Targus APA31US 90-Watt AC Laptop Charger
Didn't last a year
I bought this so I wouldn't have to lug my work laptop charger back and forth when I was working from home. I also liked the interchangeable plugs, so I could use it as a 'docking station' when moving my personal laptop between rooms.
I've had it about 8 months. Today I noticed a discolored patch on the charger and the plastic has cracked around the patch.
Oh, and it has stopped charging the laptop, which is discharging as I write this, even though the charger is plugged in.
My advice, get a better quality unit.
November 4, 2014
Purchased this adapter when my Toshiba laptop charger failed. This had many charging adapters which looked appealing. I have only used the one interchangable adapter to charge my Toshiba. It wasn't long before the cable jacket became broken down near on the three prong end. I've seen cables that break because folks wind these areound the charging adapter box. I didn't do this, and this broke down just from general use. I continued to use it, but eventually wore so bad it sparked when I unplugged it. Wouldn't buy again. Disappointed.
March 13, 2014
Seems to Work Just Fine
I was relieved to discover that my HP laptop just needed a new adapter, rather than having to crack it open and replace the input jack. I chose the Targus APA131US because it was on sale, so I went to OD to purchase. I did call the phone number on the box to make sure it was compatible with my laptop, which I recommend, and make sure you are using the correctly-lettered tip.
I've only had this for a couple of weeks, but it seems to be holding up just fine, only minor complaint is the tip does pop out sometimes when I move the laptop. Overall, I would recommend this if you can get it at a good price
July 18, 2013
I attempted to buy a replacement power cord for a APA 10 Charger ------- the power supply worked fine ----- the plug-in adapters worked fine ----but since I could not tell them the exact model of my laptop ----- they could not sell me a power cord ---- I am talking the one that goes from the power supply to the plug-in adapter ------- I figure since I did not need a new power supply and I did not need any new adapters ----- customer service (??????) told me that they could not sell me simple power cord ------ by gosh it is the universal power cord ----- nothing changes no matter what the brand of my computer ---- I have the adapters!!!
May 2, 2013