How do I know if my power brick is okay to use in the US?

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How do I know if my power brick is okay to use in the US?

Post by Charuto » Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:06 pm

So I got a power brick from ebay and it turns out the power cord isn't the regular 3 prongs; instead, the 3 prongs are all lined up (think pitchfork or trident). This is fine as I have plenty of power cords that I could use instead, but it made me wonder if the brick was made to use another country's standards. So I just want to know how I can tell if this adapter is okay to use in the US. It's a Dell DA-1 Series 3R160.

Input: 100-240~1.8A 50-60Hz
Output: 12V 12.5A

I'm pretty sure it should be alright but if someone could just confirm for me that'd be great. Thanks in advance.

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Post by sgksgk » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:44 pm

it looks fine to me, since it can auto switch input voltage 100V-240V. If the output voltage is right and the maximum current is more than how much your laptop would draw then it's good.

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