Cheap Charger Issue

Nick_146

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Dec 5, 2016
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I bought a cheap off brand generic dell charger off amazon, and everything was gonna work fine until i got a message telling me the charger didn't have adequate wattage. The laptop is informing me it is plugged in but wont charge using the one i bought. Is there any way I can allow the battery to charge even with the one i bought.
 

Nick_146

Commendable
Dec 5, 2016
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0
1,510
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whats strange is that they both say they have 19.5 volts but the one i have wont charge. I also get a message saying that the battery requires 65 watts to charge, but my charger is 65 watts.
 
Actually I find it a little odd Dell would force you to buy a certain wattage charger. Typically with a lower wattage charger (within reason), the battery simply charges at a slower rate. Wonder if Dell's charger is of a proprietary (must buy from us!) design.
 
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