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AC Adapter Alternatives?

guvadc
Level 7
Does anyone us a generic AC adapter as a secondary power source for another room or other reason? Just wondering if there is a safe cheaper alternative.
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hmscott
Level 12
guvadc wrote:
Does anyone us a generic AC adapter as a secondary power source for another room or other reason? Just wondering if there is a safe cheaper alternative.


guvadc, way back when I first bought my Asus G2S I couldn't get an Asus AC adapter - I needed several for different locations so I didn't have to keep plugging in and tearing down every time I move between clients, and Targus was the only company that made a large wattage charger that would work.

Since then Targus has dropped the larger AC adapters from it's line up and the largest one they have now is a 90w, which is about 1/2 the needed wattage for the smaller of the 2 power adapters Asus uses with the ROG laptops - a 180w for the G750 JW/JX/JM/JS and a 230w for the G750JH/JZ - not sure yet what the wattage AC adapter is for the G751JT/JY and G751JM - I am guessing 230w and 180w again.

Here is what Targus has today:
http://targus.com/US/chargers

I have not heard of anyone else making larger chargers, but if you go on Ebay you can likely find a Chinese knock-off - but I wouldn't buy one - since Asus makes available both the 180w/230w AC Adapters on it's estore site - you will want to find the one for your region, but here is the link for the estore in US.

I search for G750 and a number of options come up, including both AC adapters. Searching for G751 doesn't work yet.

180w AC Adapter
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=5113

230w AC Adapter
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=6517

The Targus adapter for the G2S was $30 more than the AC adapter from Asus when it was released - but the Targus did come with a bunch of other parts to connect to other devices - I could also charge my Macbook and phone, and other devices at the same time.

Let us know if you find a good lower price AC adapter, but a good one would be better in the long run than a cheap one 🙂
http://targus.com/US/chargers

guvadc
Level 7

guvadc wrote:
I think I found something on Amazon. The G751M is 180w
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-180w-Adapter-Laptop-Charger/dp/B00GCST6YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=14149386...


guvadc, it looks pretty bulky, larger and heavier, and the longer cords are going to require more space in your backpack. But, if there is no other choice then it is a workable substitute given the reviews. Compare the standard 3 prong socket on both adapter ends to get an idea of the scale of the size difference between the adapters.

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I returned my Targus adapter when the Asus ones I ordered arrived because the Targus was larger and bulkier, so it is a personal preference thing.

There is a Amazon Prime fulfillment listing for the real Asus 180w, that might be a good choice if you want the original compact one, shipped overnight:

ASUS 180W G-series Notebook Power Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00HWI6ZY8/ref=olp_prime_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new&shipPromoF...

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If you end up getting the alternative one, please let us know how you like it 🙂

fidelity101
Level 7
Not sure if anyone still cares about this answer, but I have the PWR+ adapter as well as the stock adapter and I like them both. The larger PWR+ doesn't get as warm during heaving gaming while charging the battery but they both work perfectly well.

fidelity101 wrote:
Not sure if anyone still cares about this answer, but I have the PWR+ adapter as well as the stock adapter and I like them both. The larger PWR+ doesn't get as warm during heaving gaming while charging the battery but they both work perfectly well.


fidelity101, the PWR+ looks like it stays cooler - I find myself moving things around and balancing the Asus one on edge or suspended across 2 other things for additional cooling.

If they made a 230w+ version, I might be interested myself 🙂

Which one do you want to carry in your laptop bag?

Darnassus
Status Under Review
.. Scott isn't that an Xbox brick? xD

Darnassus wrote:
.. Scott isn't that an Xbox brick? xD


Darnassus, early Xbox 360, that's what I thought too. It actually looks bigger, and I was wondering if it had a fan in it too 🙂

Xbox 360 FAT Power Supply

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The Xbox One Power Supply looks too pretty, I would want it out front instead of under the stand 🙂

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Darnassus
Status Under Review
Yeah the first one has a fan in it, especially the 360 Elite one (is shorter than early 360, too by 3 inches!). I kind of wish my Asus charger for the G750JX had a fan inside.. that'd be so awesome.