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Using dell charger for HP laptop

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by sreenadh, Jul 24, 2008.

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  1. sreenadh

    sreenadh Notebook Enthusiast

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    My personal laptop is a HP Compaq nx6310. I usually forget to take my laptop's charger when i am taking it to work. Buying a new charger is pretty expense when i enquired. At work i have a dell laptop. I was wondering the dell charger instead of the hp's.

    In my charger:
    INPUT: 100-240V ~ 1.6A
    OUTPUT: 18.5V 3.5A

    Dell's charger:
    INPUT: 100-240 V ~1.5A
    OUTPUT: 19.5V 3.34A

    I know that there is a difference. But not sure if it can do any harm. Pls reply.
     
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    f15hp Notebook Consultant

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    It may not cause harm right away, but it might in the long run. I don't recomend using the Dell's charger on the HP laptop since watts might be different too.
     
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    makaveli72 Eat.My.Shorts

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    watts alone?...this mixing of manufacturers should be a no-no rule...Especially w/ dell and hp connecting together like that...come on man...this should not be allowed! :eek:
     
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    Greg Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Even if it did work, I wouldn't trust it. Watts could be different, but either/or could have different tolerances of noise and feedback circuitry that could RUIN either part.
     
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    I would think after you run down your laptop battery a couple of times you would remember to take the charger to work with you.
     
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    sjordi Notebook Geek NBR Reviewer

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    I would not trust anything coming from Dell. Period.
     
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    Technically it should be fine. Its lower watt lower amp which means it wont fry your battery. But it's not what the laptop was designed for so I wouldn't use it.
     
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    I'd be more concerned with the voltage difference than the watts.
     
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