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AC Adapter

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#1 mango2


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Posted 21 October 2008 - 06:25 PM

Hi everyone,
I am wondering if I can use a different AC adapter/power cord on my own laptop. I have a Gateway MX3563 laptop and the power cord for it is a "2-Prong 65-Watt AC Adapter" Would it be alright for me to use an adapter from a Toshiba laptop to charge or even power up my own laptop, or is this dangerous to the system? I do not understand the following specifications, but the one from the Toshiba laptop reads: Input 100-240V~1.3A Output 19V 3.95.A
I do know that my own laptop uses a 19V as well, however as I do not know the exact specifics of my own or if they all need to match, I am afraid that it could ruin my laptop.

thank you

Edited by mango2, 21 October 2008 - 06:31 PM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 22 October 2008 - 03:56 PM

The voltage needs to match, the amps can either match or be a little greater on the one you want to use as a replacement.
The DC jack on the power supply has to fit the laptop. Looks can be deceiving

When it gives the voltage as 110 - 240V, it is called a switching power supply. It will automatically switch voltages when used in countries outside the U.S.
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