Can you recommend an airplane power adapter for my Lenovo Thinkpad T410?
May 18, 2011 1:19 PM   Subscribe

Can you recommend an airplane power adapter for my Lenovo Thinkpad T410?

I am trying to figure out what kind of power adapter I should get to use when I fly. I usually fly American Airlines or Delta. Their planes usually just have the cigarette lighter power plugs (DC?). Googling DC power adapters comes back with a ton of different results, but I'm not sure exactly what kind of an adapter I need that will work with my Lenovo Thinkpad T410.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
posted by Pontius Pilate to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total)
 
the term you're looking for is 'Air adapter' or 'auto/air'. thinkpad t410 air adapter looks to give a good number, including the official Lenovo accessory and lots of 'budget' offerings.
posted by pupdog at 3:07 PM on May 18, 2011


I searched for "auto/air lenovo" on amazon and I found a bunch that looked good.... including a couple for less than $20.

As a personal preference, I like the units that have a USB plug so that I can also charge my phones from them without having to bring the entire phone charger on my trip.
posted by Arbitrage1 at 7:35 PM on May 18, 2011


Picked one up for $16 (as opposed to the $100+ models I was looking at earlier). Thanks!
posted by Pontius Pilate at 9:56 AM on May 20, 2011


In case someone stumbles on this later: the < $20 chargers are for netbooks, not laptops, as I learned the hard way. I ended up buying this instead -- more expensive, but works like a charm with my laptop.
posted by Pontius Pilate at 12:03 PM on June 8, 2011


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