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Notebooks Buying laptop in US - AC power adapter?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JonDixon, 30 Sep 2008.

  1. JonDixon

    JonDixon Decking is the new modding

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    Hi,

    I am looking at getting a gateway 7811FX laptop from the US as I have a relative who can pick one up for me. In terms of the ac power adapter it has a 3 pin cloverleaf plug.

    If I was to replace the US cable with one from the UK would the ac adapter be okay or would I have to use a US-UK travel adapter or something?

    Advice appreciated
     
  2. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Most laptop power bricks I've seen (in the UK, mind you) lately are 100-230V, so will work on both sides of the pond. I expect it's to save having to make 2 different power bricks.
    It all depends what the label on the adaptor says. if it's 100-230V, you're in the clear, I would have thought.
     
  3. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    ajayrana, don't hijjack threads....

    And (not sure mind you) I believe that you may be able to get the proper plug end for the brick from gateway (as long as the voltage is correct).
     
  4. NaNeil

    NaNeil What's a Dremel?

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    Yup, the laptop-brick bit is normally separate from the brick-wall cable, which is sort-of kettle lead shaped but rounded instead of straight edges. These can be swapped to one for the UK :)
     
  5. JonDixon

    JonDixon Decking is the new modding

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    I thought that was the case. Probably wont be able to get the cable from gateway as they dont supply this particular model to the UK, I will check the voltage when it finally gets to me.

    Seems such a good deal to pass up, now what else do I want from bestbuy
     
  6. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Bricks in North America are always 110/220V 50Hz/60Hz auto-switching. You just need the US -> UK plug converter which you can buy for like $3-4 and you're all set. That's all I take with my Acer when I travel to Europe and back.
     

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