Advice Please, Need a New Empower Adapter

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  1. gleff
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    Ok, I thought I was done with this old technology.

    But, my empower adapter died some time ago.

    Most planes don't require an adapter anymore, but I have at least 3 roundtrips coming up of 8+ hours per direction with AA (767, 772) where the inflight power will require it.

    I've had my own external battery for laptops so haven't even bothered. But I can't find a tip for my new laptop that'll work for the battery.

    So any advice how to power a Lenovo t440s or Yoga 2 Pro (they have the same tip, but I haven't seen one that goes with an adapter or external battery)?

    Either an empower adapter or external battery with tip that's compatible?

    Much obliged for any advice.
     
  2. mikew99
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    Just to clarify, on AA I have (so far) found either regular 3-prong plugs or (more frequently) cigarette lighter plugs. Could you be referring to UA?
     
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    Definitely not. UA hasn't had those for a long, long time. AA's older planes require the older plugs.

    I had one I got at J&R a while ago but I finally binned it as I was no longer using it. They don't seem to sell the same one any more.

    Something like this is about what I had and about the same price. That one goes up to 150 watts which might trip a breaker on the outlet on board.

    This one is cheaper/smaller but depends on the tips and if you're not finding one you need then I'd be skeptical.
     
  4. gleff
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    Yeah, I had a Kensington one and an empower adapter but no tips for my machine...

    And the AA international fleet outside the 777-300ER still features the old cigarette lighter plugs. :(
     

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