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Targus Premium Laptop Charger (AC/DC) APM69US (Piano Black)

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  • Half the size and weight of typical AC/DC chargers; includes integrated cable management and tip storage
  • Power or charge two items simultaneously with the same adapter through an AC outlet or in a car/plane; Laptop charger provides up to 90-Watts of continuous power
  • Compatible with leading laptop manufactures; Includes 9 tips for laptops, one mini-USB tip for cell phones or cameras and one iPod/iPhone tip.
  • 60% less materials are used to build this product; One charger can be used to power or charge everything by changing the tip.
  • Limited Two Year Warranty
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Product Description

The Targus Laptop Charger is half the size and weight of typical AD/DC chargers and is about the size of a blackberry. As the smallest adapter on the market, this charger is ideal for travel and includes 9 laptop tips, one mini-USB tip for cell phones, cameras or other compatible devices and one iPod/iPhone tip. Easily power or charge a laptop and one additional item such as a Blackberry or iPod at the same time. For added convenience the charger plugs directly into the wall and the AC prongs rotate 180 degrees, allowing the user to plug the charger into a power strip without blocking other outlets. The prongs also lie flat for added portability. To charge or power multiple devices in the car, the charger includes a portable auto adapter. The thin, lightweight cord packs quickly and easily and includes an elastic band for cable management. The integrated tip storage clips onto the power cord so tips stay with the charger and are readily available when needed. The Premium Laptop Charger also comes with the Tips From Targus Program which supplies users with a free tip* for your 2nd laptop and/or cell phone and free tips for future laptops and cell phones so the charger remains compatible with your devices. Form Factor- Half the size and weight of typical AC/DC chargers; includes integrated cable management and tip storage. Functionality- Power or charge two items simultaneously with the same adapter through an AC outlet or in a car/plane. Convenience- Compatible with leading laptop manufactures; Includes 9 tips for laptops, one mini-USB tip for cell phones or cameras and one iPod/iPhone tip. Tips From Targus Program gives free additional tips to make sure your devices are covered. 60% less materials are used to build this product; One charger can be used to power or charge everything by changing the tip. RoHS Compliant- Yes **Please be advised that new Targus product should arrive in sealed retail packaging as shown in the image gallery.

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Brand Name Targus
Item model number APM69US
Item Weight 11 ounces
Product Dimensions 4.5 x 2.7 x 0.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 4.49 x 2.72 x 0.75 inches
Color Black

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ASIN B002UAUZQW
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4.0 out of 5 stars 128 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #6,868 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#2,617 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Chargers & Adapters
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Date First Available October 25, 2009

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I just received it and tried it on my Dell XPS laptop with an extended battery (90Wh capacity). It charged the battery from 7% to 100% in about 140 minutes, while I continued to work on the laptop using a "High Performance" power plan. It was also able to charge an I-Phone simultaneously. The computer did not display any adapter mismatch warnings.

And yes, it does get hot.

You get 10 additional tips for free + S/H of $5. If you buy several tips in the same order, it is still only 5$ for the whole order, not per item. Additional tips you may want to get:
U301, microusb to charge most phones not made by Apple;
U302, which allows you to plug any USB device;
APC02USZ, which allows you to use the adapter on an airplane which have empower sockets and not the auto/cigarette sockets
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I'm going to start with that I purchased this charger from a brick and mortar store a year ago while on a business trip and love it.
When my fiance started traveling a lot for work, I decided to get her one too, so I ordered it from Amazon.

Actually, I ordered it from eComElectronics, but it was "fulfilled by Amazon" and therein lies the problem.
The product arrived in a really small box- the kind that folds together and opens with the "pull here" tab.
I didn't think it was the charger because, as I stated earlier, I have purchased this product new before, and know what the packaging is supposed to look like.
It came in a white plastic bag that says NEW on it, but when I opened it, I could tell it was not.
The product was scratched from use, the cord was plugged into the unit and wrapped badly.
additionally, the cord maintenance wrap is missing along with the spare tip holder.
When I called Amazon to complain, the "customer service" representative told me that they could send me the one Amazon sells for an extra $50, or offer me a refund.
I took the refund.

