Soku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9 Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4459 times:
The flight is from Philly to Milan, on US airways, I'm assuming the A330 (I'm asking for a friend). He would like to know if he can expect a charger plug in for his labtop, and at what voltage, this is in cattle class. He would also like to know if there are PTVs. Thanks ahead of time.
USFlyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4442 times:
US does not fly to Milan, so I assume that you mean Rome. All US Airways Airbus aircraft have in-seat power at every seat. You have to purchase a special adapter that is usually not too difficult to find before you leave. US's A330's do have the best PTV's of any US carrier; the Sony Passport on-demand system.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17015 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4388 times:
Make sure the adapter can mate with both kinds of socket you find on planes. Some (like AA) use the same as in a car. Others (like SK I think) us the proprietary connector whose name I do not know. Normally you yank off the car plug to reveal the other connector.
At Brookstone you can get the silver i-something adapter. Also, most manufacturers (like IBM) sell their own. Mine takes car/air/mains power. The adapter is largeish, but it's totally worth it.
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
Copter808 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4276 times:
I'll be darned, I actually went to the Dell site and downloaded the manual for your computer. It makes NO mention of being able to use a DC charger for it!
I have 2 Targus DC chargers that I use. The smaller one I use with my wife's Dell which requires less than 70 watts. The one I use for my Gateway gives me 120 Watts. Before I purchased the 120 W charger, I would use the smaller one as a DC source when needed. I noticed that it would charge and run the computer, then cut out when it overheated, cutting in again when it cooled down a bit. I never had a problem with a fair (or better) battery, I just noticed it kicked in and out.
I'm not sure of the power requirement for your computer since it showed 2 different numbers, one for the Inspiron 5100 and 5150, and another larger power requirement for the Inspiron 5050.
Anyway, the Targus DC supply that I use will give you:
6 amps (max)
120 watts (max)
It comes with the cigarette/In-Air connector and multiple adapter tips so it can be used with most any laptop.
You could also check with www.targus.com/support.asp
You might want to check with Dell tech service to see what they have to say.