Useing S/Africa Laptop In UK By Mains Lekkie?

#1
Hi,
A reative of mine is sending me a 8month old Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T Laptop which he does'nt need anymore & I need a new one as my E-Systems one has about had it.(memory nearly full,(4gig left)battery wont hold a charge & keyboard needs replacing)
Anyway,he's in South Africa & mentioned I may need to change the mains power adaptor.
Most laptop power adaptor's I've seen have a powercord that plugs into the adaptor so will it be as simple as getting a UK power cord & replacing the S/A one with the UK one or will I have to source a complete new unit?
Thanks in advance,
Spike

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2344664,00.asp
 
#2
spike7451 said:
Hi,
A reative of mine is sending me a 8month old Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T Laptop which he does'nt need anymore & I need a new one as my E-Systems one has about had it.(memory nearly full,(4gig left)battery wont hold a charge & keyboard needs replacing)
Anyway,he's in South Africa & mentioned I may need to change the mains power adaptor.
Most laptop power adaptor's I've seen have a powercord that plugs into the adaptor so will it be as simple as getting a UK power cord & replacing the S/A one with the UK one or will I have to source a complete new unit?
Thanks in advance,
Spike

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2344664,00.asp

I think its as simple as just changing the plug to a UK one, last time I was there (2003), they used a similar plug to us but with round pins, I reckon you can just change plugs!

C
 
#5
Well I used my UK laptop in SA last year with no problems, though they still use the old 15A round pin plug their, fitting a UK13A squarre pin plug is relatively simple.
 
#6
Cheers chaps!!!
I'm going to get the keyboard on my E-Sys one repaired (my cat knocked beir over it so some of the keys dont work so I'm useing the on-screen one which is a pain!) so I'm giving it to the cadets.
 
#7
Most electrical toys from SA are a fair bit cheaper too, my tv and dvd player are SA chinese imports and considerably cheaper than getting it from the UK, change the mad plug and you're away.
 

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