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Join Date: Jun 2009
04-14-2010, 02:45 PM
-- Alienware MX11 R1 | Black | dual 7300 | 500 gb | 4 gb | Win7 Pro 64bit
Join Date: Mar 2010
04-15-2010, 06:17 PM
As others have said, the higher amps and/or watts shouldn't matter. But I'd worry about the mismatch in volts. It's possible you'll be fine, but also possible you won't.
Popular alternatives are the Mini 9 adaptor, which people like because it's only two prong, a bit smaller, and it sticks out to the side instead of the bottom. And Dell officially sells it as a replacement for the 10v, so you know it's good. But order it from Walmart for half the price.
There's an option out there that can be found really cheap from time to time, that's got a mid-line brick. I've seen people report finding these on ebay for less than $15.
Join Date: Apr 2010
04-15-2010, 08:51 PM
I bought a second AC adaptor for my mini 10v from Amazon for $5.95 plus $6.49 shipping. This adapter is specifically meant for a mini 10v and works perfectly fine. Since it has a standard removable power cord and can be used with 220/240V as well I consider it even better than the (kind of stupid) three prong Dell adapter that can only be used in the US. Just search for "mini 10v ac adaptor" at Amazon and you will find it.
Join Date: Apr 2009
04-15-2010, 08:52 PM
I use my 10v and 311 with each others adapters all the time without a single issue. Both the adapters and the laptops have enough failsafes to keep the computer from blowing up while using a different adapter
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