220 watt Power Supply question

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  1. KY_BULLET

    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    I have 2 of these power bricks for Sager NP9280 (Clevo D900F) with male output plugs. I'm looking to upgrade the GPU but hear a single 220 watt power supply wont be enough to run the GTX 680m.

    #1...Is there an adapter to combine the 2 and make 440 watts?

    #2...Will my notebook handle this incoming 440 wattage without causing problems on the mobo?

    I'm a novice so if you know of an easier way, please let me know. If you have a link to what I need, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Charlie
     
  2. bennyg

    bennyg Notebook Deity

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    Check out the joiners for dual power supplies in more recent notebooks
    AC-100
    AC-200
     
  3. KY_BULLET

    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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  4. Meaker@Sager

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    The adapter converts two chords into one. So two males into one male.
     
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    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    If I have to use the adapter, can my machine handle 440 watts incoming?

    Charlie
     
  6. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    It will draw what it needs, I can't remember if it had a global power limit but I don't think so.
     
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    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    Hey Meaker, I bought a dell 330 watt PSU for cheap. How can I go about placing my clevo plug onto the 330 watt Brick? I'm decent at soldering so would it be better to crack open the brick and go that route or, just cut the old off and replace/solder with my cable?

    Thanks for the help!

    Charlie
     
  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    I opened the brick and desoldered the cable from the PCB then used the cable from another PSU to replace it.

    Clean and safe if done properly.
     
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    You could also simply buy an adapter.
     
  10. KY_BULLET

    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    I have the male output style on my cable. Every adapter I've seen has been for female.
     
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