Where do I buy Power Bricks?

jame14fa02c9

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Hi, interested in buying an additional power brick for my GE66 laptop.
Can't see anything on product page and suppliers told me they don't stock 🤷‍♂️

UK 3 Pin Power + A18-280P1A Rev 02 280W (UP/NA280A005P)
Wanting to buy from official trusted sources

Anyone got any ideas?
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Check which manufacturer made the power supply, usually it would be something like Delta or Chicony, then search for that "A18-280P1A" model number and buy from a reputable shop.
These power supplies are made to spec, you can just buy an aftermarket one of the same model and brand and it should be the same. Perhaps don't buy from a shady small eBay shop.
 

jame14fa02c9

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What's the proprietary connection called and can I get a converter. Seems strange to not have an official outlet to buy these things from if they stuck a proprietary connector on the end. I've found a Chicony but it's got a standard/common connector on the end.
 

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You mean the UK-type plug? You just have to find one that comes with such a cable, that's the easiest way.
Or do you mean the other cable, that plugs into the notebook? As far as i can tell, that's either a USB-type plug or a round one.
You have to look at the power supply you already have and buy one that's identical as much as possible.
 

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Oh ok, and you found a Chicony that has a round one at the end. Well, you simply have to search more, i found several with that "similar to USB" plug.


This particular one is expensive because it's so powerful, 280W. With a non-gaming notebook, you usually have one with 45-90W, and you can get a compatible power supply for 30 bucks or so.
And because there's this considerable amount of juice going over that plug, that's why you probably have the proprietary plug.
 

jame14fa02c9

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I understand. Thanks for clearing that up. Guess Ill not get around the price then. The link you shared was one I'd come across, just hikes things up with TAX + Shipping
nm - I have options and more importantly, I understand them options now, thanks (y)
 

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You're welcome. Yeah, a 280W laptop power supply is not gonna be cheap, there's no getting around it. But that shop is guaranteed to send you proper stuff, not some knock-off. They are the official spare parts supplier for Schenker notebooks, and since MSI and Schenker use similar to identical hardware on some of their models, this should be exactly the power supply you already have. You can double-check with the pictures on there.
 

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Don't have the luxury here in the UK. That link costs quite a lot when you add shipping and taxes.
I did find an alternative on Amazon UK but twice the price lol https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09L4Y5G95/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_CVK0N23GNCD09FXQMCSN
Think I'm just going to see if I need to buy one and if so bite the bullet on that bestware one which is still the cheapest anyway.
the price of the one Darkhawk Posted with the shipping and taxes to the UK is $242.78 (converted to UK money is £179.16) the same one you linked in the UK is £220.00 so getting it from the USA to the UK your actually Saving £40.84. the currency conversion (2.99%) will eat £5.36 leaving you with a total saving of £35.48 as the total is £184.52 (the charger, shipping, Taxes and Currency conversion Fee)
 
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But he wasn't gonna get the one from Amazon, read his last sentence. At Bestware it's 99.90€ + VAT + shipping, which should come out to 130€ in his case, which equals £108 or so.
 

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Can anyone tell me what the connector is called that goes into the laptop? My setup is for use with both a Dell work computer and my MSI home computer and I would like to use the same power adaptor to power both computers. The electrical requirements are nearly identical between the two (Dell - 19.5V, MSI - 20V and both computers are crazy powerful requiring 280W adapter to properly charge) but the connector is different. I'd like to get an adaptor to allow me to plug my MSI power supply into the Dell laptop (or vice versa) but I don't know what this connector is called.
 
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