Think pad ac adaptor

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Can someone recommend a reasonably priced compact AC adaptor for an
IBM Thinkpad T42?


Re: Think pad ac adaptor

***IF*** it's just a standard "2-wire" coaxial connector, you can use
any generic adapter of (or adjustable to) the same voltage with
sufficient power output (volt x amps = watts) and a compatible connector
of the same polarity.  Such supplies are made by Targus, Fellowes and

If you don't know the exact power required, 60 to 75 watts will work for
most laptops even if the original supply was rated somewhat higher [it
helps if you don't try to run an external mouse/keyboard, burn a CD,
have PC Cards and USB devices in use and charge a deeply discharged
battery all at once :-) ]

If it's w proprietary plug, then you will probably need a genuine IBM
OEM replacement power supply.

Tom Penno wrote:

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Re: Think pad ac adaptor

On 5 Nov 2004 06:43:18 -0800, (Tom Penno) wrote:

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Have you tried IBM?  I just had to replace my power supply due to
lightning strike and the price was very low, I thought it would be
much more.  Then when I placed the order, they applied some special,
and it was $5 less.  Amazing.  

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