I'd like to lose the 6' AC Cord

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Newer Compaq with the HP power supply featuring the grounded (three prong)
AC cord.  The brick end is an odd connection rather like the rounded figure
eight with an extra prong above and between the others.  For past laptops
with the figure eight connector, I have a small adapter that fits into the
brick, and has a standard two prong AC male plug coming off the other side.
This allows the brick to sit right on the wall against the plug eliminating
the extra length of cable.

Anyone seen anything similar for this HP/Compaq adapter, or at least found a
shorter AC/Brick cable?  Alternately, is there any reason I couldn't use
another AC adapter with the same output, but without the Grounding feature?

USA, in case it wasn't clear


Re: I'd like to lose the 6' AC Cord

er, sorry I cannot answer your question. Was wondering if you could
answer mine. The figure eight adapter sounds pretty nifty! Was wondering
where you bought it.

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Re: I'd like to lose the 6' AC Cord

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Actually, have a couple of them, they came with a pair of old cell phone
chargers.  Really great little item.  I've used them with most of the other
chargers I own except the new one with that darned three prong (recently
seen it described as the mouse head - since it looks like Mickey with his
two ears atop a round face) adapter.

I found the same item online (figure eight) some time ago at some foreign
manufacturer's site and emailed them hoping to score another, but never got
a reply.  Now, for the life of me, can't remember what I Googled to get

Good luck finding one, and if you do, would you post back here to tell me
and others where you found it?


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They're not proprietary.  It's a C5 "cloverleaf" connector by the
sound of it:

If you google for them there's lots of suppliers selling them and you
can also buy the plug itself separately so you could make up a cable
to your own liking.


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