Dell Inspiron Power Adapter Amps

Ecs / Ka3-mvp
January 31, 2009 at 11:21:38
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, 3.368 GHz / 4095 MB
I have a broken adapter for my Inspiron 8600 rated output at 19.5V 3.34A & I have a spare adapter for my Inspiron 9100 rated output 19.5V 7.7A can I use this adapter? Same voltage but Im worried about the 4.36A increase??

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#1
January 31, 2009 at 11:48:16
The 7.7A is the maximum that the adapter can supply. If the device only needs 3.34A, that's all that it will draw. Any device only draws the amount of current it needs (assuming that it's not defective).

But if it's DC, the adapter's polarity does have to match the device.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#2
January 31, 2009 at 12:07:30
very helpful. absolutaly everything matches except the amps. their even both inspirons parts are matchable (keyboard, screen...)

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#3
January 31, 2009 at 13:02:36
If it's AC output you have nothing to worry about. Even if it's DC output, I don't think there is anything to worry about. I doubt very much that a company would use adapters for similar devices with different polarities. The polarity is 'usually' marked on the devices.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#4
January 31, 2009 at 13:07:46
Ohh Its DEFF DC. everything except the AMPs liek I said both are 19.5V DC output both have a standard AC wall plug

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