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Need New Dell AC Adapter/Charger - Suggestions?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:07 pm

When I was looking at my AC Adapter for my Dell Inspiron 1525 (crappy computer I know, but it works for what I use it for) this morning I noticed that one of the ends is starting to fray meaning I need to start looking for a new one, which there in lies my problem.

When I go to Dell.com I enter in my service tag and they take me to an adaptor that is 90W with mixed reviews, but my current adaptor is 65W, which has me a little worried. They do have a 65W adaptor available but it has no reviews and it does not clearly state it will work with my current computer and frankly I am not too excited spending $60 for a new adaptor when I am not sure how much longer I am going to use this computer.

I have been looking online at places like Amazon and ebay but I am not sure that is the best option. The reviews on Amazon for adaptors that say they will work are not promising with a few claiming the product did not work and others saying that it is only an adaptor and not a charger.

Does anyone have any suggestions or know of any reputable online retailers selling AC Adapters/Chargers?

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RE: Need New Dell AC Adapter/Charger - Suggestions?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:21 pm

Get an IGO, then you can use the different TIP adapters on whatever you need.

Trust me these are good devices. I left my dell 620 laptop charger at home when I left on a business trip and got one of these . It came with 10 different tips for different devices and you can buy other adapters.

http://www.igo.com/Chargers/Laptop+Netbook-Chargers/icat/highpower
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RE: Need New Dell AC Adapter/Charger - Suggestions?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:40 pm

Quoting casInterest (Reply 1):
Get an IGO, then you can use the different TIP adapters on whatever you need.

That looks good... the cord for my Latitude D630 is also fraying and I've been too lazy to do the cheap fix with electrical tape. Though 100 bucks still seems slightly pricey, especially given that I really need a new battery for mine (pretty much useless after 2.5 years of use -- good for barely an hour these days and it is a 9-cell).
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RE: Need New Dell AC Adapter/Charger - Suggestions?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:42 pm

Check out Ebay. You can get them there  
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RE: Need New Dell AC Adapter/Charger - Suggestions?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:59 pm

Quoting casInterest (Reply 1):
Though 100 bucks still seems slightly pricey, especially given that I really need a new battery for mine (pretty much useless after 2.5 years of use -- good for barely an hour these days and it is a 9-cell).

If you get the nice one, it comes with a secondary parrallel mobile charger aka cell phone adapter. You can charge both at the same time.
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RE: Need New Dell AC Adapter/Charger - Suggestions?

Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:53 am

I tried an ebay cheapy knock-off one for my Dell as an extra. It was 12 bucks or something. Works great. Given how the expensive "genuine Dell" ones tend to be unreliable, you might as well get a cheap one. (I have a latitude though and just matched the specs) Don't know about the issue with the different wattages. A lot of the ebay vendors selling knock-offs do have guarantees, so you can always try it...
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RE: Need New Dell AC Adapter/Charger - Suggestions?

Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:26 am

Quoting dc-9-10 (Thread starter):
When I go to Dell.com I enter in my service tag and they take me to an adaptor that is 90W with mixed reviews, but my current adaptor is 65W, which has me a little worried. They do have a 65W adaptor available but it has no reviews and it does not clearly state it will work with my current computer and frankly I am not too excited spending $60 for a new adaptor when I am not sure how much longer I am going to use this computer.

The voltage is more important than the wattage. If the laptop draws 65 watts, then you can use the 90 watt adapter. Just make sure the voltage is right, or you could let the smoke out, lol

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