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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2013
For the first week or so, I LOVED this charger. It came lightning fast (2 days faster than expected) and worked perfectly in my Acer 5552.

Tonight however, it has finally motivated me to write a review and warn innocent buyers of what they could be getting themselves into.

I am not helpless when it comes to electronics, or technology. I purchased this charger because as a poor college student, I couldn't afford to drop $60+ on a charger supplied by Acer. When I saw this one, I knew the price was perfect-- especially with such great reviews; no one had anything bad to say about it! "How could it possibly go wrong?".... Unfortunately it did go completely and disastrously wrong.
I am a very tech savvy person, I took proper care of the charger. It was never plugged in when not in use, I always gently coiled it up when I put it in my laptop bag, it was given as much ventilation as I could manage, and it was never plugged into my laptop unless it was actually charging my battery. Regardless of those precautions, the power supply gets HOT!!! However, this is not unusual for most laptop chargers; even the stock Acer charger puts out a respectable amount of BTU's. When I felt the heat coming out of this device; I thought nothing of it. It was comparable to the heat I have seen produced by stock Apple chargers for a Macbook Pro. Everything seemed perfect!! I was wrong.
The power supply gradually got hotter during use; then finally it got so hot that it managed to get so hot it melted, it melted the acrylic fabric on my couch, singed a nearby throw pillow, and the power supply itself was a mangled wreck. My only theory on this is that; while the voltage emitted from the charger is high enough, the amperage was not sufficient; causing excessive heat.

Perhaps I got a faulty product, perhaps it was just a fluke but I will never purchase another cheap charger, or another product from this company ever again. So buyer beware; you really do get what you pay for and quite possibly more than you bargained for!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2012
Our puppy chewed up the original charger. It didn't seem to fit as well as this new replacement so i am very pleased with this purchase. The price was excellent, it fits better than the original and charges the laptop like a champ. If you are looking for a new charger, I highly recommend this one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2012
I got this as a replacement since our puppy ate the original. I did get one of those universal ones, but the connection to the computer seemed too loose. This one fits my Acer Aspire 5552-6838 perfectly and works great! I actually think it's better than the original that came with the computer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2013
We bought this charger for our Acer Aspire at the beginning of May. It officially died last night. It has been on its way out for about 2 days -- it reached the point where it would only charge if you had it in the perfect position. My laptop pretty much stays in the living room -- I do not wrap up any cables or travel with the charger.

I give it 2 stars only because the price is quite reasonable in comparison with an Acer charger but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

As my laptop is getting old, I bought this replacement charger because I didn't want to pay a lot for brand new charger when I know I'm going to be buying a new laptop within a year. I only wanted this charger to last until I bought a new laptop but it hasn't even lasted 6 months.

Another few things I didn't like about this charger:
- It is significantly shorter than my original laptop cable (by a good two to three feet)
- It got quite hot (uncomfortable to touch)
- It occasionally would make a crackling noise -- I could only hear it like at night when everything was quiet and I was trying to sleep but it still made me quite nervous
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 15, 2013
I am having the hardest time with this charger, I've had it for about 2 months and it becomes way too hot and it doesn't charge unless it is sitting at a certain angle. I can have it charging for about 10 minutes and it burns my finger when I go to touch it. It's a rip off, I am just going to have to end up buying the original cord from Acer-it's more expensive but at least it won't burn and it'll actually charge my computer the right way.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2013
this is what my wife needed cause she cut the other some how and the was a great price and it works great
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2012
The charger works well. The price was incredible. The product arrived quickly and is as good or better than an original factory model.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2015
This AC Adapter was a life saver. I thought My computers battery was shot. Come to find out... It was the charging cord. Recieved this..fast shipping and my life saver.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2015
The original charger that came with our laptop finally died after years of use, which was especially an issue because the battery is completely dead. I got this charger at a very reasonable price and it works just as well as the original. The cord pulls apart rather easily, but goes back together without any issues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2015
For the first time in my Amazon history i am writing a thumbs down review. This is garbage. It was not compatible with my acer 5250. Waste of money . Would give a negative if I could.
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