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Thread: What is longest lasting aftermarket laptop AC adapter brand?

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    Longest lasting aftermarket laptop AC adapter brand testing thread.

    In your experiences, what aftermarket laptop AC adapter brands have lasted the longest time before the powerbrick fails?

    I know SIB lasts about 7 months before ticking, am trying a Techno-earth next.
    I have seen pwr+ and thor also. What other manufacturers are there besides these?

    Please include links to any critical reviews.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: What is longest lasting aftermarket laptop AC adapter brand?

    I smoked a $99 rocket fish adapter with in two months of having it. I dont think it liked switching between 110 and 220 frequently. If you come across something good post it here so I can check in to it. Thanks!

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    Re: What is longest lasting aftermarket laptop AC adapter brand?

    A Techno Earth brand adapter lasted 15 days before failing silently.
    Have not had access to a multimeter to see how it failed.
    Company sent a replacement, will see how long it lasts.

    Will also test a replacement SIB brand and see if I get any more than 7 months out of it.

    These are all Amazon available brands.
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    Re: What is longest lasting aftermarket laptop AC adapter brand?

    The second Techno Earth adapter lasted 21 days.

    Began testing replacement SIB today.

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    Re: What is longest lasting aftermarket laptop AC adapter brand?

    Replacement sib still going strong.

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    Re: What is longest lasting aftermarket laptop AC adapter brand?

    IBM by far. I have never had a failure, ever. All of mine I have taken out of the trash and from junkyards and the IBMs have never broken. Recently (these past 2 or 3 years) there have been a lot of problems with crappy/cheap transistors in mobos, power supplies, and adapters.
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    Re: What is longest lasting aftermarket laptop AC adapter brand?

    replacement SIB still going strong at the 11 month mark.

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