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ThinkPad 72W DC Auto/Airline adapter - Overview

At a glance

 The ThinkPad 72W DC Auto/Airline adapter provides power to your ThinkPad system, while at the same time recharging the system batteries, even when you are miles away from an AC wall outlet. This adapter gives you the flexibility to use your ThinkPad system longer and in more places.

  • Plug into and use your vehicle's power outlet
  • Plug into and use available airline power outlets
  • Recharge ThinkPad batteries while on the road or in the air

1 year limited - CCE

This product replaces

  • None
This product was replaced by
  • Not Applicable

You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • ThinkPad 72W DC Auto/Airline adapter
  • Airline adapter Connector
  • User's Guide

Product marketing and replacement (FRU) part numbers

  • Marketing part number
    • Main adapter with connector: 10K3820
  • Replacement part number
    • Main adapter: 22P7092 replaces 10K0151
    • Connector: 09N4188

Product dates

  • Announce date: 11/28/2000
  • Planned availability date: December 2000
  • Withdrawal date: Not applicable
  • Effective withdrawal date: Not applicable

Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement

  • Input Voltage: 11.5 V DC to 16 V DC
  • Output Voltage: 15.5 V DC to 17 V DC 1
  • Output Current: 4.6 A +/- .2
  • Output Power Nominal: 56 watts
  • Output Power Maximum: 72 watts
  • Output Power Indicator: Green LED
  • Input Connections: Includes both auto and airline cable connections

Output Cable/Connector:

  • 2.5-mm ID round plug, Protection Shutdown
  • Output Over-Voltage: 18 V +/- .4 1
  • Output Over-Current: 4.6 A +/- .2 1
  • Input Over-Voltage: Minimum Over-Voltage = 24.4 V 1 Maximum Over-Voltage = 29.8 V 1
  • Case Over-Temp: 80 +/- 5 deg C

Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement


  • g: 311.85
  • oz: 11


  • inches: 1
  • mm: 25.4


  • inches: 2.25
  • mm: 57.15


  • inches: 5.5
  • mm: 139.7

Operating temperature

  • Between 0 degrees Celsius and 40 degrees Celsius
  • Between 32 degrees Fahrenheit and 104 degrees Fahrenheit

Storage temperature

  • Between -20 degrees Celsius and 85 degrees Celsius
  • Between -4 degrees Fahrenheit and 185 degrees Fahrenheit

Agency approvals

  • CE
  • C-Tick
  • CSA
  • FCC
  • TUV for aircraft use
  • BSMI
  • VCCI
  • EM Power
  • NOM (Mexico)



Hardware requirements for systems

The ThinkPad 72W DC Auto/Airline adapter is supported on the following systems:

DescriptionMachine TypeModel
ThinkPad 7709544, 9548, 9549All
ThinkPad 6002645, 2646All
ThinkPad 5602640, 2641All
ThinkPad 3902624, 2626All
ThinkPad 3852635All
ThinkPad 3802635, 2636All
ThinkPad 5702643, 2644All
ThinkPad A Series2628, 2629, 2633, 2652, 2653All
ThinkPad R Series2656, 2657, 2658, 2659, 2676, 2677All
ThinkPad T Series2647, 2648, 2373,2374,2375,2366,2367All
ThinkPad X Series2660, 2661, 2662All
ThinkPad 2402609, 2612All
ThinkPad i Series 1400/15002621, 2651All
ThinkPad i Series 1200/13001161, 1171All
ThinkPad i Series 17002627All


Software requirements



The ThinkPad 72W DC Auto/Airline adapter is not intended for use with other laptop systems or ThinkPad 365 system models.


Some configurations may not be supported.


Cable orders required: No

Installation time: Approximately 5 minutes

Document notes:

  1. The symbol * means that the information is currently unavailable for this product.
  2. All dates are represented in the US English format of mm/dd/yyyy (where mm=month, dd=day, yyyy=year).
  3. FRU stands for Field Replacement Unit. It is the part number used for ordering service/replacement parts.
  4. Effective Withdrawal means that on the given date the products will have been withdrawn from marketing. After that date, the product can not be obtained directly.

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