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timofcourse
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Alternative power adapters for Yoga 900

Hi all

I'm curious if any fellow Yoga 900 owners have tried out third party power adapters in place of the stock one that comes with it. Frankly I can't stand the fact the plug folds out to the middle of the power adapter. This is a pretty terrible design flaw that covers up both plugs on a standard outlet and 2-3 outlets when plugged into a power strip. I do like that it collapses, and because I travel for work would hope to find something similar, though one that folds out at the end of the adapter, only taking up a single plug.

 

Are there generic specs I just need to look out for when trying to find one from a third party?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Alternative power adapters for Yoga 900

There is a power rating on the Yoga 900 charger.

 

Lenovo 3.25A / 5V -- 65W

 

So if you can find one generic with those same ratings (that can supply 3.25A and is rated 65W), it should work. I dont advise using a generic adapter since it can very easily damage the notebook (Personal experience on a phone, so I guess same should apply to a notebook).

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Re: Alternative power adapters for Yoga 900

A short extension cord would resolve the issue cheaply.
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Re: Alternative power adapters for Yoga 900


@pastafarian wrote:
A short extension cord would resolve the issue cheaply.

Exactly what I do!

Added bonus: since my cord has three outlets on one end, I've been able to help out others needing power when wall receptacles have been scarce. I've got friends in a number of airports and coffee shops.

Smiley Wink

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Re: Alternative power adapters for Yoga 900


@sarbin wrote:

@pastafarian wrote:
A short extension cord would resolve the issue cheaply.

Exactly what I do!

Added bonus: since my cord has three outlets on one end, I've been able to help out others needing power when wall receptacles have been scarce. I've got friends in a number of airports and coffee shops.

Smiley Wink

Cheers.


A short extension cord or power bar is also very useful when travelling in countries that use a different plug. You only need one adapter. Then you can plug in this charger plus other chargers, etc. that can operate on dual 120/240VAC.

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Re: Alternative power adapters for Yoga 900


@rockykoston wrote:

There is a power rating on the Yoga 900 charger.

 

Lenovo 3.25A / 5V -- 65W

 

So if you can find one generic with those same ratings (that can supply 3.25A and is rated 65W), it should work. I dont advise using a generic adapter since it can very easily damage the notebook (Personal experience on a phone, so I guess same should apply to a notebook).


The Yoga 900 adapter puts out @3.25A @ 20V@ (and uses extra pins) to power the '900.  It can also make 2A @ 5.2V to power a generic USB device.

 

[edit] I've been using this short extension for a while:

 

MonsterExtension1.jpg

MonsterExtension2.jpg

 

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