Europe AC Laptop Power Cord For Dell

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  1. zogthegreat

    zogthegreat Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi everyone!

    My gf is sending a Dell Latitude E7450 over to her parents in Europe. Does anyone have the Dell part number for Europe AC Laptop Power Cord?

    Thanks!

    zog

    (EDIT) just to mention, the power supply is a Dell 3-Prong AC Adapter - 65 Watt, Dell P/N: JNKWD .
     
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  2. Kyle

    Kyle JVC SZ2000 Dual-Driver Headphones

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    In case you did not know, you can just get a generic plug adapter (US->EU). More versatile since you can then use it for all US plug types - HP/Dell/Lenovo/Asus....
     
  3. zogthegreat

    zogthegreat Notebook Enthusiast

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    (chuckle) Thanks Kyle, but her parents are in their 70's and have had trouble with the plug adapters before, (how, I will never understand!).

    That's why I want to simplify things and just get the proper cord.
     
  4. User32

    User32 Toughbook Master Race

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    Just go to a random thrift store and look if they have a three-prong "Mickey Mouse" cable with a EU plug.
     
  5. dave-p

    dave-p Notebook Deity

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    eBay has them, Amazon has them
     
  6. heretofore

    heretofore Notebook Geek

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    In EU (outside UK), this is the US to EU adapter I use with my US laptop.

    US_to_EU_plug.jpg
     
  7. DoctorRzepa

    DoctorRzepa Notebook Guru

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    With no ground pin? That's rather unsafe.
     
  8. heretofore

    heretofore Notebook Geek

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    The standard European plug/socket has no ground pin.
    Ground pins vary in Europe.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets

    In a worst case situation, what would happen if the laptop internally shorted?
    You could get a 20V DC "shock" by touching the laptop exterior (which is often plastic but could be metal).
    If the AC to DC adapter shorted and sent 220V AC into the laptop, I imagine there would be smoke/fire, with or without a ground plug.
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
  9. DoctorRzepa

    DoctorRzepa Notebook Guru

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    It is your choice. Someone designed power brick to use ground pin. As I suppose, there is a reason for that. Not only keeping your notebook from power supply failure, but also protecting you from electric shock in case it gets damaged. Better safe than sorry.
     
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    heretofore Notebook Geek

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    The ground pin does not prevent failure of the power brick.
    I could be wrong but I believe there are fuses in most/all notebook power bricks.
    Do you know even one example of a notebook power brick that shorted and electrocuted someone?
    I have never heard of such a thing under normal conditions (not wet, not physically damaged)



    At 20V DC, you will feel little or nothing, under normal conditions (not wet and so on)
     
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