How to tie a laptop charger.


The best way to protect your Laptop cables is to wrap them properly. In each step I show a different type of power adapter.

Step one, a laptop power adapter with a large Velcro or rubber strap.
Step two, a laptop power adapter with no Velcro or rubber strap.
Step three, a laptop power adapter with two small Velcro straps.
Step four, a laptop power adapter with one small Velcro strap.
Step five, a very small laptop power adapter with no Velcro or rubber straps.

 Laptop Power adapter with a large Velcro or rubber strap


This is probably the most common type of laptop power adapter. It is a laptop power adapter, with either a large Velcro strap at the end of one of the wires, or a large rubber strap coming out of the side of the power adapter. 

 To wrap it, take both wires in one hand, and wrap both of them around the power adapter the long way. Keep wrapping until you run out of wire. Take the strap and wrap it all the way around the power adapter and the wires the short way, and then fasten the strap to itself. On the Velcro one, there is usually a hook part that is about one inch of the end of the strap, with the rest of the strap being the loop part. On the rubber strap (usually on Dell adapters), there will be a plastic stud close to the power supply and holes going down the entire strap. Put the stud in the hole that gives you a nice firm hold, without over stretching the rubber. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D97Ay-QGAl4


Laptop Power adapter with no Velcro or rubber strap

This is another very common type of laptop power adapter. The laptop power adapter will have no straps. This is either by design of the manufacturer or because the original straps were lost or broken. Either way the power adapter is wrapped the same way.

To wrap it, take both wires in one hand and wrap both cords around the power adapter the long way. When you get to the point where one wire is left (one wire will be longer than the other one) wrap the remaining wire the short way around the power supply. When you get to the end of that wire, tuck it under one of the wires going the long way. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8F64Fi5lgI


Laptop Power adapter with two small Velcro straps

This is a less common type of laptop power adapter, but still one that is used. It is a power supply that has a small piece of Velcro at the end of each wire. 

To wrap this type of laptop power adapter, take one wire and wrap it in a small figure 8 shape, or wrap it around your hand. Wrap the single wire until you get to the end then wrap the Velcro around the wrapped wire. Repeat with the other wire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz1MhlzB9rc


Laptop Power adapter with one small Velcro strap

This is a pretty rare type of laptop power adapter, but they do use them sometimes. It will have one Velcro strap at the end of one of the wires, usually the end that goes to the computer. The strap will not be long enough to completely wrap around the power supply and the wires. 

To wrap this type of laptop power adapter, take both wires and wrap them in a small figure 8 shape, or wrap them around your hand. Wrap the wires until you get to the end then wrap the Velcro around the wires.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rzl1b1xd0Y

Laptop Small power adapter with no Velcro or rubber straps


This type of power adapter is usually used for small laptops and netbooks. The power adapter has no straps, and it is too small to wrap the wire around the adapter. 

To wrap this type of power adapter, take one wire and wrap it in a small figure 8 shape, or wrap it around your hand. Wrap until you have a little less than a foot of wire left. Wrap the remaining wire around the figure 8 horizontally. Tuck the end of the wire through one of the loops in the figure 8. Repeat with the other wire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc1PtKssTrY