Netbook DC Charger

Submitted: Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:18
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I have an Acer Aspire One Netbook. It came with a normal AC charger which will work off my inverter in the truck, but I want a DC Charger as back-up

Acer themselves don't stock an OME DC Charger for the Netbook. So far I haven't been able to locate one at Dick Smith's either(where I bought the Netbook)

Yes, I found one on Ebay located in Hong Kong....but I don't have a Credit Card

I had a Kerio DC Charger but that died together with the old Notebook a while ago. Additional jack plugs I had for that charger did not fit the Netbook either.

Any ideas where I can obtain one in Oz?


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Reply By: garrycol - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:29

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:29
I know you have been to Dick Smith with no luck but they do sell them - also so does JayCar - they come with different voltages (switchable) for different computers. They also come with different load capacities - get the biggest you can - they are around $50.

I run my Toshiba Notebook on one I bought from Dick Smith - works fine - get a little warm but it does have protection if being asked to do too much.

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Reply By: Member - Teege (NSW) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:30

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:30
Willem
have a look at this one Jaycar catalogue

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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:11

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:11
Yes that one will work. However Cat MP3463 will also do it and is only $39.95. I have the Acer one and it works fine.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:01

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:01
Jaycar catalogue number MP 3463. It's an 80w supply, capable of running the 19v that the Acer needs. I use one for my Acer Travelmate.

$37.95...
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:34

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:34
Willem
Check out the Inverter Info HERE
You might not have a credit card.... for Hong Kong you need a Passport ....tic.

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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:44

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 12:44
Yep - Bought one about 2 years back (Power Tech Plus - MP3467 - input 12-13.8VDC - outputs x 6, range 15V to 24V with current range 5A - 6A). Options re male plug sizes too for the puta. Think it was Jaycar. Mine has been very good 'in the field'.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:37

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 13:37
Hi Willem
There are quite a few around, and vary a great deal in price.
Belkin make a good universal power pack (12-240 with tips to suite any laptop) I think that they are about the $170 mark. There is a top of the range one at work, world wide usage, from 110v USA to 240 v Aus. All fittings for 12v as well, they are about $240

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Reply By: Member - Brad S (SA) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 14:13

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 14:13
Hi Willem

Try JayCar there are several in thier cattledog.

www.jaycar.com.au

Search: Computer Accessories -> Laptop power supplies

Probably closest to you is at Gepps Cross

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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:32

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 15:32
My computer tech man got me one - Power tech Plus MP-3472.
Auto Laptop Power Supply and it cost around the $60 to $70 mark. It comes with a range of connector tips and op instructions are on the rear.
Has worked well for me and we rarely stay in powered sites so I love it.
I tried to buy the Asus one which was much pricier but couldnt get one (luckily as it turned out).
I have seen it in the local Jaycar outlet since.
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Reply By: Moggs - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 18:53

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 18:53
We also have an Acer Aspire One computer for the kids and I have been trying to buy a second battery - no luck anywhere. I have also been chasing a DC charger and was told that the Kerio was no good as the Aspire One AC adaptor only uses 1 amp. All of the DC chargers with selectable amperage are much higher than this. Does it matter if the amps are higher?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:17

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:17
G'day Moggs

Yes my Acers says that 1.6amps input is what is required so I too am not sure there to find one except on Ebay.


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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:57

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:57
It doesn't matter if the supply is CAPABLE of providing more current.

The current drawn will vary anyway whether the Harddisk is running etc.

It's essential that the voltage and polarity are correct.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:03

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 09:03
Mike

This Acer Netbook is Solid State as far a I know. Not sure if it has a Hard Drive as we know it. So just being cautious. Don't want to break anything too soon(I have habit of doing just that).

Thanks for your feedback
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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:30

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:30
Have you tried Targus

Targus

Scroll down and match your PC to the tip you need
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:51

Friday, Feb 13, 2009 at 20:51
Thanks Skippy

Enough tips there to sink a ship :-)


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Reply By: Member - cuffs (SA) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 03:07

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 03:07
I to have just purchased a Acer Aspire One Netbook, so I follow all of Willem threads, as he asks the questions I want answers to.
Just transfered OziExplorer, and maps over & Mapsource for my Garmin 60CSx, will also be running nRoute & City Navigator NT 2009. So keep asking the questions Willem.
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:39

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 08:39
Thanks everyone for your contributions. I have scoured the websites and catalogues

I have had a kind offer from a fellow Member to include an extra one in his Ebay purchase.

These are the specifications for the Charger.

Input DC 10.5 - 16VDC
Output 19V -1.6A

Tip number 102

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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:17

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 17:17
Willem, i purchased the Jaycar MP3463. Does the job. Has a max output of 3.5 amp and is adjustable up to 20V. At $39.95 its not as cheap as the ebay one i know but for others who are after one its just letting them know.
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