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Windows 7: External HDD with enclosure question

20 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
External HDD with enclosure question

Hi all,

Iím replacing my current AC adapter for the external hard drive with enclosure with a new one. Here are the specs of the current one.
Input:100-240v 50-60Hz 1.2A
Output:5v=2A 12v=1.2A

The one Iím considering buying an adapter which has the following specs:
Input:100-240VAC 50-60Hz 1A
Output:12V=2A 5V=2A

Are these 2 adapters compatible in terms of Voltage and Ampere please. Will it work with my external HDD with enclosure? Thanks for your time.

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20 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

They look compatible. What about the plug. Is that the same.
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20 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional, SP1

Yup, the port for the plus is the same. My question is will the adapter work on me external HDD with enclosure? Will the voltage and Ampere make any difference pls. Thanks.
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21 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Just make sure the positive/negative connections going from the adapter to the enclosure are the same or you could possibly fry it trying to push power through the system in reverse. They'll probably be the same but it can't really hurt to check. There should be an indicator on the plug that looks like this:

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