extended period, make sure you have multiple power banks.

Charge a laptop with a Car Battery

Another option to extending the life of your laptop's battery is to charge it using a car battery. You'll need an inverter that can handle up to 300 watts. Although that level of electricity may not be suitable to sustain other power tools, it will be rather effective in fully charging your laptop's battery. One notable disadvantage of this is that the inverter must be left on the vehicle's floor, thus, it is prone to mishaps. Despite this, charging your laptop with the automobile battery allows you to transfer your laptop in and out of the car, allowing you to find the most ideal spot for you to carry on working comfortably.

It's vital to find a way to charge your laptop battery when it's completely drained and you don't have your usual laptop charger with you. Keep in mind, though, that charging your laptop over HDMI is not the best option. It lacks adequate power, takes longer to charge, and is not the most sensible alternative.

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

Thanks for reading! I'm Chris, an avid tech fanatic that enjoys keeping up with the latest laptop models. Hopefully my tips & tricks can help you out!

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