November 18, 2008 at 8:40 pm #159399brmeadeMember
Just got my NC10… love it! But I was hoping to find a more compact AC adapter for use during travel. I saw one for the MSI Wind, but the connector on the laptop side is different.
So I’m looking to see if anyone knows of any aftermarket AC travel adapters that would work with the NC10… if not, can anyone tell me the size/type of the connector on the NC10 side of the included adapter so that I can do some searching myself? I don’t see any indicators on the plug to tell me what size or type it is.
Thanks!November 21, 2008 at 9:55 am #169786donkaMember
None so far but I’m also keeping an eye out for such a thing. I had the travel adapter for the Wind and really liked it so hoping to pick up the same for the NC10.November 21, 2008 at 4:40 pm #169789hefMember
you can basically use any DC PSU you find as long as you match the voltage and the current of the stock one, and get one witht he right size/shape connector. i don’t know what the speck of the stock one is so i can’t point you anywhere, but if you told me the specs, i could do some digging.November 21, 2008 at 5:03 pm #169787dougpMember
Input: 100-240V~, 50-60hz, 1.2A
Output: 19v == 2.1A
Model: ADP-40MH AB
Made by Delta Electronics
Side says Rev 1.1November 21, 2008 at 8:32 pm #169791connor25Member
Can anyone recommend a good one? I for one want a travel adaptor, small light weight and can be used with em power sockets on planes, as the nc10 is new none seem to reference it as being compatable.November 21, 2008 at 10:19 pm #169788brmeadeMember
Any way to tell what the connector type or size is? I dont see any markings on it….November 22, 2008 at 5:45 am #169790hefMember
measurements/diagram of the connector also wold help…November 26, 2008 at 6:59 pm #169793normMember
I checked with Brando, who sell a good design of travel charger (changeable plugs according to country). However they don’t have any date when/if they will sell one for the NC10. I’m certain one will become available, the same designs ae available for other laptops on places like Ebay, Amazon and Expansys.November 27, 2008 at 12:01 am #169794dliuzziMember
I’m the same boat as you guys. I am going on a trip in a few weeks and would love to be able to power my netbook while in-flight.
I have a Kensington 120W (http://us.kensington.com/html/13874.html), and I love its versatility. Not only it’s super slim and can run on almost any input (110V, 220V, car, airplane, etc), but it also supplies all kinds of outputs thanks to its exchangeable smart tips which automatically adjust the voltage.
I been using it with my Lenovo S10 (uses the tip N3, which I guess also works for ThinkPads) and it’s great, but now that I got the Samsung NC10, I was unable to find a tip compatible with it.
I have already contacted Kensington inquirying them about this, but they just gave me a generic “sorry there is no tip for your notebook model”. I guess what they’re doing is going to their site and checking there. But then again, they also told me there is no tip for the Lenovo S10 which is not true.
Since the NC10 is so new, it is still not recognized in Kensington website, but I’m thinking that perhaps there already is a tip that works with the NC10. Maybe the Samsung Q1 UMPC line which is kind of a popular.
My guess is that as long as the voltage, amperage and shape of the tip match the one provided with the NC, it should work, no matter whether it is in the list of supported models or not.
I would appreciate if anybody could tell me if there is a tip that will work with the Samsung NC10. Physically, it looks very similar than an N3, except it has a thin pin inside. The power brick of my NC10 says 19V – 2.1A.
Cheers.December 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm #169812The GenieMember
Is this the DC connector used on the Samsung NC10?
DC PLUG – 3.3MM WITH CENTRE PIN; Connector type:DC Power Plugs and Sockets; Diameter, internal:3.3mm; Diameter, pin:5.5mm; Diameter, pin internal:1mm Termination method:Solder Termination
MikeDecember 30, 2008 at 2:46 pm #169803pat-wMember
just seen an adapter on e-bay, looks smaller than the standard one
[MOD EDIT] Link shortened. ~BeckyDecember 30, 2008 at 5:32 pm #169792dinoMember
i saw that one on ebay too, with a mobile phone style transformer at the plug.
i’m sure it will technically output the correct voltage, but does anyone know whether laptop bricks include current stabilizers or surge protectors so that a spike does not fry your machine?
are they usually big for a reason, or just being awkward? in past, i’ve burnt through a couple of laptop bricks while the laptop itself is still OK. I tend to have the laptop plugged into the mains constantly when i’m at home (though usually behind a surge bar).December 30, 2008 at 7:10 pm #169808JonBMember
Slightly off topic, but Maplin do a 12v universal laptop adapter (12v input) that works just fine with the Sammy. Even has a compatible plug. It’s on offer at Â£19.99 in their sale, I’d say a pretty good bargain. Has 120w max output and is switchable to 19v. Don’t worry about the extra amperage – the Sammy will only draw what it needs. It’s a compact unit that you can keep in your glovebox for emergencies (like mine – I drove 110 miles then realised I’d left the charger at my last stop.. D’oh!
Anyway here’s a link : http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=44736
They also come in silver.December 31, 2008 at 3:16 am #169797speedmanMemberDecember 31, 2008 at 10:19 am #169809JonBMember
I guess so.. but I was in an emergency situation at the time!
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