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Differnt Power connector for a laptop?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have a friend who has a Dell Inspiron 7559 and they have the same head connector but different outputs wattage. So they want to see if it works, would that damage it if they used my Alienware 17 R4's charger?


 

 

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Never use a different voltage that specified on the label on the laptop.

 

You'll blow up the regulators on the board, or damage other components.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
58 minutes ago, James Evens said:

Don't mix voltages.

 

33 minutes ago, zombienerd said:

Never use a different voltage that specified on the label on the laptop.

 

You'll blow up the regulators on the board, or damage other components.

Actually idk about voltage, I meant to say output wattage. Mine is 240 and theirs is 130.


 

 

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2 minutes ago, Inkz said:

 

Actually idk about voltage, I meant to say output wattage. Mine is 240 and theirs is 130.

Look for where it says "OUTPUT: " on the labels.  Make sure it says the same voltage (18.1VDC, 19VDC, etc)

 

If your supply is the same voltage (probably 18.6ish), but higher wattage, then go for it.  Never go lower on wattage, but going higher is fine.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, zombienerd said:

Look for where it says "OUTPUT: " on the labels.  Make sure it says the same voltage (18.1VDC, 19VDC, etc)

 

If your supply is the same voltage (probably 18.6ish), but higher wattage, then go for it.  Never go lower on wattage, but going higher is fine.

So they have same voltage but different amps?IMG_20190216_171638.jpgimage0.jpg?width=507&height=676


 

 

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You can use the 230W unit on the smaller laptop, but not the 130w unit on the larger laptop.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, zombienerd said:

You can use the 230W unit on the smaller laptop, but not the 130w unit on the larger laptop.

So this works?

 


 

 

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Just now, Inkz said:

So this works?

 

It should, yes.  As long as your Alienware's was the 230 watt unit :)

 

 


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Cooler: CoolerMaster MasterLiquid 240

MB: ASRock Killer SLI X370 

Ram: Team Vulcan 16gb DDR4 2400 

GPU: Dual XFX R9 390 8GB in Crossfire

PS: Seasonic FOCUS Gold Plus Series SSR-750FX

SSD: Samsung EVO 840 128gb 

HDD: Hitatchi 2tb 7200RPM + 3x 2TB WD Passport USB 3.0

Optical: Lite-On DVD +/-RW 

Monitors: Dual Acer 24" 1080 

Keyboard: IOgear Mechlite

Mouse: Logitech Wireless
OS: Windows 10 Home x64

 

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