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Default Re: Car power adapter for the Mini 9 - 02-18-2009, 07:02 PM

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Has anyone tried this car charger from eBay?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0363340740
No, but I've tried this one and it works great. It comes with various tips and the voltage is selectable for use with other laptops/devices.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Car-Charger-Cable-A ... :1|294:200

However, I think if I had it to do over, I'd probably buy the one you show, which is a little more compact (no tips to lose) and half the price.

EDIT: Well, 3 months later... the one I got on eBay (above) works but every time you unplug it from the 12v. outlet you have to reset the voltage. That's a pain and I don't think I would buy that one again.


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Default Re: Car power adapter for the Mini 9 - 04-11-2009, 09:29 PM

I just bought the iGo Everywhere Max and an iPhone tip at radioshack. Total price was: 155!! Holy ****!! I bought it because iGo is a reputable brand and I prefer it over Radioshack brand. I've been using it for like an hour now and my battery is fine. I don't notice any heat other than the heat from the wireless N wreless card that has a knack for getting hot.

This thing comes with the airplane adapter, car adaptor, and wall plug adapter as well as 10 different tips. The Mini 9 takes iGo tip (207).

Be careful because I found 2 other tips in the kit I bought that fit. I don't know what would happen if I tried it but I don't want to know.

Overall it looks pretty safe.


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Default Re: Car power adapter for the Mini 9 - 05-08-2009, 03:30 PM

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I just bought the iGo Everywhere Max and an iPhone tip at radioshack. Total price was: 155!! Holy ****!! I bought it because iGo is a reputable brand and I prefer it over Radioshack brand. I've been using it for like an hour now and my battery is fine. I don't notice any heat other than the heat from the wireless N wreless card that has a knack for getting hot.
Holy **** is right, $155??? I am all for keeping my A90 safe, but that's over half of what I paid for the netbook in the first place!

If anyone has tried any one-piece car chargers (like the one mentioned from ebay) let me know. I hate all those little tips from the Targus and iGo.


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Default Re: Car power adapter for the Mini 9 - 05-10-2009, 02:56 PM

i bought one of these for my 1501 a couple years back. i bought it though dell tho, not straight from the company

http://www.lindelectronics.com/cgi-bin/ ... il_product
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Default 05-12-2009, 10:55 PM

2nd on Lind's chargers... a bit expensive, but have used them exclusively for years.

Cheap option is a merely a 12 VDC / 110VAC converter.


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Default 06-16-2009, 03:41 AM

I posted this about the one I just bought.

http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/77920-post28.html
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Default 06-17-2009, 04:16 PM

I use a "pocket Inverter" from ernergizer. It is tiny and lets me use anything in my car that has a standard plug. I can plug in my Dell Mini, a friend's macbook, a guitar effects processor,etc... and it also has a port to plug ina USB device so I can charge my ipod/iphone off it at the same time if I want to. Cheap too!
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Default 09-24-2009, 05:54 AM


Yesterday, 06:59 AM

I bought one off of ebay about a month ago for about $8 shipped. It was listed as for a dell mini 9 . It was sold by those cheap sellers from hong kong. I,ve used it extensively for a month...it gets hot as heck, but works. Note: the white sticker that came on it says its for an asus netbook or something.

edit.... this is it. New Car Charger Adapter for Dell Inspiron 910 Mini 9 - eBay (item 260478264248 end time Sep-23-09 17:38:07 PDT)

It was smaller than I thought it would be. I am a BIG fan of buying cheap electronic gizmos from hong kong sellers.
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