Laptop AC Power Adapter
Want a new AC power adapter? Whether
you're looking for a replacement adapter, a spare, or an extra one for
home/office use, our article will guide you toward making your decision.
Step 1: Check Your Current Adapter
On our site, there are two ways for you
to find the adapter that will power your specific laptop model. First, you
can find adapters by using our enhanced search tool to input the make,
series, and model of your laptop. After you have inputted the information
about your laptop a list of compatible products will appear. From there
you can select the adapter you're looking to purchase.
Second, you can input the part number in our search box. The part number
is often located on the adapter on the underside of the power adapter box.
Examples of part numbers are: 325112-001 or 09T215. After you input your
part number, a list of products that will work with your laptop will
Step 2: Volts
When looking at the specifications of an
adapter you will see that some are made specifically for your laptop model
and others are universal. Either type will work. Deciding between a
universal and non-universal adapter is a matter of preference.
There are some advantages with choosing a
universal laptop adapter. This type of adapter can be used with many
laptops, which may be convenient if you have multiple laptops that are
from different manufacturers or are different models. Every universal
adapter comes with multiple tips to fit different laptops. They also have
a switch for you to adjust the volts.
Whether you choose a universal or
non-universal adapter you want to check the volts. Each laptop is unique and requires a
different amount of energy. The amount of volts your unit requires is
printed on the bottom of your laptop. You may also check your owner's manual
for this information. Using
an adapter with less volts than is required for your laptop will not work.
There simply will not be enough power to run it.
Step 3: For Travelers
Planning on leaving the country? The
power outlets in European countries have different power ratings. Their
outlets release more power than those in the U.S. Be sure to use an
adapter that will prevent short circuits and ensure compatibility. Another
option is to make sure your AC power adapter accepts 100-240 volts. You
can find this information in the specifications section of each laptop ac
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