Power adapter for laptop on the airplane

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  1. #1

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    Power adapter for laptop on the airplane

    Ok, need some very quick advise here. I am flying Continental out to HK this week and the plane will have an EmPower plug for a computer. I have a Dell E1505 and can't seem to find an adapter that is compatable with my laptop. I feel like there probably are a bunch and just don't list my model. Anyways, if anyone can provide some insight on this, it would be most appreciated.

    - Dave


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    I would go with an inverter: i.e. it takes the 15V Empower feed and converts it to 110V AC which any laptop can take.

    The TeleAdapt Inflight Power DC/AC Inverter works for me. Yes, it's a bit pricey (~US$100) but you just know that it's going to work anywhere that has an Empower plug or a cigarette-lighter style plug.
    http://www.teleadapt.com

    http://www.apc.com has other options.