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Windows 7: Looking for a high quality AC power adapter

11 Nov 2012   #1
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 
Looking for a high quality AC power adapter

I need a new AC power adapter for my monitors. I have three Acer S243HL LED monitors, and the power adapters basically exploded a few months ago (I heard a loud pop, followed by the monitor just turned off). I tested it with a working power adapter (the one I'm using now for my only functional monitor), and the monitor itself is fine. The power adapter is not.

Anyways, to prevent this happening in the future, could someone recommend to me a high quality power adapter which won't short out on me?

The power adapter that I'm using looks like this


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11 Nov 2012   #2
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I think there is no such thing as a high end power adapter, you could buy one with goldplated pins and from a quality brand, but the thing is not to let them get very hot and take good care of them, apart from that i dont know any
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11 Nov 2012   #3
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I would call or email Acer and see what they say, they may give you another one to replace it. There is no way to tell if it was a bad adapter, or a surge in power. Do you have your electronics plugged into a quality surge protector? If not, I would definitely get one.
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11 Nov 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I would call or email Acer and see what they say, they may give you another one to replace it. There is no way to tell if it was a bad adapter, or a surge in power. Do you have your electronics plugged into a quality surge protector? If not, I would definitely get one.
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12 Nov 2012   #5
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Do you have your electronics plugged into a quality surge protector? If not, I would definitely get one.
I actually had a cheap off-brand surge protector might have had something to do with the AC adapter giving out on me. Thanks for the tip.
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13 Nov 2012   #6
westom

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by magnetite View Post
I actually had a cheap off-brand surge protector might have had something to do with the AC adapter giving out on me.
Protectors (cheap or expenisve), located too close to an appliance and too far from earth ground, may even make that appliance damage easier.

Protector located low impedance (ie 'less than 10 feet') to earth ground do provide protection. Protectors without that earth ground connection do not even claim such protection.

What you call an adaptor is a power supply.
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13 Nov 2012   #7
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

correct and good information
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