Importance of finding a good replacement AC adapter or charger
The AC adapter helps provide your device with power as well as a way to charge your battery for use while you are away from a power outlet. Replacing your AC adapter or charger for your laptop, camera, cell phone or tablet should be just as important as picking the right battery for your device. Failure to do so may end up damaging both the device and your battery. To avoid any problems it is a good idea to make sure you consider a few things when looking for a replacement AC adapters or charger for your device.
Where do you go to purchase a replacement power adapter or charger? Sometimes the easiest way is to return to the place where you bought the device or direct to the manufacture. However keep in mind most retailers don’t stock power adapters for older models and pricing will likely be higher since that is not their primary way to make money. A better alternative is to visit a retailer that specializes in supplying replacement batteries, AC adaptors and chargers. These specialists not only provide a great price but they will help make sure you get the right part for your device. Be sure to pick a specialty retailer that provides a warranty on the products they sell, offer toll-free call support and a customer friendly return policy.
Just because the power adapter looks like the one you use doesn’t mean it’s the right one for your laptop, camera, netbook, cellphone or tablet. Many units will have slight variations in type of connector and power supply. Failure to get the right unit may not power your device and/or do damage. It’s important to have both the brand and model number of the device and if possible the part you are replacing. Specialty retailers have compatibility matrix you can refer to find the model of your replacement AC adapter that works perfectly with your laptop, camera or cellphone. The better stores will have a toll-free support call center to call to for help.
International power adapter
If you plan to travel abroad don’t forget to take into account when purchasing replacement AC adapters there are different power requirements for electrical equipment throughout the world. There are international power adapter kits available for your laptop, cellphone or camera to allow it to plug into European outlets, or you can purchase a replacement laptop power adapter that is compatible with the European power configuration.
At the end of the day when purchasing a replacement laptop, camera or cellphone AC adapter always ask questions to ensure you are doing the most to maximize the performance and protection of your investment.