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1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped working in two days, November 15, 2010
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This review is from: Dell Ac Adapter Laptop Charger for Dell INSPIRON, XPS, Studio, Latitude, Vostro, P/N PA-10 PA10 90w 90 watt Portable Charger for Laptop Notebook Computer Battery Charger Power Supply Cord Plug (Personal Computers)
For two days this product worked OK, then it started sparking and fizzing and did not work when plugged into my laptop. A guy at Best Buy looked at it and as soon as he plugged it in he said "oh crap, that shouldn't be plugged in at all!" because it was dangerous. I bought this product because of the scary reviews of the non-DELL chargers, but it just goes to show you that anything can be a poor quality piece of crap.
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Initial post: Feb 16, 2011 1:15:11 PM PST
Tyler Pedigo says:
buy a 65 watt charger 90 watts is too much for the battery to handle.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 1:50:56 AM PDT
Fiream says:
Tyler, you really should educate yourself before posting as you would seem much less foolish. A simple 2-minute Google would have given you the info you obviously lack. As per Dell, you can use a higher wattage GENUINE Dell adapter with absolutely no ill effects to the laptop or battery however using a LOWER rated adapter will cause the unit to run at its slowest 'Speedstep' speed and will charge the battery very slowly. Using a 90W adapter from say, a D820, on a D400 that specs a 65W will likely increase the adapter life as it will work less to supply the needed current to the laptop. The laptop and its associated INTERNAL charging system will only pull as much as it was designed for regardless of adapter used. I use a 130W Dell adapter from an XPS on my D820 when at my desk and have for years.
Bottom line, if you value your laptop and home never buy a non-genuine Dell power adapter, period. If it doesn't have DELL cast into the casing and clearly printed on the spec label as well as the UL, CE, etc. listing info, run away don't walk.
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