But others [ who? And now that charger has also broken in the same place. Philmore and other competing brands offer similar AC adapters with interchangeable connectors. Bush referring in to such devices as “Energy Vampires”. Bad cords Yes No.

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Two frayed adapters Yes No. I have had two separate Power Adapters fray at the point of connection to the adapter. In my opinion, even that adappter generous as a no star option would be more adequate.

I have no idea why I even bother with this company. Flag notrbook inappropriate On 5th charger maybe soon the 6th.

Flag as inappropriate Horrible. Many electrical products are poorly labeled with information concerning the power supply they require, so it is prudent to record the specifications of the original power supply in advance, to ease replacement if the original is later lost.

What is an AC Adapter?

Worst product in Apple’s line. Spurious marks of conformity to standards may be present; in one case adappter was reported that “Chinese manufacturers were submitting well-engineered electrical products to obtain conformity testing reports, but then removing non-essential components in production to reduce costs”.

I’m sick of buying these cords. When will apple fix this problem or will they ever?


The high frequency allows the transformer to be small, which reduces its losses; and the switching regulator can be much more efficient than a linear regulator. Filter by Rating All Ratings. Ratings over a few watts made the devices too large and heavy to be physically supported by a wall outlet. A universal AC adapter may also have a voltage or wattage range that it can output, like volts to volts or 70 watts to watts, providing for a greater range of compatible devices.

Flag as inappropriate Bad cords. Clearly Apple doesn’t care that we ALL hate this stupid charger. It then converts the power to DC that is used by the computer, and a second cord that plugs into the computer. The high-frequency ripple is more easily filtered out than mains-frequency.

This is the one piece of Apple’s technology adapetr makes me consider jumping ship for another computer manufacturer for my notebook. I decided to peruse the online reviews before doing so and found a dated review that advised the user to just push on the springy pins inside the narrow oblong magnetic connector for a quick fix. Prices include GST and delivery charges unless otherwise indicated.

DC connector and Coaxial power connector. Apple seriously needs to reconsider it’s design cause this is not durable at all! Supplies with linear as against switched regulators are heavy, bulky, and expensive. Replacement please Yes No.


I thought after the first time changing it that I wouldn’t have a problem but it happened again. Terrible and too expensive Yes No. Well, yet another one of these has died on me.

AC adapter

It would be helpful if this problem could be fixed, as several customers are reporting this problem and the replacement adapters are quite expensive. The Digital Village, Ltd. So happy I read these reviews today. I have had two so far and now need a hawng.

AC adapter – Wikipedia

External power adapters can fail, and can become separated from the product they are intended to power. Then, they came out with the new expensive one adapetr that died out after 6 months. The part where the cable meets the plug keeps cracking and exposing the metal cables inside. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat