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Default Duo Power Adapter - 02-19-2011, 07:26 PM

Anyone out there have a Inspiron Duo and some other netbook or laptop that has a compatible power adapter? I would like to have a second power adapter and according to Dell, none is available yet. So, I was wondering if another model used one that would be compatable.
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Default 02-19-2011, 08:48 PM

I found that an extra adapter I had leftover from my Mini 9 is a perfect fit, in both plug dimensions, polarity and output ratings.


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Default 02-20-2011, 01:55 AM

Thanks! I got on eBay and ordered one, fairly inexpensive too!
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Default 02-20-2011, 02:00 AM

I'll tell you what; It made my day when I found it and the specs matched up with the one the Duo shipped with.
It's also a 2-prong, which works with the extension cord I'm using behind my couch!

Glad you were able to find something!


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Default 02-20-2011, 10:15 PM

Is it just me, or is it just a little dissapointing that neither Dell nor any other laptop manufacturer makes any effort on the appearance and layout of the power adapters for laptops!

They could be sooooo much better designed!

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Default 02-24-2011, 11:23 AM

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Is it just me, or is it just a little dissapointing that neither Dell nor any other laptop manufacturer makes any effort on the appearance and layout of the power adapters for laptops!

They could be sooooo much better designed!

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The original mini 9 ones were good. The transformer was in the plug head itself. May try and pick one up for my Duo
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Default 02-24-2011, 01:02 PM

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The original mini 9 ones were good. The transformer was in the plug head itself. May try and pick one up for my Duo
I didnt know that! Might well be worth getting one then!

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Default 02-25-2011, 12:35 AM

I disagree. Having the transformer built into the plug of the mini 9 power supply is NOT a good design. I had all kinds of complications trying to plug it into some of the weird hotel power supplies that they build into the desk. I had trouble plugging it into Airline seats. I had stability problems using foreign power adapters with it. better to keep the plug nice and standard when traveling.
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Default 02-25-2011, 09:44 AM

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I disagree. Having the transformer built into the plug of the mini 9 power supply is NOT a good design. I had all kinds of complications trying to plug it into some of the weird hotel power supplies that they build into the desk. I had trouble plugging it into Airline seats. I had stability problems using foreign power adapters with it. better to keep the plug nice and standard when traveling.
I've run into those problems in the past with my Mini 9 power adapter in hotels, now that you mention it.
Usually that goofy outlet they stick in the base a lamp or some such other thing.

The stock adapter with its standard plug and short cable gets the bulk out of the plug area.


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