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Asus FA180PM111 is Not Quite the Same as the DELL FA180PM111

After getting the Asus G46VW-BSI5N06 gaming ultrabook, it's time for me to purchase extra power supplies for convenience--one in the bag, one for my desk, and one in my office. But the Asus G46VW is so new that parts for this laptop is not available anywhere yet. It's got a really hefty power supply, so I can't just use any universal power supply as a replacement. It's specs are:

Input: 100-240V 50-60Hz 2.5A
Output: 19.5V 9.23A with positive tip.

Searching for it's "FA180PM111" model number yield numerous results. In fact, I found that the same 180 watt power supply is used by the Dell and Alienware laptops. The only problem, it seems that the tip to plug into the laptop is different. Based on image from the following Amazon product page, the Dell version's tip has a center pin (see attached photo).

Genuine Dell 180W Watt 74X5J, JVF3V Power Adapter PA Charger For Laptops

The Asus version, on the other hand, has no center pin. The other minor variation is that the Asus version has an angled tip, versus a straight tip on the Dell version.

My guess is that the Dell version will work on the Asus and vise-versa, but only if you take the time to cut and solder a new tip onto it.

Attached Image:

Center Pin Within Tip.jpg

Jake
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:38:08 +0300

I just found a good replacement candidate for the Asus FA180PM111 power supply adapter. And that candidate is the Asus ADP-150NB D used on the Asus G74SX. The Asus ADP-150NB D specs are as follows:

Input: 100-240V 2.0A 50-60Hz
Output: 19.5V 7.7A with positive tip

I have just verified that the physical power tip is the same between the two power supplies. Except the ADP-150NB D is a straight tip, rather than an angle tip. I have also confirmed that the Asus G46VW can be powered by the 150 watt Asus ADP-150NB D power supply. Since the Asus FA180PM111 provides higher output amp, it can definitely power the Asus G74SX.

Question is, will the G46VW ever draw more than the maximum 7.7A that the ADP-150NB D can provide? Well, since Asus provides a 9.23A power supply with the G46VW, then at some point, it's likely the G46VW will draw more than 7.7A.

But how likely is that? I suspect that it's only likely if you put tremendous amount of performance strain on it, such as playing demanding games. If you do that all the time, then ADP-150NB D is not for you. But if you are going to use G46VW in an office setting with no game play, then ADP-150NB D is probably a good candidate for replacement.

The Asus ADP-150NB D is readily available on Amazon for $35.99 shipped:
Asus ADP-150NB D 19.5V 150W AC Adapter for Asus G7 Series

Jake
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:44:56 +0300

The Asus 180 watt power supply is now available on Amazon:
ASUS 180W G-Series Gaming Notebook Power Adapter

Jake
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:51:18 +0400

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