Other reviewers had the same problem I did with other resellers, but I thought that the "Fulfilled by Amazon" stamp meant that Amazon stood buy the product.
I was wrong.

If you've read this far, thanks for listening to my rant; I hope I've saved you from the same frustration.
Lastly, it really is a good product, it's a shame Amazon and their partners are pulling a bait and switch with it.
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I was interested to see how well this power supply would work with my Asus laptop, replacing the normal heavy brick power adapter. Nine connections available for many different types of units, including one for an ipod. It charged my laptop, no problem, but I was stunned how hot the charger was during the charge. I decided to bring home a surface temperature measurement gun (a Raytec MiniTemp MT). The Raytec is a handheld non-contact infrared thermometer that you aim at a surface with a laser pointer and it displays a temperature at that point. Starting temp 75F. Temp during charging? On the piano black side, 142F. On the opposite side, 158-162F. That is more than warm. That is very hot. Hot enough to damage a plastic surface that it might rest upon while plugged in. While hot, the rear 158F surface is ribbed so some of that heat is dissipated, and not as hot to your skin as you might expect. The manual says it will get warm, I guess it is a matter of perspective. It is obviously current draw for my laptop requiring a printed output of 19.2V - 6.32 amps. Once the laptop charged, the temperature dropped to 115F and over 10 minutes another 10F to 105F. Charging an ipod the unit did not quite as hot ranging from 106-115F.

Temperature aside, the compact unit can charge two things at once (did not try), and has an car DC adapter with an automatic cut-off if it gets too hot. I have not had a chance to check that particular temperature for charging a laptop in the car, but will update this review if I do. There is no adapter for a mini usb cell phone connection, an increasingly common charger connection for smart phones like Blackberry and Droids. Adapters are cheap, but you may need one to charge your phone.
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This is an excellent charger which is very compact and fits well into a laptop bag. It stores flat and the plug is embedded within the body of the device. Many tips are provided, and you can get the tip for free by contacting the company. My Blackberry Storm needed a different type of mini-USB connector which I had to order from Targus. The packaging of this charger states lifetime free tips. If you go to the Targus website, it lists a price for each tip, but you don't need to pay the extra money for them.

The only downside is that the tips easily separate from the connector - I used some simple scotch tape to keep them together. This seems to work fine.

I also like how it charges my Blackberry at the same time, eliminating the need to carry my Blackberry charger on my frequent business trips.
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I received my new Targus Premium AC/DC APM69US about 10 days ago. I bought this as a second power supply for my HP 8740w laptop, a more portable one. The ridiculously huge brick that came with my HP is a 200W supply (brick is a realistic term, both in size and weight). I did some research and found that the 200W power supply is standard for the 8740w. Since I have the ATI video adapter which uses 50W less than the Nvidia option, that's 50W of the 200W I don't need. Unfortunately I could not find a universal laptop charger with 150W, infact they all seem to be limited to 90W. I took a chance and purchased this unit.

Seems like a great little unit. I love the small size. The cord length (about 6.5', not including the mini-brick) isn't quite enough for my purposes, so I'm carrying a small extension cord as well. It'd be nice if the supplied cord was longer.

I'm happy to report the unit does work with my 8740w. It gets pretty warm, especially if the laptop battery requires charging. My 8740w must use close to 90W when running as it took ~10 hours to charge the battery from 25%-100%. The 200W my laptop came with will do the same charge in less than an hour. The APM69US performed the charge pretty quick with the laptop powered off, although I don't have an actual number (harder to time that when the laptop if off).

The supplied tips seem like a good selection, although there is no micro-USB. It may be that at the time of the original production of this power supply the micro-USB was not that common, but certainly it is now. You'd think they'd update the package. You can, however, get a "free" tip (or two, I forget) with this power supply through the Targus website, but you have to pay for shipping. So while that's nice, it's not really free.
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