12V Auto-Voltage Car/Air Laptop Adapter with 1A USB Socket + 12 Charging Tips


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About this product


  • Includes Empower™ plane adapter and 12V car plug
  • Auto-voltage detection
  • Includes 12 power tips for maximum compatibility

Product overview

• Includes Empower™ plane adapter and 12V car plug
• Auto-voltage detection
• Includes 12 power tips for maximum compatibility
• 1.0A USB power output
• Over voltage/current protection

This Universal Automatic Car Adapter for laptops is the compact, portable power solution for mobile users on the road. It features a broad output voltage (9.5V to 20V) which automatically adjusts and twelve different connectors for maximum compatibility. It will power most laptop/notebooks/netbooks on the market.
It allows you to power your laptop from vehicles with standard cigarette lighters. It provides up to 90W of charging power which is the sufficient enough to power most portable electronic devices, even modern power-hungry notebook computers with big screens.
The additional 5V USB port power can be used to charge your mobile, PDA, iPod & more.

Please Note: Empower™ plane sockets are typically restricted to 75W output in order to maintain a safe environment for all passengers. Please check with a qualified engineer to ensure this will not adversely affect the use of your appliance on a plane.WARNING: This adapter should only be used with laptops and ancillary devices that have the exact same voltage requirement as those offered. In addition, you must ensure that your equipment does not require more current (measured in amps) than that provided by the adapter at the correct voltage setting. If, however, your equipment requires less or equal amps to those provided at the correct voltage, then it is ok to use. All laptop charging tips provided have a centre-positive polarity - please check this matches the requirements of your equipment prior to use, and if in any doubt, seek professional guidance. Maplin Electronics Ltd. accepts no responsibility for damage caused to equipment through not observing these instructions correctly.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have bought 5 of these and they have all worked well to power laptops LED projectors, sound systems.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it works for my laptops when camping I use for camping and so far working fine ,i have mesured the current draw and about 2.5 amps with my HP laptop and its battrey charging so will get a bit of time on a standard car battrey . i would not recomend connecting to your battrey on your car parked up for a long time unless you have jump leads :) i use another battrey that is not connected to my van. it will be fine if your driving and want to charge laptop though. deffo better than using a 12v-240v inverer
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Device Recently bought to power Dell portable while camping. Dell unit has octagonal plug, one with this unit is round and it works perfectly. Charges as quick as mains unit. Leisure battery backed up with solar panel is more than adequate. 5 stars for utility. I doubt I need to revise this for reliability in the future. Auto voltage feature is interesting and useful.
Date published: 2015-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't charge Dell laptops Dell laptop chargers have a chip in them that communicates with the laptop to tell it what the rating of the charger is so that it doesn't damage the laptop battery. This universal charger doesn't. This means that whilst the laptop will run off the charger, it won't actually charge. Also, I cannot post a link to prove this as Maplin reject helpful links.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought this product for one of our customers and glad the customer is happy. Well recommended product..
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not charge my laptop Not able to charge my toughbook from an excavator 12v socket.
Date published: 2016-10-28
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I have an A83LA charger which I bought for a previous laptop. I now have a lenovo Yoga 500 laptop with rectangular plug Can you supply me with the appropriate tip please

Asked by: Homerthefoamer
We have a wide range of Power Tips on our web site, Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-07-24

The specification gives an output voltage of 10V, 12V, 14V etc to 20V, selectable by the correct tip. However the 12 tips supplied give voltages between 15V and 20V. I need 12V. What tip gives 12V, or how do I buy a tip that gives 12V?

Asked by: RogerP
We will order this in and reply once we have the item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-19

Can this do 19.5v 9.23a 

Asked by: Mark
Unfortuenly not.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-07-02

Purchased this Adaptor for my Acer & HP Pavilion,unfortunately the power tip listed does not fit my HP laptop. Power tip required for the HP is 4.5 x 3.0mm, can you supply or locate power tip to suit.

Asked by: stereo
We don't have any other tips for this charger, but if you supply the full model number for the Laptop you own then we may be able to suggest a suitable charger. or you could use our online battery/charger finder. http://www.maplin.co.uk/battery-finder
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-12

Is this product compatible with in-car DVD players

Asked by: Jay1989
You would need to check the voltages are correct first.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-18

Is this suitable for an Hp EliteBook Folio 1020 please?

Asked by: Stuart
We cannot confirm if this works with individual laptops. it is designed to be a universal adapter so there's a good chance it will work with your laptop.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-24

Cannot get any of the tips to fit Acer TMB117-M-C62K

Asked by: brian
Sorry but we do not have any chargers suitable for the Acer TravelMate TMB117-M
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-03-23

Will this work with a 17 inch laptop Fujitsu? Output 19v I put 100-240v

Asked by: Mark cardwell
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-30
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