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The Best Power Cords for Your Laptop

hand plugging in a charger cord to a laptop
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Keeping your computer charged is essential in the digital age. Since batteries only last for so long before needing to be recharged, a power adapter that plugs into the wall is exactly what is required for charging. With many models of laptops on the market, there are a variety of options for laptop power cords. The adapters are marketed for specific brands, so it should be a simple process to purchase the right power cord for your laptop.

What Should You Consider in a Laptop Power Cord?

When purchasing a laptop power cord, there are a couple of basic details to keep in mind:

  • Compatibility: Make sure the power cord is compatible with your laptop. You can look up the model number to match the laptop.
  • Safety features: Consider if the laptop charger has features to protect against short-circuiting, overheating, overcharging, over-voltage, and general temperature protection.

Best for Dell Inspiron: New 45W AC Adapter Laptop Charger for Dell Inspiron

This laptop power cord is made for various models of Dell Inspiron laptops. It is an AC adapter meant for a 45-watt input. It fits most Dell Inspiron models, but note that it does not fit Dell Inspiron 15-3520/3521/3531/3542/3537, Inspiron 15R-5520/5521/7520/N5010/N5110. It has a Velcro strap to easily wrap and pack the cord for transport.

Best for MacBook Pro: 60W L-Tip Magnetic Connector Charger for Mac Book and 13-inch Mac Book Pro

This MacBook Pro charger is fully compatible with MacBook Pro 13-Inch laptops from 2010 through 2012, as well as MacBook 13-Inch laptops from 2009 through 2010. It is a 60-watt L-tip adapter designed to only emit the wattage your laptop needs, so as to prevent potential damage. The charging cable itself features a magnetic surge that will guide the connection and keep your charger secured while in use.

Best for Acer Inspire: Pwr for Acer Aspire Charger Laptop Power Cord

For Acer Inspire computers, this 12-foot long AC/DC charging cord is a genuine Acer charger laptop power cord. The output max is 19 volts and the input volt range is 100 to 240 volts. It is made with high-quality materials and built-in safety protections. It prevents short-circuiting, over-current protection, over-voltage protection, and temperature protection. A product manual is included.

Best for HP EliteBook: 65W Ac Adapter Laptop Charger Compatible for HP EliteBook

This charging cord is meant for HP EliteBooks and Notebooks. It is an AC adapter with a 100 to 240-volt input and 50- to 60-hertz output. It comes with Velcro to wrap around the cord and keep it tangle-free. It’s protected against overheating and short-circuiting and made with high-quality materials to ensure safe and prolonged use.

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