garpunkal
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Ground/Earthing 3 prong UK plug

Hi, I was wondering if ground/earthing is required on the Dell XPS 13 9380 laptop. The original charger comes with functional earthing, utilising all three prongs on a UK plug. I wanted to use an aftermarket belkin usb type c 45w charger, but that only makes use of two prongs without the grounding/earthing. Both charges are class 2 devices, but the Dell one has functional earthing too. Could anyone advise?

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JOcean
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Re: Ground/Earthing 3 prong UK plug

There are manufacturers of other laptops that have no ground pin on their plug without consequences, however I would suggest an original Dell adapter for 2 reasons. First the ground is a safety in case a short of any type occurs in the adapter or the laptop.  Second any adapter other than a Dell adapter may not be recognized by the computer and would result in no charging.

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/78079/why-is-this-laptop-adapter-grounded

https://www.dell.com/community/Laptops-General-Read-Only/PA-10-lacks-3-prong-grounded-plug-A-problem...

https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron/Dell-adapter-not-detected-Plugged-in-not-charging/td-p/57234...




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garpunkal
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Re: Ground/Earthing 3 prong UK plug

Where would I find an original Dell adapter. The accessories on the UK don't have XPS 9380 compatability
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Re: Ground/Earthing 3 prong UK plug


@garpunkal wrote:
Where would I find an original Dell adapter. The accessories on the UK don't have XPS 9380 compatability

@garpunkal this hybrid usb-c charger will charge the notebook and a separate usb device at the same time - https://www.dell.com/en-uk/work/shop/hybrid-adapter-power-bank-usb-c-ph45w17-ca-45w-ac-adapter-noteb...

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