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Old 04-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Where to buy power adapter for laptop?

What guides you when you buy a new power cord a/c adapter for a laptop? Do you only buy the same brand as the computer? Or maybe a known brand such as Rocketfish or Targus? A $10 one from Amazon or Ebay? Other?

   
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I gather from answers on Compuserve when this kind of answer comes up that you can use any unit that has a matching connection, the right output voltage and at least the amperage of the original unit .......

   
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andrew: What guides you when you buy a new power supply for a laptop?
Do you mean a new battery?? If so, there are any number of 3rd party battery makers out there and I'd check those out--carefully--because an OEM battery will cost you considerably more.

If you mean a PSU for a laptop, then the first thing I'd do is to see if it's replaceable and if so, I'd probably go with the OEM version because laptops are soooo proprietary but I'd certainly check out what's out offered by 3rd parties...

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I guess I didn't use the best term. I should have said AC power adapter. That thing you plug into the computer and plug into the electric outlet.

Edit: I found one I'm going to buy, assuming I keep the computer.

   
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andrew: I should have said AC power adapter. That thing you plug into the computer and plug into the electric outlet.
It hit me later that's what you might have meant.


>>Edit: I found one I'm going to buy, assuming I keep the computer.

Glad you found one. I don't think they are all that proprietary so that you don't need an OEM one but I do think that you need to make sure it has the correct power specs for the laptop. It seems to me that where laptops used to have these honkin' big power bricks, that the new laptops don't have those (or the brick is signicantly smaller)...

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I generally start with eBay, searching for the specific part number. Some laptops have pretty proprietary connectors, others not so much. I'd just rather have the OEM part.
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I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

   
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Wow! Not in any way pricey and looks to be perfect...'-}}

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Yeah, I was surprised a the good price. I got it today. In even included a velveteen carry bag with draw string.

   
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How fashion forward of them...'-}}

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