[sf-lug] AC adapter compatibility

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Feb 25 15:46:43 PST 2015

Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):

> And alternatively/suplementally:
> Very close careful visual inspection of power supply (notably labeling)
> and laptop (labeling and around power jack) may also indicate polarity.

Or, in cases where you have a working AC adapter to test, a VOM
(volt-ohm metre).

But 'call the vendor' or 'look up a compatible unit on eBay' Just Works[tm], 
and doesn't risk you stand there looking embarrassed about the
burned-out laptop and breathing in Magic Smoke

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