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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
So far so good.
on December 1, 2010
I bought this for my Dell Inspiron 1525 because the official stock charger that originally came with the laptop stopped charging, but kept the laptop on as long as it was plugged in, but then eventually it just died all together. With the price, I knew that this was not an official Dell charger and I can't understand how people can feel like they were tricked into thinking it was one. With the amount of decent reviews for this item, I decided to get it because I needed it, since my laptop is my lifeline.
This charger shipped within the time they said it would. I, however, received it 2 days before I went on a month long vacation to another country so, it hasn't been used much yet.[*] As far as I can tell, this charger works; It charges the battery and keeps the power on, which is what I (and probably most of you) purchased it for. My laptop stays powered on almost all day and it's keeping it alive with no problems.
The part that sticks into the computer actually fits more snug in there than the official Dell one does. My charger has a 2 prong plug instead of 3 like someone else said, not that it really matters anyway since most outlets made within the last 30 years are compatible with 3 prong plugs.
One complained about the charger getting very hot while charging the battery, I haven't noticed it getting any warmer than the Dell charger, I actually think this charger runs cooler than the official since that one would get so hot I could barely hold onto it sometimes.
The only con I can really comment on is that the cord is a bit short, but I don't move my laptop around much so, it doesn't really effect me, but I can see how it could inconvenience others.
Some of the reviews stated that it stopped working after a few of weeks and since I haven't used it that long yet, I cannot comment on that, but if anything changes, I'll be sure to update you. [*]
* [!! UPDATE!!]
I've owned this adapter for a year now and it is still working as good as the day I got it.