Acer AC Adaptor

  morddwyd 11:26 18 Jul 2014
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I have an Acer Aspire 5738PG.

The power adapter, Acer Part No PA 1650 02 (which is on the blink, hence the query) is 19v with a black tip, same colour as the socket.

The only 19v replacements I can find have yellow tips, and I know these don't fit.

Anybody suggest a source of supply of a black tip 19v, or a yellow/black adaptor?

  morddwyd 11:34 18 Jul 2014

Please ignore.

Just found one.

  morddwyd 11:36 18 Jul 2014

Thanks Wiilwell, that's where I found one.

I tried searching for " black tip" instead of "19v"

  john bunyan 11:38 18 Jul 2014

The Amazon ones seem to have yellow tips; Toshiba ones have black tips. Surprising if the Acer Amazon ones don't fit. Foe Toshiba see:;

Toshiba chargers

  spuds 12:57 18 Jul 2014

Having been 'stung' once regarding buying replacement chargers, I would be inclined to check and have confirmed the details of the device, before making a final purchase.

Going on the link provided by john bunyan, there appears to be a number of options, including 'genuine'?.

  morddwyd 07:59 19 Jul 2014

"Going on the link provided by john bunyan, there appears to be a number of options, including 'genuine'?."

Even genuine, using Acer Part No., comes up with a yellow tip.

  john bunyan 08:06 19 Jul 2014

Surely the diameter, not the colour, is critical - or does the colour denote different diameters?

  SparkyJack 08:36 19 Jul 2014

strong textI clever, a multi voltage/tip covering 15_24v seems to meet your need From Amazon, my one does exactly as described across several of my devices

  john bunyan 10:09 19 Jul 2014

Expensive, but this one has every tip you could want!

Multi tip power adapter

  spuds 10:54 19 Jul 2014

The last time I bought a multi-function charger was from Maplins, and a few days later bought another similar device from an eBay Hong Kong seller at a much lower price including airfreight charges. On inspection, I was unable to find any difference between the two items, except the UK price being charged!.

  morddwyd 19:25 19 Jul 2014

Thank you. I have had a variable voltage multi tip for some years, but tend to keep it for emergency use rather than as a routine power supply, such devices as rarely smoothed as well as a dedicated device.

"Surely the diameter, not the colour, is critical - or does the colour denote different diameters? Like this post"

Not entirely. The colour normally indicates the output values, not just voltage, but va and wattage, and can duffer across the range. For instance, my other Aspire, a 5745PG, similar in most respects, has a 19v yellow tip power supply. they are not interchangeable

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