Solved Can I use 65W adapter instead of 90W

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November 28, 2012 at 14:50:36
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 2.793 GHz / 2047 MB
Hi Guys!

I have a HP DV6000 Laptop with AMD Turion x64 processor at 1.7Ghz (Dual Core). It has a nVidia motherboard with Geforce Go Graphics. My original adapter which came with the laptop stopped working and I got a new one. The old one was 90W 19A(4.74A) and the new one is 65W 18.5A(3.5A). So can I use the new charger.

I took the battery out and it was written on the laptop below the battery:
18.5A(3.5A) or

So can I use the new charger which is 65W 18.5A(3.5A) instead of the old which was 90W 19A(4.74A).

I need an urgent answer because I am going out of town within a few hours and I need to get another charger if this can damage the laptop. Also when the laptop is plugged in it has a strange feeling to it like a current passing thourgh when I rub my hand on it.


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November 28, 2012 at 15:15:05
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I doubt it would do any harm, but clearly on the Wattage alone your new adapter is less adequate. The rule of thumb is to either match or exceed the Watts and Amps figures. DO NOT exceed the Voltage.

Best bet is to get the correct replacement.

I have assumed the polarity and plugging arrangements are identical.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 28, 2012 at 21:02:38
Everything else is the same expect the the watts and amps. Thanks for the reponse I think I'll be get the correct one.

Thank you

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