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Default Looking for Universal Power brick for laptop

I need this to be as future proof as possible. I tend to get 2-3 power bricks for a laptop that ive got, only to sometime in the future upgrade to a newer model and end up with the bricks being useless

So what would you consider a quality product with various size nozzles and variable vurrents and voltages for me to buy

This although very cheaps feels complete

https://cosmomarket.gr/index.php?p=4...d=002207691404

On the other hand there are some some fortron options which i believe is more reputable as a brand but doubles the price

http://www.fsplifestyle.com/PROP172002147/
http://www.fsplifestyle.com/PROP161000043/

Is it worth the extra cash? Are there better options do you think?
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If the brick is the correct voltage (19V) and has all the correct tips, there's no reason for the brick to become useless unless you go from your standard < 90W laptop to a 120W+ gaming laptop.

And cheap bricks are just that... cheap. They don't last.

FSP and Huntkey make among the best universal laptop chargers. Stick with those.
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I usually go for ultrabooks. The current one is an hp430 with a 19.5V/45W and the next one should probable be something like a dell xps or hp spectre, lg gram lenovo yoga, you get the gist. I'll try to go for usb-c charging but in case i dont it will hopefully be something thin and light and energy efficient and not break the 90W barrier

So do you think those FSP will probably get me covered?

Oh and btw i read that dell laptops can recognise a universal non-dell third party charge and undervolt the cpu. That was quite usefull as information. Is there anything else i should know on that matter?
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I personally usually use Lite-on bricks, 19.5V 150W, but FSP and Huntkey bricks would also last a long, long, while.
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The slim unit from fsp listed above lists 19v while the normal form factor a range of 18-20

Do you think this .5 will be a problem for 19.5V (such as the one i got now) and others that require higher voltages? I was told that it is a minscule difference
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I personally usually use Lite-on bricks, 19.5V 150W, but FSP and Huntkey bricks would also last a long, long, while.
I've never seen a Lite-On made universal brick.
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I've never seen a Lite-On made universal brick.
What about my confusion with voltage? Doea a laptop nesecariyl need voltage in its bsolute value or can there be deviations. For example can laptops with 19.5-20.5V input function correctly on a 19V psu brick
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Sorry yes to what? Yes its dangerous, or yes you can do it no problem. Please excuse my ignorance
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