Looking for Info on DC Power Adapters that will work on my M1730 XPS & answer to pin types
1) I have been searching, at Dell's site, as well as other mnufacturer's sites for a power adapter so that I can run my XPS M1730 for prolonged periods on the road, in my vehicle. I can't locate anything with the power spec's that the AC supply lists, and there is nothing in the manual referring to this. All I can see is that it is 19V @ 11.2A on the DC side. That's over 200 Watts. The most I have ever seen is 90 Watts. I'd be happy if I could find something that would give me a slower drain on the battery..even if it was only say 4 hours! With the video out of SLI and all the LEDs off, Networking off, and little use of the HD...I get maybe 1 1/2 hr. I ran it the other day with the M8800GT's in SLI and networking on...wow...only about 30 min's!!
I am leary of Inverters, unless somebody knows of one clean enough to run the laptops on.
2) Kensington makes a supply for auto/air...it refers to powerpin types, like type - N, as well as others that are clour coded by colour. Does anyone know what the power pin type is for the XPS M1730?
Re: Looking for Info on DC Power Adapters that will work on my M1730 XPS & answer to pin types
I know the XPS 1730's power supply is close to 200 watts, but I can't even find a new power supply to buy for it, let alone a vehicle one. I'd guess going from your car to the laptop's power supply by converter would be the best bet, but probably a large drain on the car's battery.