PowerBook Adaptor Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by JulesK, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. JulesK macrumors 6502

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    Are there any alternatives to the Apple power adaptors for the 12" PowerBook (which seems to be the same one used for the entire laptop line)? I'd like to get a second one, but would like something a bit less than what Apple charges.
     
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Re: PowerBook Adaptor Alternatives?

    -JulesK

    Surprisingly, the ones I've found cost more than the venerableable whitebrick.
     
  3. JulesK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    I was afraid of that. I guess I could simply not be lazy and carry my laptop back upstairs when it needs a recharge, but I was hoping to have a few adaptors scattered around the house so I could plug in wherever needed!

    Thanks for you response.

    Julian
     
  4. qurlau macrumors newbie

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    Targus

    Before switching to Mac OS X/PowerBook 15" (FW800), I had a Compaq Evo n610c.

    When travelling, I used a Targus laptop charger which came with removable "tips" for different laptops.

    I checked on Targus' website and they offer a PowerBook tip (Targus Powertip #91). I'm not sure if it works with the new FW800 15".

    It's a really handy solution, b/c you can buy the air/auto version of the Targus adapter, but still use it at home by simply attaching a DC to AC converter (which is usually about $9).

    Here are the details...

    Targus adpater: http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=PA379U

    Cheap DC to AC converter:
    http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?T1=141+0190

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    Re: Targus

    -qurlau

    This is true, and there are others of this ilk. Kensington makes one, and I personally use the iGo Juice for both my 12PB and IBM T30 when I travel (yes, I carry both in one bag - through airport security). The only problem with these power supplies as it relates to the question of the thread, is that these things tend to cost upwards of $100USD once you get all of the parts, tip and AC cord, together.
     

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