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    Laptop charger

    Hi there

    I am wanting a laptop charger for a Dell laptop.

    Are compatible chargers as good as 'real thing'?

    Thanks

    Claire

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    I've bought compatibles, and they seem OK. Make sure the charger is regulated - this means that if the current drawn by the laptop varies, the voltage does not change. Most are, by the way, but you should check nonetheless.

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    In my experience, "it depends". Had a bunch from Rolta to replace some HP chargers and none have failed - unlike the OEM chargers, most of which have failed. On the other hand, have had cheapies from eBay/Amazon that have literally melted. You tend to get what you pay for to some extent.

    Apparently there are a lot of sub-standard (possibly dangerous) cheap imports out there, so you need to be careful.
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