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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 01-18-2009, 08:19 AM

actually the original dell adapter is 19V


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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 01-18-2009, 08:38 AM

That is good, isnĀ“t it? Well this was what bothered me:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/UK-AC-MAINS-ADAPT ... 240%3A1318

http://cgi.ebay.at/LADEGERAT-NETZTEIL-L ... 240%3A1318

But there stays 3 AMP by Dell Adapter, and 1,6 by Acer. Is it important?

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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 01-18-2009, 10:48 AM

the mini needs 30 watts to charge the battery and run the system at the same time. also it need to be 19volts, so, this is the first thing you need to check in any adapter, the voltage. then, you have the current, measured in amps. is requested for the system, so, you need to have at least the amount the system needs, in the mini case, is 1.58A. 1.58Ax19V=30W, so, anything above 1.58amps should be fine, at 19 volts, off course

so, those 3 amps is the max the adapter can deliver, but the system will only use 1.58. but, if you have another electric device thats needs more power than 30 watts, this adapter can be useful, because it can deliver a max of 57Watts for the same voltage

to make it simple, you need an adapter with:

voltage: the same
current: at least the same

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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 01-19-2009, 02:11 PM

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That is good, isnĀ“t it? Well this was what bothered me:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/UK-AC-MAINS-ADAPT ... 240%3A1318

http://cgi.ebay.at/LADEGERAT-NETZTEIL-L ... 240%3A1318

But there stays 3 AMP by Dell Adapter, and 1,6 by Acer. Is it important?

Thanky
I looked at the 20v one for the Mini9 advertised, wasnt happy with the voltage. I went with the Acer one @19v.

See previous post for the one I went for to get the typical spec.

Mine works like a dream!
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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 01-26-2009, 11:25 PM

just for the record, i'm using now (i mean RIGHT NOW writing this ) a 18.5V/3.5A Hewlett Packard power adapter, so far so good


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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 02-03-2009, 01:29 PM

FYI - I've been using a Sager 5760 20v 6A adapter for quite some time to power ALL of the following:
  • Sager 5760 (20v 6A)[/*:m:1i5mr1vy]
  • Gateway M685E (19v 6.3A)[/*:m:1i5mr1vy]
  • HP Pavillion ZE2315 (18.5v 3.5A)[/*:m:1i5mr1vy]
  • Dell Mini 9 (19v 1.58A)[/*:m:1i5mr1vy]
I've also used the Gateway M685E adapter to power a Gateway M250E (19v 3.95A) and a Sager 5720 (20v 6A). The Sager adapter is a little loose in the Mini, but on all the rest it's snug like it's supposed to be.

My point is that pretty much anything within 1-1.5v +/- will work in just about anything as long as it has enough current for your device to draw. Power is not really all that picky, just run a meter on your AC outlet! You'll get anywhere between 105v-125v!
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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter EU type - 02-04-2009, 04:14 PM

Anyone found a source of suitable plug based power adaptors for 2 pin european mains sockets, available in europe ?
Would save me carting a travel adaptor around with my UK plug based supply.


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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 02-07-2009, 06:36 AM

This is a great help! I was about to drop 20 or 30 dollars on a spare, but after reading this thread, I dug through my cord collection and found a spare liteon adapter from an old ViewSonic tablet. It's 20 volts and 2.5 amps. The tip looks right... Do I dare try it? The one volt difference isn't likely to cause trouble, is it?

Thanks!
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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 02-07-2009, 02:40 PM

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This is a great help! I was about to drop 20 or 30 dollars on a spare, but after reading this thread, I dug through my cord collection and found a spare liteon adapter from an old ViewSonic tablet. It's 20 volts and 2.5 amps. The tip looks right... Do I dare try it? The one volt difference isn't likely to cause trouble, is it?

Thanks!
An official Dell document that I don't admit I have specifies the adapter as 19v +/- 1v so your 20v adapter will work fine (just be sure the tip is center positive!)
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Default Re: Replacement Power Adapter - 03-26-2009, 04:09 PM

My old British cars had positive ground (earth); in the US the ground is almost always negative.
Do the Brits switch polarity on electronic devices the same as they do cars? :roll:
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