replacement A/C adapter - is slightly lower amperage OK?

bj1432

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I have a Dell laptop. The original A/C adapter was beginning to fail, so I ordered a new adapter that claimed to be compatible with the model number of my old adapter (LA65NS2-00). The old adapter is rated at 1.6A, while the new adapter is rated at 1.5A. I know that the new adapter is supposed to be rated at least as high as the old, and that's not the case here. However, the difference is small: is 0.1A going to make a difference? Do I risk the laptop overheating by using it? If it helps, here's where I got the replacement adapter from:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-65W-AC-Adapter-Power-Supply-for-Dell-DA65NS4-00-LA65NS2-00-NX061-XK850-/190807714144?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:CA:3160

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

tigerg

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Dell sometimes supplies different adapters when there are different configurations in the same laptop. For example, one laptop with integrated graphics will have a slightly lower rated power supply than the same model with discrete graphics.

Since I don't know the specifics of your Dell, give the tech support people a call and find out. If they say it is compatible, it probably is OK unless you have the laptop maxed out.
 
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