Well the link in my previous message didn't seem to work so let's see if this will work.
Dell 45-Watt 3-Prong AC Adapter with 6.5 ft Power Cord
Manufacturer Part #CC0DT
Dell Part #492-BBOF
Dell Price $49.99
I have a Dell Inspiron 3558 laptop which is now over two years old and I need to buy a new 45 watt A.C. adapter to replace the one which came with the laptop when it was new.
Dell's website shows this 45 watt A.C. adapter as the current replacement:
The price isn't bad but the user reviews on Dell.com are not the best for this A.C. adapter. Would an aftermarket brand of A.C. adapter work for my Dell Inspiron 3558 laptop or should I stay with a Dell brand replacement part?
The part of the cable that plugs into the side of the laptop to charge the battery is beginning to bend from the weight of the connector's plug and the cable is beginning to break.
Are non-Dell branded A.C. adapters just as good as Dell's new replacement ones? Dell's website also has a few 65 watt A.C. adapters which are compatible with my Inspiron 3558 laptop and cost a little more than the 45 watt part.
Should I consider purchasing a 65 watt adapter or stay with the 45 watt one? Both of the Dell adapters come with only a 30 day warranty; I would feel better if they came with a one year warranty.