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Best portable Laptop charger out there for under 70.00

Q: Best portable Laptop charger out there for under 70.00

Well herro there :3, Anyways YO 8D

Im looking about for a portable charger for my TabletPC (Fujitsu Lifebook T4215) and yeah i know it's old but It works pretty well i will say abeit one big problem it has

It has HORRIFIC Battery life as in i can charge it to the full 4 bars of it's battery and it'll be smoked in about 15-20 mins, I've also got the power settings to near low (The CPU's clocking at 1GHZ now rather than 2GHZ (it's a core2duo t7200 btw) and the screens as dim as can be (I like my screens dim since i love the dark ^^) and since im wanting to travel about with it to my art studio that will kind of not suffice, and also i want to use it for enjoyment like while traveling and such.

So effectively the device i kinda want is to say a portable powerstation, And it'd be cool if it lasted upto per say 3 1/2 hours + from fully charged to near empty And as optionals too it could support nya other two laptops (Lenovo G550 and Acer Aspire 5742) And wouldn't cost me a fortune, 70? would be pretty good, But i also want quality too as this is likely to have some usage to it too.

I don't want the answer "Oh just buy a new tablet" cause i've had that thrown at me and i Don't want to invest money into ANOTHER tablet when i only just bought this one a number of months ago ^^; X),

As said the rest of it's good just not that end, And i'd also rather not take the thing with getting a new battery for it, so Pretty much as the title states, Best portable charger for under or about 70? ^w^ thanks CX 8D

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A: Best portable Laptop charger out there for under 70.00

Hi there

Another possibly better option is to get an AC inverter which you can run from a Car battery -- 12 V DC input ---220 V AC output (as you said 70 GBP I assume UK so electricity supply there (when it's actually working !!) like rest of W/N/E Europe is 220 V not 120 V). This way you can charge the laptop while driving , use the laptop "out in the field" ON MAINS !! and being a 220 V AC you could plug in two other laptops at the same time - I wouldn't actually USE 3 laptops at the same time though on the inverter as you mighty find the Car battery would run down fairly quickly.

(Charging 2 and using one would be fine though).


Here are a load of 150 W one's -- from around 12 GBP to 40 GBP well under your budget --- and to use just plug the inverter into the car cigar lighter socket and your laptop into the standard AC outlet.

Enc pic as well as a link since some people might not know what an "Inverter" is given the lack of any sort of Engineering knowledge these days in Schools etc.

This is the one I use the BESTEK (pic shown) -- as it's 300 W output and even has 2 USB slots for charging USB devices like mobile phones which charge via USB slot (not USB mini==>micro adapters are also available). I have a decent battery in my car so the 300W is fine for me.

Costs 25 GBP and I use a 3 pin ==> European 2 pin adapter as the UK has its 3 pin rather non standard system.

For more choiceslook at the link


Amazon.co.uk: 12v car inverter.

Much more flexible since 150 W will EASILY CHARGE 3 laptops while running one as well.

Simple.

( If you don't have a car then just get a separate 12 V car battery which you could charge at home and connect it to the inverter with a pair of Crocodile clips -- but I wouldn't imagine taking a Car battery on a Bus and charging a laptop while on the vehicle !! -- in any case any sort of Power reservoir that needs what you want won't be easily portable so I assume you have a car or a colleague who has one).

One of my part time gigs is shooting Nature photography in remote places -- power isn't usually available in these places so the Inverter is a perfect solution for me too.

Cheers
jimbo

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Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Portable laptop charger

Because you would be supplying an over voltage to the charging circuit, it may likely cause damage to the motherboard.
 

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When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts button white light blinking my laptop model inspiron n5010
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A:When i connect charger to laptop the power button and charger light starts blinking

Hi ZMR 1986,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
* Are you able to boot into windows normally?
* Please try to boot into BIOS <F2> and check what is the status of the battery / adapter listed.
* Please update the BIOS to the latest available version from our Dell Support Site.
* Can we check with an alternate adapter?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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1. So here what I have done to debug. Me and my brother, we have purchased the same Dell laptops at the same time a year and a bit ago. This is why for a debugging purposes it was good.I took my charger and plugged in to his computer. And it works. Definitely not the charger issue I guess. And when I plug charger in to my computer, green light is still on the charger. And I have the original charger that came with the laptop.
2. Now, laptop works on the battery only, so this means that motherboard is working. I guess.
3. Next thing I did was unplugged charger and removed the battery from the laptop. Then I pushed and hold "Power" button for 45 seconds to discharge a flea charge. Plugged charger back in but laptop wont start.
4. Next I started laptop on the battery, went to BIOS and checked if the charger is recognized in the BIOS. No, it doesn't recognize charger. So, if it is not a charger then what else can it be?
5. Laptop doesn't have any strange smells so I'm not sure if anything happened with the motherboard, but I would assume mother board is ok because it works of the battery.
6. I was thinking updating the BIOS, but I can't, because it wont update whi... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 17R 5720 doesn't work with charger. Charger is not recognized. Not charger problem.

