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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Hello...

I was wondering if anyone knew what type of power adaptor to get for a laptop so that it will be compatible with the in seat ports on US Airways' Airbus fleet?

Thanks,
Greg


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

Its the standard Empower plug. Targus, for example, makes a variety of adaptors for it.

http://www.targus.com/

N

[Edited 2003-05-20 05:10:33]

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

Wow...$120.00...thats very expensive, but thanks for the info, appreciate it...

Greg



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

I feel like I paid less than that for mine at Best Buy... but it was a while back I may just not remember clearly.

If you're a fortunate one and have an Apple iBook or PowerBook G4, the laptop's internal power supply operates at the same cycle and voltage as the Empower connector natively - all you need is a cheap piece of wire you get from VST.

N


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Mine is a Dell Inspiron 8500...its somewhat of a new make offered by Dell and that site doesnt show whether they make a compatible version or not yet...

Greg



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User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1063 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

Trying buying direct from Dell. I have a gateway laptop. I purchased an auto/air adapter direct from Gateway for around $75. On American the power port I plugged into didn't require a special adapter or the empower adapter, just a straight cigarette lighter adapter like used in a car. Never flown US airways but it could be the same.

Dinker



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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

you might want to invest in an extra battery, instead. it's about the same price, and can be used a lot more than a special power cord.

i just switched from a dell latitude to an ibm thinkpad... i hope i never go back to dell


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2972 times:

All Dell laptops made in the past however long use the same connector. They all should be compatible.

N


User currently offlineL1011Fan From United States of America, joined May 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

Hmm...I just switched from IBM to Dell Latitude and I hope I never go back to IBM. I use a Targus adapter on USAir's Airbus and it cost about $119 at Best Buy. Mine offered me a free connector if one was made and wasn't included in the package.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

YAY! Something OTHER than an A v B war.

IBM v DELL!!!!


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Find the part number from one of the official sites, then go and buy it on ebay. Mine was 120 bucks in Best Buy and 40 on Ebay, well worth the savings

Jeremy


User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Before I bought the adapter I'd also think about Valence's Ncharge system:

http://www.valence.com/ncharge.asp

It'll give you up to 10 hours additional power and is small enough to just go and sit in the seatback pouch with just a cord over to your laptop.

That plus your one battery should let you watch a good three movies without recharging...

Steve


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