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DC power on airplanes

American Airlines provdes 15 Volt DC power using a cigarette lighter socket. Safe to use on an Acer Aspire 1410 notebook? If so, what adapter do I need?

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Clarification Request
Voltage requirements.

I'm quite aware that nothing is absolutely safe. I'm concerned that the voltage provided by AA is 15 volts while my notebook requires 19 volts. Does the adapter mentioned merely adapt the plug or convert the voltage as well? Or does the notebook care if there is a 4 volt difference?

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That's what the adapter does.

Change it from the airplane standard to your laptop's needs.

Since there is no link to the product, no one but you can check if it's the right one.

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It needs what it needs.

With a 4 Volt difference it may not charge at all. it won't damage the equipment but just may not be enough to power it. if you leave the transformer in for a min in might be able to power your Netbook.
There is no standard cigarette to Normal DC current but i'm sure you could wire it yourself.

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You would need an airplane power adapter for your laptop.

Is it safe? Nothing is absolutely safe. Some want more than this.

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