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guvadc
11-02-2014, 02:40 AM
Does anyone us a generic AC adapter as a secondary power source for another room or other reason? Just wondering if there is a safe cheaper alternative.

hmscott
11-02-2014, 06:12 AM
Does anyone us a generic AC adapter as a secondary power source for another room or other reason? Just wondering if there is a safe cheaper alternative.

guvadc, way back when I first bought my Asus G2S I couldn't get an Asus AC adapter - I needed several for different locations so I didn't have to keep plugging in and tearing down every time I move between clients, and Targus was the only company that made a large wattage charger that would work.

Since then Targus has dropped the larger AC adapters from it's line up and the largest one they have now is a 90w, which is about 1/2 the needed wattage for the smaller of the 2 power adapters Asus uses with the ROG laptops - a 180w for the G750 JW/JX/JM/JS and a 230w for the G750JH/JZ - not sure yet what the wattage AC adapter is for the G751JT/JY and G751JM - I am guessing 230w and 180w again.

Here is what Targus has today:
http://targus.com/US/chargers

I have not heard of anyone else making larger chargers, but if you go on Ebay you can likely find a Chinese knock-off - but I wouldn't buy one - since Asus makes available both the 180w/230w AC Adapters on it's estore site - you will want to find the one for your region, but here is the link for the estore in US.

I search for G750 and a number of options come up, including both AC adapters. Searching for G751 doesn't work yet.

180w AC Adapter
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=5113

230w AC Adapter
http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=6517

The Targus adapter for the G2S was $30 more than the AC adapter from Asus when it was released - but the Targus did come with a bunch of other parts to connect to other devices - I could also charge my Macbook and phone, and other devices at the same time.

Let us know if you find a good lower price AC adapter, but a good one would be better in the long run than a cheap one :)
http://targus.com/US/chargers

guvadc
11-02-2014, 02:28 PM
I think I found something on Amazon. The G751M is 180w

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-180w-Adapter-Laptop-Charger/dp/B00GCST6YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414938626&sr=8-1&keywords=laptop+180w+ac+adapter

hmscott
11-02-2014, 11:05 PM
I think I found something on Amazon. The G751M is 180w
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-180w-Adapter-Laptop-Charger/dp/B00GCST6YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414938626&sr=8-1&keywords=laptop+180w+ac+adapter

guvadc, it looks pretty bulky, larger and heavier, and the longer cords are going to require more space in your backpack. But, if there is no other choice then it is a workable substitute given the reviews. Compare the standard 3 prong socket on both adapter ends to get an idea of the scale of the size difference between the adapters.

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I returned my Targus adapter when the Asus ones I ordered arrived because the Targus was larger and bulkier, so it is a personal preference thing.

There is a Amazon Prime fulfillment listing for the real Asus 180w, that might be a good choice if you want the original compact one, shipped overnight:

ASUS 180W G-series Notebook Power Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00HWI6ZY8/ref=olp_prime_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new&shipPromoFilter=1

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If you end up getting the alternative one, please let us know how you like it :)

fidelity101
12-05-2014, 12:37 AM
Not sure if anyone still cares about this answer, but I have the PWR+ adapter as well as the stock adapter and I like them both. The larger PWR+ doesn't get as warm during heaving gaming while charging the battery but they both work perfectly well.

hmscott
12-05-2014, 02:51 AM
Not sure if anyone still cares about this answer, but I have the PWR+ adapter as well as the stock adapter and I like them both. The larger PWR+ doesn't get as warm during heaving gaming while charging the battery but they both work perfectly well.

fidelity101, the PWR+ looks like it stays cooler - I find myself moving things around and balancing the Asus one on edge or suspended across 2 other things for additional cooling.

If they made a 230w+ version, I might be interested myself :)

Which one do you want to carry in your laptop bag?

Darnassus
12-06-2014, 05:41 PM
.. Scott isn't that an Xbox brick? xD

hmscott
12-06-2014, 05:52 PM
.. Scott isn't that an Xbox brick? xD

Darnassus, early Xbox 360, that's what I thought too. It actually looks bigger, and I was wondering if it had a fan in it too :)

Xbox 360 FAT Power Supply

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The Xbox One Power Supply looks too pretty, I would want it out front instead of under the stand :)

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Darnassus
12-06-2014, 06:03 PM
Yeah the first one has a fan in it, especially the 360 Elite one (is shorter than early 360, too by 3 inches!). I kind of wish my Asus charger for the G750JX had a fan inside.. that'd be so awesome.