Hi CJ777,
Thanks for reaching out with your query. You pretty much figured out all points of failure. Good job.
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A:When putting in laptop charger, laptop goes up to 80 degrees celcius

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The problem is:
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Tried installing the updated drivers, the laptop works fine only for a short period and then after some time the same freezing with buzzing sound problem comes back.
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Not satisfied with the Dell and Dell repair services.
Need help with this problem.

A:Dell Inspiron 15 7567 laptop freezing and buzzing sound issue when laptop charger is plugged in and unplugged while playing music/video

Please verify BIOS version on the system by typing msinfo32 onto the [Cortana] search box and stroll down to BIOS Version / Date. The latest BIOS version is 1.1.0 ,1.1.0, if there's an old version, I suggest updating to the latest version. Please click on link below to safety install latest BIOS version.
Update System Setup (BIOS) for a Dell Computer ... - …

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Hi
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A:laptop charger wont charge laptop

It could be the charger has died.this can be checked with a voltmeter.
You can probably pick one up on Ebay for about 20
 

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James
 

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any ideas what is wrong?
 

A:laptop charger help

...It's a Dell.
On that same screen it should say how to disable that message. Sometimes you have to update the BIOS to actual be able to get rid of that message or be able to use non-Dell adapters. Latest BIOS is here: http://support.dell.com/support/dow...-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=1&fileid=252216

But if its not charging the battery then there could actually be an issue. Possibly with the charging circuits on the mainboard, or there's possibly something damaging the adapters, like brownouts or surges. Does the jack in the laptop seem loose?
 

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Oh and the connector fits. Both bits are yellow too.
 

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A:Laptop Charger

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A:HP laptop and it has been not on because of bed charger

Welcome to the forum!

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A:Laptop charger

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A:understanding lan on portable laptop???

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A:Portable, desktop or laptop HDD?

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I bought my laptop recently(about 4 months). Normaly when I connect the laptop to adapter, if the pc is charging the red LED will be on the it will be blue when the battery is fully charged. But when I was working with charger connected, suddenly the battery stopped charging. PC do not recognize the charger now. I tried to run a bios ac-adapter test but it also saying charger is not connected. I can't update BIOS because PC do not recognize the charger. The most weird thing is that the charging LED is blue. But the battery is not charging or fully charged. Now the battery is almost finished. Adapter works fine. (Checked with a different PC in same model) Any help??

A:Laptop do not recognize charger

> I tried to run a bios ac-adapter test but it also saying charger is not connected. This is a symptom of a problem with the motherboard -- either the circuitry that detects when the AC adapter is connected  has failed, or the socket on the motherboard to which the AC adapter plugs-in to is damaged -- not making proper contact with the motherboard. If the computer is still under warranty, contact HP (using the "Contact HP" hyperlnk near the bottom-left of this web-page), and get them to fix it. > I can't update BIOS because PC do not recognize the charger Correct.  When the computer is running solely on battery-power, there's a possibility of running out of "juice" during a BIOS update, resulting in "bricking" your computer.  So, the BIOS updater requires AC power. In my experience, trying to update the BIOS is *NEVER* my first trouble-shooting step.   

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Basically what's happened is this: Recently I got the "warn me if my battery needs replacing" message on Windows, so I ordered a new one which arrived today, then I fitted it (pre-charged to 75%) and it worked perfectly.

Next I plugged in my current charger only to find that just like my previous battery, no charge is being received, and I don't mean the "plugged in, not charging" message, but rather it just simply doesn't work.

Seems like the charger is defective, but what are the odds that both the charger and the battery would fail at the same time? I've tried multiple fuses in the plug but none of them make a difference, so it's likely not the fuse either...

Hopefully it's just the charger and I can go and order a new one. If that doesn't work I'll dismantle the laptop and make sure the connection from the charging port to the motherboard is working/and is not damaged. After that, I have no clue what could be going on; the battery is fine as is the laptop itself, it just won't charge.

With all that said could someone shed some light onto what may have happened here? I'm getting the feeling that my old battery likely works fine (unless the defective charger damaged it somehow).

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Should any charger with the same model number work? The model number is ADP-65JH BB

I've been looking around on ebay...I see some with a 2 prong connection and some with 3. Some have slightly different amperage ratings.

