M. Beddow

"Michael Beddow"
(REAL NAME)
 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,348
Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (1,104 of 1,138)
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
In My Own Words:
I review hardware bought from the Amazon UK site here, but I post reviews of book purchases (mostly to do with East Asian languages) only on the US .com site.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,348 - Total Helpful Votes: 1104 of 1138
NEW HP N193 18.5V3.5A BIG PIN LAPTOP CHARGER ADAPT&hellip by HP
The problem with this sort of item is that some suppliers have been known to ship cheap fakes. Mine came from Screen and Chargers UK and was the genuine HP article, with a valid HP part and serial no. But I can't vouch for what other suppliers on Amazon Marketplace may ship, so buyers need to be a bit cautious.

That aside, if you have a more recent HP laptop where the charger that came with it has the "big pin" connector but has a marked rating of 19.5V output, don't worry. Though rated at 18.5 V, these replacement chargers work fine with the newer laptops that theoretically require 19V.
New HP Pavilion 14 Ultrabook Sleekbook Ac Adapter &hellip by HP
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Thing, 6 Feb 2014
This is the genuine article, manufactured for HP and with correct HP part and serial numbers. The sleekbook models aren't noted for long battery life, so I wanted another charger I could keep for use in another part of the house. This fits the bill exactly.
Masterplug SRGAUSBPB-MP Surge Protected Mains USB &hellip by Masterplug
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Anyone reading these reviews will notice a question mark over one matter that any potential customer will want to know: what charging rate is this device capable of? Not all the reviewers put it in those terms, but it's what's behind complaints such as very slow charging, or refusal to charge two devices at once. Both of those imply that the available charge rate is too low.

Against that, some reviewers have no gripes about the rate of charging, and others report successfully charging two fairly demanding devices at once. We can maybe discount those reviews that claim that they couldn't get any charge at all, since that's often down to using an unsuitable cable or connector for… Read more