The online marketplace is flooded with eastern manufacturers selling laptop chargers at prices that are simply too low to assure you of a high quality replacement. Or, the sellers are persuading you that the charger is a ‘genuine’ charger, which most of the time isn’t true. If you have ever had one of these substandard chargers to hand and compare them to your original, you’ll feel the difference. The substandard charger will feel lighter in weight, the wire may be shorter and feel very plastic, and the plug may not fit the laptop socket with a firm fit. Generally the whole charger just doesn’t feel assured.
These chargers are dangerous for many reasons. One, because of the poor quality cable and plug, and also because it may not be outputting an accurate voltage and this may cause irreversible damage to the laptop. Thirdly, the charger may not be up to providing the required power to the laptop for prolonged time. You may even feel that it gets hotter than the original charger did. This will be down to the poor quality power circuitry that isn’t up to providing the wattage that it is rated for.
Laptop manufacturers use a handful of OEM manufacturers to make their chargers. These OEM companies manufacture at the highest quality, hence why the big laptop manufacturers use them as their subcontractors. These OEM manufacturers also sell chargers third party to distributors in the western world, and we are able to source them. We keep chargers for the very common laptop brands and models in stock, so if you require a charger please contact us to check for availability and cost. They will cost a little more than the cheaper alternatives but not by much, and you can be rest assured that you’re receiving a high quality charger. Our distributor also gives us a 1 year warranty on all chargers (excluding excessive wear and tear).