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Convert 360 power supply to laptop psu

post #1 of 5
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How come nobody has tried this? The 203watt psu for the 360 is very cheap, could be used to power a laptop.

Only problem I could see is that it puts out 12v, while most laptops hover around ~19v.
post #2 of 5
Because it's +12V, not +19V. Meaning you'd have to build another DC -DC PSU just to use it.

And it would cost more to do that than it would cost to get a decent +19V laptop PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834991041
^ A fair quality FSP unit.
post #3 of 5
i have to agree with phaedrus, im using that very same unit to power my toshiba sattelite.
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+1 I;ve also used that unit, much better then trying to mod one yourself. Saving a few bucks isn't worth frying an entire piece of equipment. And yes I'm also speaking from experience on a much larger scale rolleyes.gif
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post #5 of 5
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Reason I asked was cause I spent 120 or was it 150$ on the 180 watt psu for my np8130, and I tried aftermarkets. Once claimed to be for my np8130 it was 40 bucks it was the 120watt model, which is the one I have now, but I wanted to futureproof. I was playing deus ex HR in the school library and it smoked. Then I tried a self claimed 180watt and it died in 2 seconds.



Like get this maybe if it could handle the load, not sure if it could.
http://www.bixnet.com/12vdcto19vdc.html
Edited by jigglywiggly - 11/18/11 at 11:46pm
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