justloveplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1190 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2473 times:
I am wondering what experiences people are having in general with 110Volt powerplugs for laptops on C/J Class in general and CO777 in particular.
I flew IAH/NRT on CO recently in BizFirst, had planned to use my laptop, and MUCH to my consternation, the 110V outlet on the newly minted BizFirst layflat wouldn't work.
The F/A had to go through several plugs on several seats, before she found on that worked, so she had me switch with someone. It was interesting in that the light saying the plug was working was on, but the minute I plugged in my LT, nothing.
The seat that ended up working for me was hit and miss too. Once I got the thing up, I learned not to turnoff my laptop, because once it was working, it stayed working as long as I didn't disconnect.
CO F/A's....are other folks running into this? Looks like plain ol' just not enough power to supply all the seats.
star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
Many newer laptops have a power supply that draws more power than these outlets can handle. Did the outlet at your seat have a green light before you tried to use it? Did you try using your laptop with the battery removed? This usually makes the difference between it working or not for me.
justloveplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1190 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
Actually, now that I recall, it was worse that just taking out a battery. The way we found a working plug was to plug in my iPhone charger, which is of course a mere trickle. I think we went through 4 or 5 seats at least before we found one that worked, on the iphone charger.
So the system was probably overloaded somewhere else. Would love to hear someones comments from B/E systems, the seat supplier. Can't see a laptop taking any more power than the big 17" plus A/V screen the system drives. Maybe that's what one needs to do, douse the front screen.