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Heat Mizer
03-12-2013, 08:49 AM
Anyone know if there is an aftermarket, more compact AC adapter/PSU for this laptop?
The one included with it is just enormous.

Pitcher@asus
03-12-2013, 09:11 AM
what do you mean? are you wantting buy other adapter or? if yes, i think you can find in asus e-store or find the 3th store to buy it, but i suggest you in spec when you buy it.

Dreamonic
03-12-2013, 09:13 AM
There is and it is more compact than the original, but it's still big.

It's the Targus APA05US 180W AC Adapter. You would also need to purchase the L1 connector tip if it does not come with one. Ebay lists them.

Heat Mizer
03-12-2013, 03:36 PM
There is and it is more compact than the original, but it's still big.

It's the Targus APA05US 180W AC Adapter. You would also need to purchase the L1 connector tip if it does not come with one. Ebay lists them.

Well, that's considerably smaller if a bit heavier...might have to get one as space in my travel pack is tight already.
Thanks.

Qade
03-20-2013, 06:10 AM
After noticing the part number of the Asus brick matched the Dell/Alienware bricks...

and after reading this:

Asus FA180PM111 is Not Quite the Same as the DELL FA180PM111 (http://www.gearhack.com/Forums/DisplayComments.php?file=Computer/Notebook/Asus_FA180PM111_is_Not_Quite_the_Same_as_the_DELL_ FA180PM111)

I started on a little google adventure and came up with this:

This little adapter is made to convert from new HP/Dell 7.4mm power tips to old HP 4.8mm tip laptops (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000U7AG34)

And this fun little find goes from 4.7mm to the Asus G-series size 5.5mm/2.5mm tip (http://www.bixnet.com/cntx1.html)

Now you can use any Dell or HP compatible power brick you like. You'll need 180W if you want to run flat out 100% CPU and GPU. But for most light duty things, a smaller adapter will do fine. Just be aware that this laptop isn't aware of what brick you're using, unlike Dell's which will step down and warn you if you use one that's too small for the load.

Qade
03-21-2013, 04:54 AM
Actually. New plan. These guys have an adapter from Dell brick to Asus laptop.

http://www.bixnet.com/cntx75.html

The only problem is it's only rated for 6 amps and we need more like 9.

Since this is just a cable/adapter, it will get warm. If it's really warm it might melt something. If it's REALLY warm it might cause a fire ;) But since it's right next to your laptop I think it'll be relatively safe to use to charge the battery and/or use for non-extreme things. Keep your original one for gaming.