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Will it be safe to use a 16volt PSU for a laptop that requires 15volts .. ?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Alex Quant, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Alex Quant

    Alex Quant Guest

    I have a regulated 16volt DC power-supply that I'd like to use on a laptop
    that requires 15vDC. Is the 1volt difference enough to cause problems with
    the laptop? The amperage is OK as the laptop can suck upto 3amps, and the
    PSU can deliver 3.6amps.



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    Alex Quant, Mar 2, 2004
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  2. Alex:

    Most likely it will not cause a problem. Usually the regulation for the
    "inside" of laptop is on a board inside the laptop. The DC source is DC,
    but not regulated well. (Understand, the words here are "most likely"!!)

    Richard Johnson, Mar 2, 2004
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  3. Alex Quant

    Squiggly30 Guest

    I'm using an old dell that requires an 18.5 volt psu, but I only had a 20
    volt one, and it works fine. The amps are the same at 3.5 amps, and I
    haven't seen any ill effects from doing this so far.

    Squiggly30, Mar 2, 2004
  4. Alex Quant

    Papa Guest

    Why take a chance? Get a PS designed for your laptop.
    Papa, Mar 2, 2004
  5. it is only 1 volt, I think, it will be OK
    Dennis Savatski, Mar 3, 2004
  6. Alex Quant

    Alex Quant Guest

    Thanks for the replies! :)


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    Alex Quant, Mar 5, 2004
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