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adhseidh
01-20-2014, 06:55 AM
My power adapter for my G74SX has failed. The current adapter APD-150NB D is no longer available to be purchased from ASUS in Australia (where I live) so what options are available.

The APD-150NB D is 19.5v 7.7a 150w with a 5.5mm/2.5mm plug

The closest thing on the ASUS website is the 180w, has anyone actually used this with the G74SX, I would presume the 19v would be in tolerance.

What about the Targus 180w, that looks like my next best bet, I presume someone has tried that one.

Yes I have aleady attempted to talk to ASUS about it but way to angry to talk about their lack of care.

Zygomorphic
01-20-2014, 11:16 AM
I would ask that you post links to both power adapters, because then I could take a look and let you know. Have you tried contacting @cl-Albert about your experiences? It is true that power adapters fail after a certain amount of time, but you should be able to get a replacement, either from ASUS, or from someone else.

adhseidh
01-20-2014, 08:12 PM
Sorry, here are the links:

The ASUS 180w is:
http://shop.asus.com/store/asusau/en_AU/pd/ThemeID.34023100/productID.282036100/categoryID.63673700

The Targus (Liteon) 180w is:
http://www.amazon.com/Lite-On-Adapter-PA-1181-08-APA05US-Aspire/dp/B0048NW1WA/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

No I haven't contacted @cl-abert as I really just want to have a working laptop again, which I am sure will be fine shortly.

Zygomorphic
01-21-2014, 11:24 AM
Sorry, here are the links:

The ASUS 180w is:
http://shop.asus.com/store/asusau/en_AU/pd/ThemeID.34023100/productID.282036100/categoryID.63673700

The Targus (Liteon) 180w is:
http://www.amazon.com/Lite-On-Adapter-PA-1181-08-APA05US-Aspire/dp/B0048NW1WA/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

No I haven't contacted @cl-abert as I really just want to have a working laptop again, which I am sure will be fine shortly.
The Targus isn't listed as compatible, so far as I can see, so I would be hesitant to use it as a result, the voltage is likely too low, but the G-series power adapter that ASUS lists is also only 19 V, but at least it is official. I can't say that either would work. Do you know what the wattage on your old power supply is?

adhseidh
01-21-2014, 09:09 PM
The Targus isn't listed as compatible, so far as I can see, so I would be hesitant to use it as a result, the voltage is likely too low, but the G-series power adapter that ASUS lists is also only 19 V, but at least it is official. I can't say that either would work. Do you know what the wattage on your old power supply is?

The original G74SX ASUS (Delta Electronics) adapter is 150w, there is still a link to it on the US ASUS estore, though it is listed as out of stock
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=720

I found a reliable local reseller who can get me the 180w ASUS adapter, so I have ordered it, hopefully it will be ok as it is only 0.5v under, which is about 2.5%.

Also on the US estore lists the 180w adapter as 19.5v, all just to confuse things.

cl-Albert
01-21-2014, 10:17 PM
The original G74SX ASUS (Delta Electronics) adapter is 150w, there is still a link to it on the US ASUS estore, though it is listed as out of stock
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=720

I found a reliable local reseller who can get me the 180w ASUS adapter, so I have ordered it, hopefully it will be ok as it is only 0.5v under, which is about 2.5%.

Also on the US estore lists the 180w adapter as 19.5v, all just to confuse things.

Yes, ASUS has used at least 2 versions of the 180w adapter with slightly different voltages and I wouldn't be too concerned about it if you can't get the exact same one to match the input label under your notebook (in the battery bay?) if the difference is only 0.5v.

Anyway, don't expect you will see any problems using the 180w ASUS adapter.

adhseidh
01-22-2014, 12:15 AM
Yes, ASUS has used at least 2 versions of the 180w adapter with slightly different voltages and I wouldn't be too concerned about it if you can't get the exact same one to match the input label under your notebook (in the battery bay?) if the difference is only 0.5v.

Anyway, don't expect you will see any problems using the 180w ASUS adapter.

Thanks for the reassurance, I will post back once I get the adapter, hopefully from G74SX machine. (Could be up to a week based the reliability of the Australian postal service),

Zygomorphic
01-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Thanks for the reassurance, I will post back once I get the adapter, hopefully from G74SX machine. (Could be up to a week based the reliability of the Australian postal service),
Glad that you are getting something! :) @cl-Albert, thank for posting here and helping out! :)

adhseidh
01-24-2014, 07:26 AM
The ASUS adapter model FA180PM111 (part number on the box 90XB00EN-MPW040) arrived earlier today, the unit is a perfect fit.

Actual specs on the adapter are 19.5v , 9.23A, which by maths is 180w (the box lists it as 19v thus the confusion)

Very happy, the charge level on the battery kept going up whilst gaming, I would even say it feels smoother but I haven't really pushed it yet.

Spook50
01-28-2014, 10:05 PM
Just to add to this, there is a compatible adapter available on Amazon that appears to be a direct replacement for the FA180PM111. Only $50 and got some good reviews so it seems to be a good one. Here's a link:

http://www.amazon.com/0a001-00260000-0a001-00260600-90-xb07n0pw00030y-90xb00en-mpw010-90xb00en-mpw000/dp/B00GDGZUC8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390941071&sr=8-1&keywords=FA180PM111

Zygomorphic
01-29-2014, 11:19 AM
The ASUS adapter model FA180PM111 (part number on the box 90XB00EN-MPW040) arrived earlier today, the unit is a perfect fit.

Actual specs on the adapter are 19.5v , 9.23A, which by maths is 180w (the box lists it as 19v thus the confusion)

Very happy, the charge level on the battery kept going up whilst gaming, I would even say it feels smoother but I haven't really pushed it yet.
Great! Glad to hear that it got resolved for you. I guess ASUS needs to fix their product listing. :p It could be smoother if the power supply can charge the battery while gaming, preventing any short-term battery-related throttling that would occur at moments of peak load.

adhseidh
01-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Great! Glad to hear that it got resolved for you. I guess ASUS needs to fix their product listing. :p It could be smoother if the power supply can charge the battery while gaming, preventing any short-term battery-related throttling that would occur at moments of peak load.
Actually this adapter (FA180PM111) does charge the battery whilst under high load.

Also to my perception it runs cooler than the original 150w adapter that came with my G74SX

Zygomorphic
01-30-2014, 11:23 AM
Actually this adapter (FA180PM111) does charge the battery whilst under high load.

Also to my perception it runs cooler than the original 150w adapter that came with my G74SX
Both definitely believable. If you aren't maxing out the power supply, it will not run as hot as it otherwise would. Also, it wouldn't dip into the battery, which will prevent any stuttering due to battery-throttling.

mictos
05-25-2015, 09:43 AM
Hi all,
my experience:
ASUS technical support says than 90XB00EN-MPW000 is not compatible with my G74sx, I have bought it anyway and it work fine ...
Just a little bit of knowledge:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohm%27s_law

I'm glad to see than the forum work better than the "ASUS TECHNICAL SUPPORT".



regards