Always Deliver the Right Power for Your Lap Top
In this day and age, most computer models have a different operating voltage and current. This makes manual selection power adapters really dangerous because a switch being slightly out of place or selecting the wrong amount of power could mean the charger breaking as soon as you plug it in - or worse, doing damage to a lap top. The charger that you see here is fully automatic, so that when the tip is plugged in the unit automatically detects what the correct amount of power should be for your machine, and applies exactly what is required - no more, no less.
Super Convenient with Phone Charging and LCD Screen
A built-in USB port in the charger allows you to charge not just your lap top but a second device at the same time. We provide leads for different makes of mobile phones that you can choose at checkout so that you won't need to bring a second charger for your cellphone wherever you might be. This makes our charger especially useful for if you are abroad and only want to pack a single charger, or if you wish to leave a unit at work so that you only need to bring your lap top and not the power supply to and from your office.
Need It Fast? We Understand
There is always a trade-off between buying in the shops and buying online. Buying on the high street typically means you'll get a very cheap, likely-to-break, foreign-language AC adapter for probably about £50-£60 - but it's a product that isn't very good quality and is really not worth paying for. Alternatively you could get a really nice product (like ours!) from a store, but have to pay upwards of £120 for one. The upside in both these cases of course is that you get your lap top charger immediately!
This is where we come in. We understand that if you want a cheaper product by shopping online, that it's also important to be delivered quickly. This is why we only send out our products via registered mail (Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded Delivery) and if you want it faster, we also offer a next-day service (Royal Mail Special Delivery). In both of these cases we dispatch by the next working day after your order, to guarantee your lap top charger is in your hands as quickly as possible.
Need Your Laptop Power, Quickly?
Quick shipping is important - especially if you're waiting on a new charger unit so that you can continue to use your computer. We understand - which is why we promise a next-business-day dispatch (pretty much as quick as you can get online!) and when ordered early enough in the day, we also try to send same-day (but this depends on stock on-the-day so we can't always guarantee this).
You can even select Special Delivery on the shipping options when you check out to ensure that your charger gets to you within 1 business day of sending according to Royal Mail's guarantee.
How Much Will I Pay For Shipping?
At ULC, shipping is charged by weight - so you won't get ridiculous additional charges if you wanted to buy 4-5 spare laptop heads, for example. The charger itself is 0.905kg (including packaging) and phone/mobile heads are generally about 0.03kg, so a typical order for a charger will be placed in the 0.5kg-1.0kg category.
Our prices are displayed below. Note that we send our products only by methods of delivery that have tracking numbers, to ensure full accountability to our customers and also to protect any orders lost in the post (where we can pursue Royal Mail and be able to send a replacement to a customer free of charge).
1st Class Recorded Delivery - £2.95
Special Delivery - £6.95
International Recorded - £7.95
1st Class Recorded Delivery - £4.95
Special Delivery - £9.95
International Recorded - £11.95
1st Class Recorded Delivery - £7.95
Special Delivery - £14.95
International Recorded - £16.95
ParcelForce 48 - £12.95
ParcelForce 24 - £19.95
International Recorded - £24.95
5001g and above:
ParcelForce 48 - £19.95
ParcelForce 24 - £29.95
International Recorded - £39.95
All orders are tracked (with tracking number). Orders above 2kg will be sent via ParcelForce instead for postal insurance, with the speedier option being ParcelForce 24.
Please get in touch with us via the contact us page here for any queries you may have, and we'll do our best to get back to you within two business days - but usually just one! :-)
Frequently Asked Questions
We have put together a list of the most common questions asked by our customers. If you don't see an answer to your question here, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can!
Q: Will the universal laptop charger work with my laptop?
A: The charger is compatible with effectively 99% of all mainstream laptops including Apples and Netbooks! In some cases you will need to buy an additional laptop head to attach to the charger - see the Laptop Heads page to find which one you need.
Q: I'm still not sure if the charger will work with my laptop. What do I do now?
A: No problems! E-mail us at email@example.com and we'll be more than happy to help. We always answer our customer e-mails within two business days, usually faster!
Q: Which laptop heads are included already with the charger?
A: Eight of the more common laptop heads come included in the price of the charger - these are N04, N06, N07, N09, N13, N14, N18 and N19. Other heads can be purchased for a discount if bought with a charger, from the Laptop Heads page.
Q: I'm skeptical about online shopping, when I walk into a store I know I can get customer service. What makes you better than a store?
A: This is the whole philosophy behind our business - we believe there's such a thing as customer service over the internet! We answer all e-mails within two business days and also cater to people who want their charger quickly or need it urgently. We are convinced we can satisfy our customers, and if you've e-mailed us in advance and we reply saying the charger will work with your laptop and it doesn't, we will offer a 100% full refund. And because we don't have the massive overhead costs of a shop, we can charge a great discounted price for a product that we guarantee would cost £120 or even more in a retail store - we sell only the best of the best!
Q: I want to suggest something for the website or leave a testimonial/comment. Can I do this?
A: For sure! We can only improve for our customers if we hear your feedback, and we always read every e-mail (and publish your testimonials - thank you very much for those!). Please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you.
What Do Other People Think?
Below you'll find some of the lovely e-mails we've received from past customers who have purchased from ULC. Don't forget that you are covered by the ULC Guarantee with our emphasis on good customer service. You can also view our refund and exchange policies in plain English here (we don't believe in corporate speak!).
Naomi A. - February 2012
"This is really awesome! I've had other chargers before but they never seem to last long. This one has been super reliable so far though, and I never need to worry about forgetting my phone charger again. Thanks!"
Peter K. - December 2012
"Cheers guys, works great and glad I bought the extra two mobile cables. Now I charge both my Blackberry and older Samsung at work."
Thomas G. - November 2012
"Bought two chargers on high street that didn't meet the 120W demands of my gaming rig and a third that blew up - was starting to dread paying £90 for a new one from the manufacturer, so glad I didn't. This is BETTER!"
Mohammad I. - November 2012
"Thank you, great for travelling since I don't need to remember my separate phone charger anymore. Will recommend to friends!"
Sarah M. - September 2012
"Sick of carrying charger to and from work every day, bought your power supply and it works great, thanks. Can now charge both my Dell and Blackberry while at work without lugging anything back and forth."
Richard T. - August 2012
"I bought four different chargers in the last year before getting your one here - one from a shop on Tottenham Court Road and three from eBay. Every single one failed a maximum of two months after getting them and one even had smoke coming out of it! It's good that you bother with the extra expense with safety standards in England and Europe, and I'm really happy with it.
Worried About Compatibility?
We have you covered!
When adding our universal laptop charger to your shopping cart, you will be prompted to add your laptop make and model (and if possible, voltage/current information which is normally located on a sticker underneath your laptop). We manually double check these after receiving every order, and will try to contact you if you require a head that doesn't come with the laptop charger as standard. We'll do the double-checking, no worries.
What Comes With The Charger?
Eight of the more common laptop heads come included in the price of the charger - these are N04, N06, N07, N09, N13, N14, N18 and N19. Check out the Laptop Connection Tips page here for what these tips charge. Other heads can be purchased for a discount if bought with a charger, from the Laptop Heads page.
The universal laptop charger available through our store is compatible with effectively 99% of all mainstream laptops including Apples and Netbooks! In some cases you will need to buy an additional laptop head to attach to the charger - see the Laptop Heads page to find which one you need.