April 5th, 2008, 18:27 PM
Power adapters for my Dell Laptop
I bought a Vostro 1000 recently and since I'm in the UK, it came with a UK-style 240V adapter.
I'm taking a trip to the US so I nee a way to run it off 110V... but I'm confused by Dell's website. I can't tell from the descriptions which products are suitable for what. Ideally I'd like to be able to use my laptop in the UK, US and in a car/plane but I don't want to carry a big bag of cables around! How do the adapters work - mine at the moment is in 2 parts, the lead which plugs into the mains and a big lump with the adapter. I've no idea if the adapter is compatible with other voltages if I had a lead...
Anyone got any tips?
April 6th, 2008, 17:43 PM
Look at the label on the adapter. (black box). It should say something like "Input: 110-240v ~ 50-60hz".
If it does, all you need is a UK to US America Travel Adapter like the one here.
There is a similar forum thread on the Dell website although not specifiacally for your model.
April 14th, 2008, 18:22 PM
On a related note, Dell have a wonderful adapter in the US: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...&mfgpid=192401
It can run off mains or battery, so I can use it on the plane as well as the office. BUT I'm in the UK and they don't list it on the Dell UK site. And I can't tell what similar item might exist I can use, because nothing lists Vostro as a compatibility... probably because it is a new range.
Any help? I don't want to have to order one from the US...
May 26th, 2008, 03:12 AM
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Give them a look. It will be more than worth your time.