Unknown power supply connector on power cord dell PSU

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I have just bought a Dell 19.5 V 90 W power supply adapter for a Dell from ebay. The PSU turned up this morning without a power cord. That's annoying enough but when I looked the connector needed is a type I have never seen before. The centre pin is slightly longer and wider than the other two so I assume that is the Earth pin. The centre pin is also offset between the other two. Again I suppose for connecting only 1 way. The two outer pins have a distance of just under 2 cms between them. Please can anyone tell me what type of connector this is. If I can get some info on it then I may be able to get one.

Thank you Terence






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Post a link to that charger on Ebay please. Also check if there is a diagram of that connector on the outside of the charger.
 

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Is there a Dell model number on the power supply?
 

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I have discovered what this connector is all about. Please read the following copy and paste from an American power cord supplier.

Ken Puskas
5:25 PM (34 minutes ago)


to Richard, me


I’ve seen this before. It was a terrible idea from the Dell Team a few years ago.

The power input should be this:





But if you want the device to be grounded, you’ll need this:





Dell wanted to keep a flat profile for the Power adapter, so they custom designed this:





It was literally the worst idea ever. It only helps make your customer mad when they can’t buy a replacement. Its not an IEC recognized connector, either. They paid a ton of money to get this approved with UL and CSA, only to abandon it due to complaints.


Here is the good news. Your laptop needs 19.5 V / 4.62A output from the adapter, which is the most common laptop power adapter I/O config on the earth.


The only hang up will be the barrel jack that plugs into the laptop itself. For most, its universal. I personally have HP and Dell laptops that are interchangeable.


I don’t have what you’re looking for, but if you have a Power Adapter that has an Output Rating of 19.5V/4.62A (most are), and the barrel jack side fits into your laptop, it will work.


Lastly, many of the online listings for Model ADP-90AH B have the “C5” input configuration already. It’s the 2nd image in this email (looks like mickey mouse).


Here is a link to something that may work: https://www.amazon.com/replacement-DA90PE0-00-DA90PE1-00-DA90PE3-00-DA90PS0-00/dp/B00G9N8RV6


There are many online sellers that have equivalents, too.


Sorry if this was confusing, or “you’re welcome” if it helped.


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Ken Puskas


 

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Strange design by Dell, I've never seen one like that but I'm in the UK so they may not have sold them here.

That cable seller was very helpful, a shame you can't buy it from him.

(you might want to Edit you post #4 and remove some of the duplicate pictures, up to you).
 
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