Author Topic: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector  (Read 1108 times)

Offline Crankshaft

Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« on: October 04, 2019, 12:19:00 PM »
This is for a HP laptop power adapter.

Popped into Communica, expecting to pick one up, but this is apparently a non-standard size!

It's the regular barrel-type with a hollow centre, not the pim type that most laptop adapters use.

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Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 01:59:28 PM »
At our local Chinese/Pakistani shop there is a laptop PSU with variable voltages and a box of 6 or 8 different power connectors

I know some laptops have a very slender centre pin.  If I recall, the HPs one is larger than usual

Can you post a couple of pictures?
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Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 02:46:15 PM »
Let me get the 'post a pic' engine started.

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Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 03:02:26 PM »
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Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 03:03:16 PM »
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Offline Crankshaft

Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 03:04:21 PM »
Is this working?

Haven't posted an image in so long.

Which share option do I use in PostImage?

Offline Crankshaft

Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2019, 03:09:59 PM »

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Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 03:58:03 PM »
An idea that has just occurred to me, is to head to ChinaTown and look for a 5.5/2.1mm to 4.8/1.7mm adaptor dongle.
I can cut and splice it on to the laptop charger cable.


Offline mygoggie

Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2019, 07:55:40 PM »
Just took all of mine to the local hospice shop. Look on Facebook marketplace for your local hospice shop and just ask them or pop in.
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Offline Crankshaft

Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 08:39:37 AM »
Still no luck.

Mygoogie:  Are you suggesting that a hospice shop may have a bin full of old power supplies?

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Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 09:40:32 AM »
@Crankshaft give Bluetech a call in Bellville. They stock second hand Laptop stuff. You will find something there.
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Offline ALF

Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2019, 01:00:06 PM »
This looks like the tip that was used on the very old HP Pavilions DV6000 and the NX5110, I can get then new for you just PM me and located near Cpt
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Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2019, 07:51:27 PM »
@Crankshaft, pop me a pm tomorrow, I will check at work, seem to recall a box with some adaptors, maybe you can butcher one and attach it to your lead. Thats if you dont come right elsewhere.

Offline mygoggie

Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2019, 09:25:36 AM »
Still no luck.

Mygoogie:  Are you suggesting that a hospice shop may have a bin full of old power supplies?

Yes, they normally have such. You need to scratch a bit ...
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Offline Crankshaft

Re: Where to buy a 4.8mm male DC power connector
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2019, 11:29:10 AM »
My local Hospice shop had nothing:  The search continues.

This is a very old laptop, so not keen on shelling out for the whole charger.