When Should You Replace Your Asus UX50 Adapter?
July 22, 2013 3:07am CST
An Asus UX50 Adapter is an essential, if not the most important laptop accessory for Acer enthusiasts. It helps to charge the installed battery to full capacity and can even power the laptop directly if needed. Unfortunately, like other laptop and electrical accessories, UX50 adapters for Acer laptops have age-related degradation that users cannot control. Moreover, improper usage and storage habits can fast track degradation, damage an Asus UX50 charger, and render it useless before its time. How can one know when his or her Asus adapter is faulty and needs to be replaced? If you hate surprises or want to protect your laptop from the dangers posed by a faulty UX50 adapter, look out for the following signs of a dying Asus Adapter: When an Asus UX50 adapter has malfunctioned, it exhibits signs of physical damage that you can pick up easily, if you have a keen eye. For instance, an adapter that short-circuited and blown its wires will have burn marks on the affected cord or on its transformer. Some might exhibit color changes, cracks, or even have a characteristic smell (burning plastic), when you plug it into a power outlet. Before you use your Asus laptop battery every day, it is advisable that you check it with a fine-toothed comb, and replace it when you notice any of the foregoing flaws. As such, you will not only protect your laptop from damage, but also lower the risk of electrical fires, which can put the life of your family members and you at risk. An Asus UX50 charger converts Alternating Current (AC) into Direct Current (DC), used to power laptops. If you notice that the battery in your laptop is refusing to charge, or does not charge to capacity as it used to originally, this might be a good sign that it is time you replace your Asus UX50 charger. Do the following to be certain: first, remove the battery from your laptop and evaluate its status. Does it have cracks, breaks, or blown cells that impede energy transfer? If the battery pack is intact and shows no sign of internal damage (color changes, smell, soot, etc.) clean its contacts well using rubbing alcohol to remove grime and dust that can affect flow of energy. Install the battery in your laptop. Make sure that it sits well on your laptop's contacts before plugging the adapter in question. Leave the battery to charge for a couple of minutes to an hour and check whether it is receiving a charge. If the battery is not receiving charge or your laptop shuts down the moment you unplug your UX50 adapter, start planning for a new or replacement Dell adapter, before bad becomes worse. If the mechanical components in the charging brick of an Asus adapter fail, the charger loses its ability to regulate energy transfer. Flickering screens, unexplained shut downs, and frequent power surges are common in such instances. Do the following to troubleshoot your Asus adapter, and know whether you should replace it or not: ascertain that the physical components of the adapter are in excellent state. Next, buy or borrow a multimeter and check whether the adapter had the correct voltage. Any value below the optimum is a sign that you have to replace your adapter, to regain optimal performance. If someone is searching for a certified and high quality adapter just like a adapter for DELL Studio 1735 Battery... then is the best place for them. As one of the largest distributor of replacement laptop adapters in UK, consumers are guaranteed of 100- Day Money Back Policy and a 2-Year Warranty.