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Perfect Replacement Charger
on November 17, 2010
This is a replacement charger for my wife's stock Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop charger. The original charger began flaking out after a year of use, and died completely a month later.
This charger, while cheap compared to others of the same make and model, seems perfect so far.
The specs on the charger (charging voltage and current rating) are exactly the same as the original. In fact, the only differences I can see are the charging cord (the detachable cord that connects the charger to the wall outlet) and the led power light. The outlet-to-charger cord has a perpendicular connector, while the original was a parallel connector (comes in at a right angle). And the led is green instead of blue.
These minor changes make no difference in quality, and in fact the green led is easier on the eyes than the original blue (the original blue led was *very* bright, and actually uncomfortable to look at).
I'm very surprised that the original charger died within only 1 year of use. Perhaps this is normal with laptop chargers since the charging current is so high compared to other chargers for electronics. Therefore I must assume that this 3rd party replacement will fail within a year also. But I'm okay with that as the price is just right.
Bottom Line: if you're looking for a replacement charger for your Dell Inspiron, this is the one to get.