Do I need the exact numbers or should any charger with the model number ADP-65JH BB work?
 

A:Is there anything to I need to know when buying a laptop charger?

Better post all info you can get. Not likely, but possible that 2 chargers with same model number different enough to do harm. Small differences in amperage ratings don't matter, but voltages definitely would, of course. You need to be certain on input voltage and connector types on both ends. You need the right input for your country (which may be indicated by a single letter at the end of the model number).
 

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Hello, this is urgent. This just happened a while ago. I was playing a game here on my laptop and it was under 20% battery life, as I continued to play when it was plugged in. And all of a sudden I hear a spark and then my laptop shut down unexpectedly, and I immediately unplugged it and tried turning it on but it wouldn't turn on for a few minutes. Afterwards everything was normal, but as I plugged the charger back in the light indicator on the side of my laptop wont lit up anymore.So I'm not sure if it's my laptop or the charger is broken. Please help. 

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my laptop charger (from dell) makes a high-pitched buzzing noise when i plug it into my laptop.
ive searched the web, but i cant find a satisfactory answer. some say its dangerous, some say its harmless.
so, is it dangerous or not?
i already ordered a new one, just to be sure, its coming tomorrow.
 

A:laptop charger is buzzing

If it has only recently started doing this then it might be a duff capacitor... is the laptop still under warranty? If so, Dell can be quite good at swapping these things out.

But, I think you've sorted this out now by getting the new adapter.
 

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My charger started acting funny the other day my laptop wouldn't charge I plugged my charger in the port it don't seem to pick up that it is being charged , i thought maybe it was the charger. My mom went bought a charger from Walmart (not the same company charger ) it seemed to work it charged the day after it was fully charge I used it all day till my battery was about to die I got the notification saying 12% go charge your laptop so I plugged it in. It seemed to work but there was a yellow caution sign on the battery icon it wasn't charging but I was keeping the laptop on that is until I took the charger out that's when it just turned off. It is now dead when I try turn it on I see white blinking lights so I don't think it's a battery problem I just can't charge it , when I plug the Chargers none of them seemed to be working. Usually there is a orange blinking light indicating my laptop is being charged it doesn't show that when I plug the Chargers in, now my laptop is dead and I can't turn it on please I need help . side note: I tried and searched everything , and no my charging port is not lose when I plug it in, Please someone help

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Hey all,

I just got given a Novatech from a friend. The battery takes a 20v 4.5amp charger, and ive only got one that is 20v 6amps.

I plugged it in briefly, it turned on fine. But im not sure about using it on there because the amp is so much higher... will it end up doing damage too the laptop? Or completly frying it?
 

A:Laptop Charger question

No the 6 amp adapter/charger won't hurt the laptop. The laptop will only use as much amperage as it needs, and no more. it is okay to use
 

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I've had problems with my Dell Inspiron 1570 laptop not fully charging for quite some time. The battery would charge normally to about 55% and then just stop there, although the Dell Battery Meter would still say "charging".

I've done some googling and decided that my battery was dying, so I ordered a new one off ebay. This one charges normally to about 70% (or at least that's what the battery meter says), then stays there, just like the old one.
A curious thing I've noticed is that the original battery had the capacity of 5600mAh and the new one only has 4400mAh. 55% of 5600mAh, which is what the old battery was charging to, and 70% of 4400mAh for the new one, are exactly the same values (3080mAh). I have no idea what that means, but it sure is interesting.

Someone already suggested to try battery calibration. Since there was no such option in BIOS, I tried doing it manually, by draining the battery and then recharging it with the laptop powered off. I actually got a few percent less charge that way.

I'm running Windows 8.1, but I've also tried booting a live Ubuntu USB, which made no difference.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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for a while now i have had to move the charger around so it would charge laptop, and last night it has stopped charging no matter what position i put the wire.

is it the laptop or the charger thats the problem? because green light still comes on the charger.
 

A:laptop charger not working.

It could be either.

If moving the plug to the computer around, without changing the angle between the cord and back of the plug too much, made the connection come and go, the problem might be in the jack or where the jack is mounted to the motherboard.

If moving the cord around, without changing the position of the plug in the jack too much, made the connection come and go, the problem might be in the cord itself. Say, like a broken internal conductor where the cord enters the back of the plug.
 

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I leave my charger in my laptop, and sometime it just stops charging. It's still plugged in, but it just... stops. Then I have to take it out and put it back in again. What the hell is going on?

Sometimes the things burns like hell. That sounds like a problem.
 

A:Laptop charger is messed up

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