Replacement power supply adapter doesn't have ground prong - dangerous?
February 20, 2014 8:31 PM Subscribe
The replacement power supply adapter I purchased for an older laptop came with a two prong cord instead of three, which the original had. Is this dangerous? Details and model number within.
posted by bluecore to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Due to a frayed cable, I bought a replacement power supply for an older Dell laptop, making sure to buy one that stated OEM/Genuine instead of the off market "Replacement for..." that I saw a lot of on ebay.
But when it came, it has a two prong power cord instead of three. Is it dangerous not to have the ground prong? I don't know much about electricity, except that I don't want to be the guy that burns down my apartment complex because of a crappy power supply or, say, a cheapo laptop battery. In every other regard (craftsmanship, design, stickers) it appears to be a legit OEM part, it just says Revision A07 instead of Revision A00, like my original.
It's a Dell PA-12, 65W adapter. Here's the ebay link.
Thanks for your advice.