Power Tip (N14) for Kensington Universal Power Adapter

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    kraiwut

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    I have a Kensington 120W Slim Universal Power Adapter and I've been Google'ed and searched on forums to find what power tip to use with my Acer Aspire One but I got no luck. I end up called Kensington and they sent me N14 power tip (for free) and it works fine with my Aspire One. Just want to share this with any one who also have Kensington power adapter.
     
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    oh_johny

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    Thanks I've been wondering about that. I too googled to no avail. I want to try a 70 watt model, with car adapter
     
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    A compact inverter actually works quite well.
    I went with a 120 watt inverter from Frys for $25.
    It is the size of deck of cards and weights next to nothing and comes with
    both the Cigarette adapter and Airline plug.

    I used it on a recent trip to Indonesia and watched movies for many hours
    on the plane.

    I have the 120watt kensington as well. The one thing I don't care for on the
    kensington model that I have is that the cord is pretty heavy/thick and the adapterr tips aren't angled.
    i.e. you end up with a plug sticking out of the side of the Acer that is a few inches long.

    --- bill
     
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    I ended up guessing on the N14 tip back in September. When I called them they didn't know which tip
    and I assumed N14 because that is what all the other Acers used.
    Kensington is great on the phone and they also sent me the N14 tip for free.

    I did measure the polarity and voltage on the tip to make sure.
    The polarity is the same as the original Acer Aspire One adapter.
    However, the voltage is not.
    The Acer adapter puts out 19v while the Kensington puts out 19.5v.

    I'm assuming that the extra .5v won't hurt anything.

    --- bill
     
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    The plug data for the AA1 is 5.5mm x 1.7mm with tip positive. An auto adapter is available from:

    http://www.shoplaptop.net/aucarpoadfor1719.html

    They don't show one for the exact model but this one has twice the power needed and the correct voltage and plug. I used it recently for a 12 hour road trip with the AA1 running Street Atlas and a Garmin GPS. The adapter case temperature never exceeded the car inside temperature.
     
    Arctic_Eddie, Nov 18, 2008
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