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Notebook Power inflght

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albatross710

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Is there a standard plug for connecting to the seat power connection provided for using Notebook computers inflight? or do they just use the standard power connector?

Searched on ba.com (as travelling wt+) but couldn't find any guidance.

Any tips appreciated.
 

AlwaysUpThere

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There are a few different types.

The most common one requires an adaptor - Targus make them. Available at PC shops and Futy Free places. Once you have this adaptor, it should fit all. Around $70 or so. More expensive in-flight. They'll often lend you on if you in the pointy end.

SQ's new seats have a standard 110V socket - the two parallel flat pegs as they have in the US/Japan. So any adaptor will work - no transformed required assuming your laptop can handle the juice.

Tip: They say that charging on-board can damage your battery and suggest you take it out while using the on-board power. Myth? Don't know, but make your you save what your doing O F T E N !!
 

albatross710

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Thanks for the info.

I must admit it is the sort of info you'd expect to see on their website so you could be prepared - unless of course they liked selling $70 adapters in flight.

I browsed over at seatguru.com and they list the various types of power socked for each aircraft. I'm now looking for "empower" adapter.
 

markis10

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The Targus Auto Air should do the trick for you and has the benefit of working in the car back home, on clearance at Officeworks at present.
 
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