Are you guys running these Lind power adapters through a separate power supply (ie. carnetix)? Or are you guys just hooking it up to a switched power source and hacking the power button to turn on remotely?
My Lind for my Dell XPS is connected to a switched source and works great
I also decided to use a Dell Latitude D600 with dock in my car an have exactly the same problems. Do you think that this Power Adapter will work:
In the description you can read that it should be compatible with DE2045-1342.
What dou you mean?
Ebay, (I think, the link is dead). When I went to use it for testing, I got the same error. Sooo, I looked on Dell's website, (I figured they might know), and found out that the D600 draws 60 watts. The PA-12 AC brick supplies 60 watts. The port replicator draws an additional amount of wattage, (how much, I'm not sure, up to 30 more watts, no more), which obviously requires more than the PA-12 can supply.
I just bought a new PA-10 brick from ebay as well because it supplies 90 watts. I'll test it out when I receive it & post back to here. I'm planning on getting a Dell Auto adaptor to use in my Jeep.
I just want to make sure the 90 watts will work. Apparently, from this thread, it will.
Wattage is the cure here!
Make sure you have at least 90 watts when using your Dell Dock.
PA-10 OE brick works beautifully, but does get hot. As does the Dock & the laptop itself. Maybe I'll try to work in a small fan to just blow over the setup.
As a Dell certified Tech, I can confirm a PA-10 (90 Watt) adapter is REQUIRED for the Dell D-Dock, used by all Dell Latitude D-Series Laptops (Latitude D4XX, D5XX, D6XX, D8XX and some others).. The PA-12 is a 65 Watt adapter and is usable for most of the D-series laptops w/o the dock..
That being said, I am looking to use a Latitude D630 in a vehicle using the D-Dock.. Probably use BlueTooth input devices (mouse/keyboard/remote) and current HU for audio/video (JVC KW-NX7000 w/ 6.5 componets - 100w channel and 12 subs - 750w channel).........
Has the only issues with the dock been power issues?? If so, then using any psu that the laptop recongizes as 90 watts in bios should work (as they are or emulating the signal of a PA-10).. What about powering on the laptop.. Is anyone using the D-Dock for this?? If so, How??
Loomdog32, since you are a dell certified tech, do you know how to replicate the "dell" power adapters? I am using a CarNetix 1900 and cut up a cord from a PA10 power adapter. There were 3 different wires inside the cord. I used the outer 2 and it seems to be providing the correct power. My problem is that while plugged into the dock, it gives me an error saying that this is not a recognized power adapter and makes me turn off the power. Is there any way to replicate the "dell" proprietary signal indicating a recognized power adapter?