MJNC367
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1545 Octagon charger plug

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Does anyone know if a right angle adapter is made for the 1545 octagon style charger plug. and where to buy it?  

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RE: 1545 Octagon charger plug

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Hi MJNC367,

I believe you are referring to the DC In port on the system where you connect the charger pin.

Please check if the part you are referring to is the same part shown in the link below.

http://dell.to/1az8W7D

If it is the same part you are referring to, there is no such option available for the DC In port.

If you are referring to some other component, please provide us with the description or picture for better understanding.

Hope this helps. Please feel free to reply for any further assistance.

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Kuldeep M
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RE: 1545 Octagon charger plug

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octagon charger? octagon is 8-sides

I don't understand what you mean.

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MJNC367
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RE: 1545 Octagon charger plug

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I have a dell inspiron 1545 from 2009. I am referring to the cord from the charger to the computer. Both the plug at the end of the cord and the jack on the laptop are octagon(8 sides) style. It apparently is not common because there are a number of right angle adapters available that are round. The ones for dell specifically say  will not fit octagon style plugs and jacks. I was hoping that someone knows of one other than where I've looked so far. That plug jutting straight out of the side has been a particular annoyance to me.

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RE: 1545 Octagon charger plug

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Hello and thank you, yes that is exactly what I have. There are a number of right angle adapters on the markert to alleviate the annoying plug sticking out the side. But so far, I have not found one for the octagon style. Was this type in use for a very short period of time? They seem to be available for everything else.

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Hi MJNC367,

The Octagonal shaped charger shipped with the Inspiron 1545 system is available only in one shape.

I have tried to research more to find out if there are any right angle adapters available for the octagonal pin shaped adapters, but was unable to find any.

Please feel free to reply for any further assistance.

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Kuldeep M
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MJNC367
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RE: 1545 Octagon charger plug

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HELLO DELL-KULDEEP M, thank you for your help and response, re; octagon shaped charger plug/jack. I noted that everything that I read about the available right angle adapters said that it would fit a 7.5mm Dell plug. So I got out my digital caliper and measured the flat to flat on the octagon plug. It was 7.5mm. My question now is; does the Dell 7.5mm round plud fit in the octagon jack?. If so, I could either buy a spare 1545 charger with the round 7.5mm plug, then get the available adapter. Or I could possibly get a 7.5mm round cord from an old charger and change it out. I'm pretty good with electronics. Thanks again for your help, and I would appreciate your input on this question.

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RE: 1545 Octagon charger plug

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Hi MJNC367,

Dell has not tested round pin adapters on systems with octagonal connector.

You may try connecting the round pin connector and if it fits in properly, you should be able to use it with no issues as it is just the design that is different.

Please feel free to reply for any further assistance.

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Kuldeep M
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MJNC367
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Hello Dell-Kuldeep M, thank you so much for your efforts on my inquiries. I will take your advice. Sincerely MJNC367

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RE: 1545 Octagon charger plug

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Hi MJNC367,

I am glad that you found the information helpful.

Please share the findings.

Please feel free to reply for any further questions.

Thanks & Regards
Kuldeep M
#iworkfordell
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