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Works fine, good value, short cord
on January 19, 2013
I bought this for my Inspiron 1440 and it does the job at a fraction of the cost of the original Dell power supply. The OEM model was temporarily out of stock at both Amazon and Dell when I needed it, so I took a chance on this one and received prompt next day delivery..
The unit powers the computer and charges the battery just fine. It has a good snug fit at the computer connection. There is an indicator light on the power supply, an essential feature often lacking in cheaper units.
The major drawback is that the cord between the power supply and the computer is a little too short, so that the box is often dangling off the ground when in use. This stresses the connector and makes handling uncomfortable.
I can't say I'm dissatisfied considering the low price and ready availability, but I'd definitely look for a longer cord if purchasing a replacement.