View Full Version : "L" adapter plug for DC power input on ASUS G73SW-3DE...where can i get one?

04-29-2011, 01:57 PM
OK I Have an ASUS ROG G73SW-3DE...the power supply that came with my laptop is a straight DC in cable...I have seen some G73's that has an "L" type shape...

Its not realy I big thing...but I have been hitting the cable on mine while playing games with my mouse since I have a straight connector...

Where can I get an 'L" adapter that works with the 150w Power brick?

04-29-2011, 03:21 PM
If there isn't one sold explicitly for that power supply(I don't know if there is) then I'd be hesitant to buy one online. Tolerances are tight so your measurements would have to match perfectly for pin & barrel. You might be able to find something like that at an electronics supply place (ie RadioShack). I've gone into a place like that and just tried different tips until I found one that had a snug fit.

04-29-2011, 04:42 PM
You can also get an inexpensive PSU replacement that has one. The Targus APA05US is a 180w PSU and has L tips. I use this model on several G Series units.


04-29-2011, 04:50 PM
Thanks for the replies...

For the 180w power supply...you think i can get more performance out of the G73SW-3DE? I noticed that on high settings on 3D mode its eems like its always maxing 150w use I wonder if it can use th extra 30w if needed?

04-29-2011, 08:16 PM
I find the 180w brick gives it more breathing room. With overclocking, I also have up to 172w peaks. Having a proper 180w unit would mean that the unit is less stressed for the desired output, and would be more efficient, and produces less heat. Basically, it's better all-around. :) Plus having a spare unit on-hand is a good idea.

05-05-2011, 05:43 AM
is there anything higher than 180w?

05-05-2011, 03:16 PM
Do you have reason to believe that you're drawing more than 180w? Bigger is not better in this case. You want a power supply that is just slightly larger than your actual consumption.

05-06-2011, 01:05 AM
Bigger is fine, just more expensive. The larger the capacity, the more efficient it will be, and cooler. I know some units have a 220w brick.

05-18-2011, 11:13 PM
Here is one that works perfectly on my G53JW-XN1

05-19-2011, 12:00 AM

05-23-2011, 05:53 PM
@ BulletSponge ... I just got mine today... That L adapter is awesome! Snug fit on the AC adapter so I dont take it off anymore and fits just right when you plug it in the laptop, slides all the way in without resistance which is cool so less wear on the power port and if someone trips on the adapter im sure my G73 wont come flying with it hehehe...

And one of the cool part is the L adapter is shaped with sharp edges so it kinda matches the G73...

The L adapter should be a must for every G73 G53 owners!

I hope the 180W AC adapter I ordered to fits the same way...

05-23-2011, 06:13 PM
Here is one that works perfectly on my G53JW-XN1

Wow, nice find. I had to bite on this as well. Only thing I miss about going from the G51 to the G53 was the power cord being plugged into the side instead of the back. Thanks for this.

05-26-2011, 10:05 PM
I'm glad that I was able to help. But I have one question, am I the only person who gets some tiny sparks every time they plug their brick into their G series? I noticed it a week ago and while it has caused no problems it IS a bit disconcerting to say the least. BTW, I tried it with and without the L-tip and got the same results.

05-26-2011, 10:19 PM
There are always sparks when the air gap is small enough between two different electrical charges. As long as the ground is the wall and not you I don't think it should be a problem.