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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Brotherwarren, May 10, 2006.

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  1. Hi all, forgive me if this is a ridiculous question. I'm really not
    sure if electricity isn't just a fancy word for magic!
    I have a ac charger for my laptop that is 19V and 6A
    I also have an ac charger that is not made for my laptop, but is 19V
    and 3A
    Is it safe to use the second charger with my laptop, or will the
    battery explode, killing me and those I hold dearest?
    Cheers in advance!
    Tony
     
  2. Well...I don't think it will explode...might catch fire...

    Seriously, if the original is rated at 6 amps and the second one rated
    at only 3 amps, you'll have problems.
     

  3. Three amps isn't enough to charge the battery properly. It will
    either shut down, or overheat and die. Questions of this nature belong
    on anyway.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  4. thanks MichaelA Terrell. Seriously. Any chance you could do service
    for the REST of the world and convince your government to stop invading
    other countries. Sorry, where do comments of that nature belong?

    Many thanks to DecaurTxCowboy
     

  5. About as much chance as your sorry ass stopping the rest of the world
    from fighting.


    Anywhere but here.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     

  6. HUH ????
     
  7. flank

    flank Guest

    Brotherwarren,
    The current output of your second charger is probably too small.
    It might actually work, but it will probably get very warm. A second
    consideration is polarity. I don't have a laptop and I don't know if
    there is a standard receptacle/polarity which is used. But if the two
    don't match, then you run the risk of destroying your lap top.

    flank
     
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